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Treating People With HIV As Soon As Possible Would Provide ‘Double Benefit’

New York Times: Treating HIV Patients Before They Get Sick Editorial Board “…The finding [of the START trial that shows people living with HIV should begin treatment as soon as possible] raises the powerful moral question of whether global and national organizations can find the will — and the resources…

Blog Post Discusses Implications Of START Trial Findings On HIV Treatment

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: START findings highlight treatment divide Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses “the announcement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Wednesday that immediate treatment of HIV infection considerably lessens risks of serious illnesses … [and how] the findings…

Devex Interviews U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx On PEPFAR’s Future

Devex: The HIV ‘emergency’ isn’t over, says PEPFAR chief “…Devex spoke with Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator who directs PEPFAR … While the global development community transitions towards a post-2015 agenda, PEPFAR is itself undergoing a transition — toward greater focus on country ownership, data-driven priorities, and…

People Diagnosed With HIV Should Begin Treatment Immediately, Study Shows

News outlets report on findings from the START trial, which show early treatment following HIV diagnosis provides greater benefits than postponing therapy. CQ Roll Call: Fauci Urges Early Start for HIV Treatment Based on New Study Findings “Results from a global study reinforce a United States policy of urging people…

Ukraine Activists Warn Of Impending HIV Treatment Shortages

Agence France-Presse: Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage “A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS. … Activists link the problem to a law adopted last year allowing…