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Activists takeover the STOP TB Symposium: Demand Zero TB

[For a short synopsis of this story, scroll down to the link to the news story: this is the play by play] As Dr Jos. Luis Castro of the Union concluded his welcoming address, opening the Stop TB Symposium, which always precedes the Union’s World Conference on Lung Health, whistles began to blow loudly, and […]

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Researching the use of ARVs for Treatment *and* Prevention in Key Populations

“Key populations* have high burdens of HIV with low access to services — and in way too many countries, they are the last people in line. So when we think about changing the guidelines with increasing access to care, that, it seems to me, is the fundamental issue that we need to address. No one

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Communities vital to delivery of the new global HIV treatment guidelines

A joint statement from the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) in partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) and STOP AIDS NOW(SAN!) issued today has welcomed WHO’s new Consolidated Guidelines on the use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention. The joint statement calls on government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and

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WHO releases 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of ARVs for Treatment and Prevention

WHO released 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention today at the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, which can be downloaded here: Its key points, according to support materials: Treating adults, adolescents and older children earlier – starting ART in all individuals with a CD4 cell count of

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“There is another moral imperative in this world, and it’s called: ‘Treatment as Prevention’, and it deals with HIV and AIDS,” Stephen Lewis, co-founder of AIDS-free World

Transcript of Welcoming Remarks by Stephen Lewis at HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop, Vancouver 2013 Moderator, Stephen Lewis: In order to exercise incomparable compassion I’m going to speak for a few minutes so that David Wilson can finish eating, which is unusual for me to be vaguely decent on platform. I’m glad to open this

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Preliminary 2013 Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines presented at 3rd International Workshop on HIV Treatment as Prevention

WHO’s 2013 antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines will recommend earlier initiation of ART (at CD4 counts below 500 cells) but will “still prioritise treating patients who are symptomatic as well as those with CD4 cell counts less than 350,” according to Dr Meg Doherty, of WHO’s HIV Department who presented the yet-to-be-finalised 2013 Antiretroviral (ART) guidelines

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