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New U.K. HIV Guidelines Cover When to Start ART, Treatment as Prevention, Pregnancy

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) has issued revised guidelines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) for adults and for pregnant women and prevention of mother-to-child HIV prevention. Comments are currently being accepted.alt

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HIV Viral Load Predicts Risk of Infection in Large Study

HIV RNA levels are the most significant factor predicting risk of HIV transmission, according to a study reported in the February 1, 2012, Journal of Infectious Diseases. Condom use, adult male circumcision, and concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were also important factors.

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How Much Can Early Treatment Reduce HIV Transmission Among Discordant Couples?

Treating the HIV positive partner in serodiscordant couples can decrease the risk of transmitting the virus, but the extent of the reduction will likely vary from country to country based on population size, HIV prevalence, and number of discordant couples, according to a mathematical model study described in the October 11, 2011, advance online edition of AIDS.alt

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U.S. Conference on AIDS Focuses on Treatment as Prevention, Impact of Stigma

Nearly 3000 participants gathered this week in Chicago for the 15th U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), an annual meeting sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) focused on the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.alt

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Expert Overview from IAS 2011 [VIDEO]

Cal Cohen from the Community Research Institute of New England provides an overview of the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) recently held in Rome, including groundbreaking findings on treatment as prevention as well as data on experimental antiretroviral agents and new strategies for using existing drugs.alt

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