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Pediatric Pipeline: CROI 2014 Update on New Antiretrovirals for Children

Several posters at CROI 2014 reported data on antiretrovirals in the paediatric pipeline. These included the new integrase inhibitor class -- which might be a useful option for children in the future.

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Rilpivirine

Rilpivirine is an NNRTI, approv...

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Safer Sex Without a Condom: The PARTNER Study

Ever since the HPTN Study 052, we've concluded that having an undetectable HIV viral load strongly reduces the risk of HIV transmission. But how safe is condomless sex if one's viral load is undetectable?

The PARTNER Study is an ongoing large Europe...

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Very Early Treatment Benefits and Possible HIV Eradication

From the "Berlin Patient" to the "Mississippi Baby," we're gaining an appreciation for the possible benefits and utility of very early antiretroviral therapy (ART). Several studies at CROI 2014 explored this subject. In a study of HIV infection using...

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Update on Mississippi Child Cured of HIV, Plus Second Child Shows Signs of HIV Remission

One year ago this week, we first learned that a baby had been functionally cured of HIV. This week, we got an update on her health -- and word of another baby who may also be in "HIV remission."

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Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM

Heterosexual HIV-infected men and women have a high prevalence of markers associated with anal cancer, such as infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) and cytological abnormalities, according to study results presented at IDWeek 2013. ...

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Should HIV-Serodiscordant Couples Always Take Preventive Measures? Experts Debate

You're in a long-term, committed, monogamous relationship with a loving partner. You don't have HIV, but your partner does -- and is on stable, successful HIV treatment. Is unprotected sex "safe enough"?

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Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV

Intense recreational drug use and high-risk sex are strongly linked in young HIV-infected MSM (men who have sex with men). This may have negative impacts on treatment adherence and virus transmission, requiring targeted harm-reduction advice and supp...

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New Global Update on HIV/AIDS Shows 9.7 Million on Treatment in 2012

A new report from UNAIDS, the WHO and UNICEF, titled "Global update on HIV treatment 2013: results, impact and opportunities" and released at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala L...

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Speaking Truth to Power

"Violence and trauma are silenced epidemics -- even more silenced, in its nuances and impact, than the epidemic of HIV among women," writes Sonia Rastogi, the communications coordinator at the U.S. Positive Women's Network.

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One of the Most Disempowering Moments of My Life

Who'd have thought that the International AIDS Conference could make a person lose faith in the fight against HIV? For Lincoln Pettaway, Ph.D., that's exactly what happened. He recalls the moment he "realized that HIV/AIDS had become a product."...