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Learning about additional HIV prevention methods doesn’t undermine gay men’s intentions to use condoms
by Roger Pebody, 2014-09-15 11:40
Health promotion interventions can combine information about condoms and alternative biomedical prevention methods without undermining attitudes and intentions to use condoms, according to an experimental study published in the September issue of AIDS & Behavior.“Our results are inconsistent with risk compensation theory, which posits that use of a biomedical prevention approach will lead to less positive

Pregnant women need more support on looking after their own health after childbirth – could help retention in Option B+ programmes
by Roger Pebody, 2014-09-10 18:20
Many women with HIV believe that HIV care for the mother’s own health is unimportant once the baby is born, especially if the infant tests HIV negative, according to qualitative research in South Africa. This may be part of the explanation for high rates of drop-out from programmes which aim to enrol all pregnant

Longer time to virological failure and less drug resistance seen in people taking Atripla than in people taking separate drugs
by Gus Cairns, 2014-09-09 11:20
An analysis of people who experienced treatment failure on their first-line HIV therapy with a viral load of over 400 copies/ml and who had taken either the triple-combination pill Atripla (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz), regimens containing its component drugs as separate pills, or regimens substituting lamivudine for emtricitabine has found that, although the rate of virological failure