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New Guidance Addresses Expanded Antiretroviral Treatment, Perinatal ART, PrEP

On the occasion of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC, the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) released new guidelines recommending that all people diagnosed with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART).alt

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Researchers Describe Ethical Challenges of Treatment as Prevention Trial

As described in the June 2012 issue of Clinical Trials, large trials looking at HIV prevention and other public health interventions -- especially those conducted in resource-limited settings -- may face ethical issues that could affect the validity of study findings.alt

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CROI 2012: San Francisco Early HIV Treatment Policy Linked to Lower Viral Load, Higher CD4 Count

San Francisco's policy of offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) to everyone who tests positive for HIV regardless of CD4 T-cell count has resulted in higher average CD4 counts at the time of treatment initiation and faster suppression of HIV viral load, researchers reported at the at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) this month in Seattle.alt

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WHO Releases Guidelines for HIV Serodiscordant Couples

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a report offering guidance for serodiscordant, or mixed status, couples. WHO now recommends that HIV positive partners in such couples should received antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention regardless of their own CD4 T-cell count.alt

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CROI 2012: The Real Life Challenge of HIV Treatment as Prevention [VIDEO]

"Treatment as prevention" was a widely referenced topic at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) this month in Seattle, and has been a dominant theme in HIV/AIDS news for the past couple years. Rick Elion explains why this approach may be difficult to put into practice.alt

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