Articles tagged with: START study

‘A near normal lifespan for people with HIV?’ For whom is this true - and who misses out?

published: May, 15, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, Aging, As Prevention , General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Smoking Cessation , Treatment, Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter: "We can’t ignore these vulnerabilities that can put individuals more at risk both for acquiring HIV, getting diagnosed late, or struggling to adhere to the medication."

‘A near normal lifespan for people with HIV?’ For whom is this true - and who misses out?

Yesterday, the Lancet published a study titled ‘Survival of HIV-positive patients starting antiretroviral therapy between 1996 and 2013: a collaborative analysis of cohort studies’. This study found that ‘even in the late ART era, survival during the first three years of ART continues to improve.’ In fact, the authors found that ‘between 1996 and 2010, life expectancy in 20-year-old patients starting ART increased by about nine years in women and ten years in men.’ The authors con

Good news? On this World AIDS Day, 2016, there is a lot to report.

published: December, 01, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

CATIE details how 2016 has been a year of positive change for people living with HIV.

Good news? On this World AIDS Day, 2016, there is a lot to report.

 The science of treatment and prevention has much to inspire agencies delivering needed services to people living with, and at risk of, HIV.  We know that there are significant health benefits for people with HIV to begin treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis. Early treatment with good adherence in order to maintain an undetectable viral load allows an HIV-positive person to live a long and healthy life. A ground-breaking study called START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Trea

Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

published: February, 10, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Alternative Therapies, Activism, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says there is so much faulty information on what being on treatment means and when to start that it is hurting us all. But there are solutions which can successfully balance patient rights with the benefits of starting treatment early

Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

Balancing act There has always been a balancing act between what science or even common sense suggests what’s best for us and our right to freedom of choice, to do what we think is right for our bodies. That applies to both prevention and treatment decisions. Sometimes we have got it right like saying “give people relevant and accessible information to make them feel in control of their sexual health“.  Sometimes we get it wrong, like the highly prescriptive, but once popular “use a

More research on the impact of starting treatment early

published: November, 09, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Aidsmap reports “Researchers continue to examine the data from the study and to better understand what they can tell us about how HIV causes disease.”

More research on the impact of starting treatment early

This article first appeared in HIV Update, a publication of aidsmap.com, here.  As HIV Update has previously reported, the results of a groundbreaking study which demonstrated the benefits of starting HIV treatment early were released in the summer.  The headline findings are clear and have already led to changes in treatment guidelines. All international guidelines now recommend that treatment is started as soon as people are diagnosed with HIV.  However, researchers continue to examine

New British guidelines recommend treatment for everyone with HIV

published: June, 26, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports everyone with HIV who is prepared to take antiretroviral treatment should receive it, regardless of CD4 cell count, new draft British HIV Association (BHIVA) treatment guidelines recommend.

New British guidelines recommend treatment for everyone with HIV

This article previously appeared  in HIV Update, a publication of Aidsmap.com, here.  Anyone living with HIV who understands the commitment of treatment and is ready to start should receive treatment, according to the draft guidelines. The decision to start treatment rests with the person living with HIV. The change from a recommendation to start treatment before the CD4 cell count falls below 350 cells/mm3 to treatment for all follows the results of the START trial, a keenly awaited inter

“Probably the most important study currently running “

published: November, 30, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

From TheBody.com, START study could change how we look at HIV treatment, and HIV itself

“Probably the most important study currently running “

This is an excerpt from an article by Simon Collins that first appeared on TheBody.com here.   Have you heard of the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) study? In my opinion, it is probably the most important study currently running. It generates strong views, both for and against initiating antiretroviral therapy early, but the results are likely to be surprising. Let's look at what START will and won't tell us about "when to start" treatment. As an activist living with