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African nations, private donors and high-income countries rally together to raise $US 13 billion for the Global Fund...
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Nearly US$ 13 billion has been pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to accelerate the response to end these diseases over the next three years.

By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:45 UTC
10% of children living with HIV don’t develop AIDS because immune system ignores HIV ...
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The natural ability of some children's immune systems to hold off attacking HIV, thus stopping diseases progression, may provide clues for future treatment.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:41 UTC
One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries...
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World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:32 UTC
Pre-treatment drug resistance as high as 17% with no impact on viral load suppression...
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Surprising research from Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) shows drug resistance does not impact test-and-treat roll-out in South Africa at least in the short term.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:53 UTC
Experimental PrEP drug injected once every two months to begin global trial...
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Adherence challenges with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be overcome if experimental long-acting HIV drug is found to be effective and acceptable.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:52 UTC
HIV drug resistance: a new threat for low- and middle-income countries...
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With 17 million people now accessing antiretroviral treatment worldwide, HIV drug resistance has the potential to unravel progress towards the Fast-Track target of ending AIDS by 2030.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:51 UTC
Interventions to keep people in HIV care more cost-effective than a ‘treat all’ approach...
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Treatment scale-up has had major public health benefits. But where resources are scarce, interventions to keep people in care could be more cost-effective than moving to treat everybody living with HIV after diagnosis.
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:18 UTC
11 things to expect from an HIV home-test...
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HIV home-testing kits are available in a growing number of countries. They offer you the convenience of taking an HIV test in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – but are they for everyone?
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:15 UTC
People living with HIV have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment when they grow older...
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In the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) still affect people living with HIV as they get older
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:08 UTC
Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment...
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There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:35 UTC
Five things everyone should know about HIV...
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By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:29 UTC
Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets...
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Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:25 UTC
Holding our hands up for prevention...
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As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS ambitious fast track targets but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:24 UTC
Ten pivotal moments in the HIV epidemic...
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This World AIDS Day we've chosen ten pivotal events from the history of the HIV epidemic you should know about.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:23 UTC
Bats are global reservoir for deadly coronaviruses...
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Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people.
By aphrodite on 2017-06-13 03:20 UTC
Gates Foundation commits up to $300 million to global polio eradication effort...
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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates announced Monday that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged up to $300 million towards a three-year effort to fully eradicate polio around the world. The announcement came at the Rotary Internati
By aphrodite on 2017-06-13 03:19 UTC
Hope for people living with multi-drug resistant HIV...
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Phase III trials of the intravenous drug ibalizumab have been found to significantly reduce viral load in people living with HIV who do not respond to existing treatment.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:48 UTC
Treating fungal infections could prevent 1 million AIDS-related deaths by 2020...
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Over 300,000 AIDS-related deaths each year could be prevented through better diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections, according to new research from the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI).
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:39 UTC
HIV testing kit that gives instant results to launch in UK...
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New HIV test gives people instant results, in the comfort of their own home, enabling more people to access HIV testing when and where it is convenient for them.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:39 UTC
Capsule which delivers medicine for weeks after swallowing could revolutionise HIV treatment...
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A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:35 UTC
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