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10 July 2019

Combining CRISPR gene editing and slow-release antiretroviral treatment to cure HIV

Two out of seven mice who received novel treatment and gene editing technology have had HIV eliminated from their bodies, reveals a ground-breaking study.

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09 July 2019

Talking HIV: Sex and sexual health in our communities

"I'm still to find those people who identify as British or maybe Asian, south Asian that are open about their HIV status because it is so stigmatised."

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04 July 2019

Less than 40% of adults in the USA have ever tested for HIV

Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.

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02 July 2019

Simple questionnaire to monitor HIV treatment adherence in children

New study finds that questionnaire can improve self-report measures of adherence in children at low-cost.

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27 June 2019

Young sex workers and gay men in Cameroon – at-risk, but with no services

New study highlights unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of young key affected populations in Cameroon.

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26 June 2019

Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement

Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.

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21 June 2019

Vaginal ring can substantially impact HIV prevention, reveals mathematical model

New mathematical modelling study suggests that the dapivirine vaginal ring could substantially reduce HIV infections among South African women and be an affordable intervention depending on roll-out strategy. 

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20 June 2019

Low but detectable viral loads among women on antiretroviral treatment preventing PMTCT success in Malawi

Women with low but detectable viremia account for one in six mother-to-child HIV transmissions among women on antiretroviral treatment.

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19 June 2019

India’s injecting epidemic – a problem for young people

People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.

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14 June 2019

Annual viral load monitoring is a safe option for children with HIV in resource-poor settings

Less frequent viral load monitoring for children living with HIV was not associated with treatment failure, however age and sickness at treatment initiation were.

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