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PrEP Effective In Reducing HIV Infection Risk; Other Experimental Therapies Show Potential As Functional Cures, Various Studies Presented At AIDS 2016 Show

aidsmap: PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment “Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can serve as a ‘bridge’ to provide further protection…

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Researchers Find Evidence Zika Carried By More Common Culex Mosquitoes

Reuters: Brazil scientists find Zika traces in Culex mosquitoes in wild “Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission…” (Prada, 7/21). Washington Post: Zika is found…

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‘Test And Treat’ Goal Achievable, According To African Study Results Presented At AIDS 2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African study exceeds U.N. ‘test and treat’ goal for ending HIV pandemic “A U.N. goal to get seven out of 10 HIV positive people to take a test, start medication, and suppress the deadly virus in their blood is achievable, a study in East Africa showed on…

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New Strategy To End Pediatric AIDS Launched At AIDS 2016; Researchers Report Successes In Preventing Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

aidsmap: New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020 “A new strategy to end pediatric AIDS launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday calls for antiretroviral treatment services to reach 1.6 million children and 1.2 million adolescents by 2018. The…

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Finding Cure, Control Strategies For HIV Possible With Continued Research

The Conversation: A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t Sharon Lewin, consultant physician at Alfred Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases and director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, clinical research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute “…A successful strategy…

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At AIDS 2016, Researchers Announce Large Clinical Trial Of Experimental HIV Vaccine In South Africa

Agence France-Presse: Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers “Promising results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine have paved the way for a major new study, researchers announced at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Tuesday. An 18-month trial with a candidate vaccine…

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Annual Worldwide HIV Incidence Steady After Years Of Decline, Global Burden Of Disease 2015 Study Shows

CNN: HIV cases rise in 74 countries in last decade “Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa. While the total number of new infections declined…

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TB2016 Conference Leads To Calls For Greater Political Leadership, Funding To End Disease

aidsmap: TB2016 demands a global commitment to end TB “While much of TB2016, held on the eve of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) from 16-17 July 2016 was devoted to the rapidly evolving science in the fight against TB, the meeting also highlighted the failure of the world, including…

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Seattle Times Feature Examines Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Role In HIV Vaccine R&D

Seattle Times: ‘We have only one shot’: Fred Hutch’s quest to wipe out AIDS in South Africa “A Seattle Times reporter and photojournalist traveled to South Africa to show you how Seattle scientists are working with residents of the country’s poorest townships. The goal: an HIV vaccine…” (Shapiro/Schultz, 7/18).

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Global HIV/AIDS Progress ‘Inadequate And Fragile,’ U.N. SG Ban Says, Urging Improved Access To Treatment, More R&D

Associated Press: Global AIDS gains ‘inadequate and fragile,’ U.N. chief says “Actress Charlize Theron, singer Elton John, and Prince Harry are joining researchers, activists, and policymakers at a global AIDS conference in South Africa this week to debate ways to better treat and prevent the disease. The gains the world…

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