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HPTN 052: No Partner Infections With Viral Suppression Img

HPTN 052: No Partner Infections With Viral Suppression

Final results revealed a 93% reduction in sexual HIV transmission within serodiscordant couples when the individual with HIV was taking antiretroviral therapy.

Cash Incentive Studies Show Value of School, Financial Support, But More Needed to Protect Young People From HIV Img

Cash Incentive Studies Show Value of School, Financial Support, But More Needed to Protect Young People From HIV

Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates, while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.

HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens Img

HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens

Speaking on the opening evening of IAS 2015, Julio Montaner, M.D., and Michel Sidibe made passionate calls for universal access to HIV treatment and the rapid global expansion of the use of HIV treatment as a prevention method.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision at IAS 2015: Cause for Celebration and Concern Img

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision at IAS 2015: Cause for Celebration and Concern

Voluntary medical male circumcision needs to be specifically identified as central to bringing epidemic levels of new infections to an end.

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video) Img

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video)

Two exciting new developments in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are a long-acting injectable form of tenofovir, as well as an insertable vaginal ring containing dapivirine.

No HIV Transmissions Between Gay Couples When Viral Load Is Undetectable: Preliminary Results Img

No HIV Transmissions Between Gay Couples When Viral Load Is Undetectable: Preliminary Results

Preliminary results from a prospective observational study in serodifferent gay couples reported no linked HIV transmissions when the HIV positive partner had an undetectable viral load, even when not using condoms.

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015 Img

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015

Although the headline PrEP news at CROI 2015 went to the PROUD and IPERGAY studies, important additional PrEP trials covered implementation and alternative dosing with oral PrEP and disappointing news that tenofovir gel was not effective in African w...

HIV Transmission Risk Remains During First 6 Months of Treatment Img

HIV Transmission Risk Remains During First 6 Months of Treatment

A person living with HIV can transmit the virus during the first six months of starting treatment. Researchers suggest extra prevention strategies for mixed-status couples during this period before viral suppression is achieved.

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Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Fails in Major Study

Disappointing new study results have dealt a serious blow to hopes for a tenofovir-containing vaginal gel to help women protect themselves from HIV infection. Poor adherence appeared to be the primary reason for the gel's failure.

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Women and PrEP: The Bridging Role of Local Health Departments

On the day before CROI 2015, the U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group strategized how to expand PrEP access for women. Gretchen Weiss, M.P.H., senior program analyst for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), showed how loc…