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Harm reduction for people who inject drugs in New York has worked, but hasn’t reduced racial inequality
by Gus Cairns, 2015-05-29 08:50
Needle and syringe exchange and opiate substitution therapy in New York City has worked in reducing HIV infection in people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to the extent of almost abolishing HIV infection in white people who inject drugs, a recent study published in PLOS One shows. But HIV prevalence in black people who inject drugs

High lifetime costs of treating HIV show importance of investing in prevention
by Michael Carter, 2015-05-28 08:30
The lifetime cost for treating one HIV infection in the UK is almost £380,000, according to a model published in the online journal PLOS One. Switching to generic drugs once patents expired could reduce costs to just over £100,000. The investigators based their calculations on costs associated with treating a 30-year-old gay man infected in

START trial finds that early treatment improves outcomes for people with HIV
by Gus Cairns, 2015-05-27 20:10
A major international randomised clinical trial has found that HIV-infected people have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels.The

High lifetime costs of treating HIV show importance of investing in prevention
by Michael Carter, 2015-05-27 18:30
The lifetime cost for treating one HIV infection in the UK is almost £380,000, according to a model published in the online journal PLOS One. Switching to generic drugs once patents expired could reduce costs to just over £100,000. The investigators based their calculations on costs associated with treating a 30-year-old gay man infected in

Acute HIV infection may present in many ways – sometimes as a serious illness
by Gus Cairns, 2015-05-27 08:40
A Swiss study of people who were diagnosed during early HIV infection has found that a quarter of them presented or developed a wide variety of non-typical early symptoms of HIV infection, many of them serious and a few life-threatening. Gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms were particularly common in these manifestations of recent HIV infection. However,

Funders' priorities and targets hindered community mobilisation and meaningful participation of sex workers in India
by Roger Pebody, 2015-05-25 10:50
Two qualitative studies, investigating the implementation of a massive programme of HIV prevention through community mobilisation in India, have identified challenges to the rapid scale-up and roll-out of a programme in which grassroots action was meant to be central. While the programme was intended to empower sex workers to tackle the social conditions which