New high-quality pill for HIV to be launched in low-and middle-income countries at reduced price

New high-quality antiretroviral therapy to be launched in South Africa, Kenya and over 90 low-and middle-income countries at reduced price. For about $75, the governments in South Africa and Kenya will soon be able to treat an HIV-infected person for 1 year with a pill taken ...

22 September 14:27

Marathon training is safe for people with HIV

Marathon run training is safe for people with HIV, investigators from Germany report. Training also had a number of beneficial effects, including a significant increase in CD4 cell count and improvements in cholesterol and blood pressure. «The main finding of our study was ...

21 September 13:44

Sanofi tests three-in-one antibody to treat or prevent HIV

A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys. If all goes well, the three-in-one antibody could be used either as a long-acting treatment or ...

21 September 12:28

By 2020, 70% of people living with HIV in the US will be 50 or older

Due to enormous advances in treatment, people are able to live far longer; so much so that by the year 2020, 70 percent of those living with HIV in the US will be over the age of 50. This is good news, but it brings with it unique complexities. Philanthropic funding is a ...

20 September 14:53

In Quebec, Naloxone Will be Offered for Free

The Quebec government has announced that naloxone will soon be free and accessible in pharmacies. Naloxone is an important part of harm reduction for people who use drugs along with HIV programmes

20 September 12:01

ECDC Report: Number of People on ART Doubled Between 2009 and 2015

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released a new report on monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS.

19 September 12:56

In Canberra, a New PrEP Trial Is Launching

Canberrans at risk of HIV will have access to a preventative drug after two ACT clinics this week opened enrolments for a trial of PrEP. Today the trials are the only way to get PrEP for the most people due to cost though it was approved for use in Australia in June last ...

18 September 12:17

New Do It London Campaign Starts in the UK Capital

“There are many ways to prevent HIV”, declares new Do It London campaign. It advises the use of condoms, regular testing, preventative drugs (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP) and becoming 'undetectable' by taking ARV as ways of averting the spread of the virus.

18 September 10:42

Thailand Wants to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

Thailand has launched its new 2017–2030 National AIDS Strategy, which provides a road map for ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in the country by 2030.

15 September 15:06

HIV/AIDS and TB Mortality Decreased During the Last Decade

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD2016) shows that HIV/AIDS mortality decreased by 45.8% since 2016 to 2016 worldwide, and TB mortality - by 20.9%. Nevertheless, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are still among the five leading causes of total ...

15 September 12:40