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The Day the HIV Treatment Pendulum Stopped Swinging Img
IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference

The Day the HIV Treatment Pendulum Stopped Swinging

People expected the START study results to be good. But they never expected them to be this good.

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IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference

HIV Remission for More Than 12 Years After Very Early Treatment in French Teenager

An 18-year-old female has been able to maintain an undetectable viral load for more than 12 years after interrupting early antiretroviral treatment, according to a study presented at IAS 2015.

IL-21 May Play Key Role in Limiting Early HIV Infection Img

IL-21 May Play Key Role in Limiting Early HIV Infection

A protein known as interleukin-21 appears to have the ability to limit the amount of HIV replication that takes place soon after a person is infected, researchers have found. The findings may have implications for both HIV treatment and prevention....

Timing of Very Early Antiretroviral Therapy to Limit Early HIV-Related Mucosal Dysfunction Img
Gastrointestinal

Timing of Very Early Antiretroviral Therapy to Limit Early HIV-Related Mucosal Dysfunction

New study results highlight that in the context of the very early window after infection, each day might be time-critical to limit mucosal damage to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

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Conference Coverage

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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Conference Coverage

Inflammation Persists Despite Very Early HIV Treatment

Biomarkers of inflammation increase during acute HIV infection and remain elevated despite early suppressive antiretroviral therapy, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

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IDWeek

Intensive Intervention Re-Engages Patients Lost to Care in Inner-City Philadelphia Clinic

Actively identifying patients living with HIV who have been lost to care and then implementing a brief, focused, patient-oriented bundled intervention in two dedicated office visits improved re-engagement in HIV care at a large urban HIV clinic in Ph...

Physicians Struggle to Clinically Diagnose Early HIV Infection Img

Physicians Struggle to Clinically Diagnose Early HIV Infection

Despite the belief that early HIV infection presents with a well recognized flu-like syndrome, most physicians are unable to use clinical skills to differentiate those who should and should not be tested for HIV infection, according to a study publis...

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Revised CDC Guidelines for HIV Testing Encourage Earlier Diagnoses

On June 27, National HIV Testing Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for HIV testing that revolve around better diagnosing acute HIV.

Currently, a standard HIV antibody test detects the pre...

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NAAT Testing Combined With Social Marketing Campaigns Improve Detection of Acute HIV Infection Among MSM in Vancouver

People who have recently become infected with HIV are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to others and may account for up to half of new HIV infections in some populations. Several factors contribute to an increased risk of HIV transmission.

Duri...