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Public health and HIV viral load suppression

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UNAIDS, 19 JULY 2017 Key messages: 1. There is growing scientific consensus that people living with HIV who are taking effective antiretroviral therapy and whose virus is suppressed to undetectable levels will not transmit HIV sexually. 2. Treatment is first and foremost about enabling the person living with HIV to regain and maintain good health. Globally, there needs to be better access to...

Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), July 24, 2017 A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the...

VAC responds to PrEP-X Victoria Seroconversion

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22 May 2017 VAC has learned that a person on the Victorian PrEPX study has seroconverted and become HIV positive. There are two ways that this may have occurred. • If a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) it is possible that they would not be protected against acquiring HIV; • If a person comes into contact with a person living with HIV who has...

HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

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BBC news, 11 May 2017 Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a new study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy...

NASTAD Releases Statement of HIV Risk When Undetectable

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Poz, USA, March 2017 The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released its own statement regarding the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from people who are virally suppressed. The statement affirms that “durably virally suppressed people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy do not sexually transmit the virus.” It describes virally suppressed as “having a...

Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age

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  nam/aidsmap, published: 14 March 2017 People with HIV often show persistent signs of cognitive impairment and abnormalities in brain structure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but they do not appear to experience accelerated decline compared to HIV-negative people as they age, according to research presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic...

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