Articles tagged with: when to start HIV treatment

Starting HIV treatment at first clinic visit improves outcomes in African study

published: March, 04, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

What once seemed like a rash idea is becoming validated as more research suggests same day treatment initiation works best and is well accepted

Starting HIV treatment at first clinic visit improves outcomes in African study

This article by Liz Highleyman produced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.com first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   A programme to accelerate the process of HIV diagnosis, preparation and starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa led to a higher proportion of people initiating treatment and better health outcomes, according to results from the RapIT trial presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) taking place this week in Boston, US

The Evolution of HIV Treatment

published: February, 24, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

From CATIE’s The Positive Side, a history of HIV treatment from ART to the present. Bottom line? We know that the best time to start is as soon as possible.

The Evolution of HIV Treatment

This article by Sean Hosein first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE, here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  The arrival of the AIDS epidemic in Canada and other countries was scary on so many levels. We watched in shock as previously healthy young men became ill and were robbed of their vitality and eventually their lives. In the early ’80s, scientists had few answers to many of the questions that people and the media posed about AIDS. Perhaps most chill

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

A groundbreaking year in HIV treatment and prevention

published: November, 23, 2015 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

CATIE says: “Evidence that has been building over the past few years about the treatment and prevention of HIV is so significant, some people are calling it revolutionary. The question for the world is: When will we put it into practice?”

A groundbreaking year in HIV treatment and prevention

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  It’s historic. It’s inspiring. Evidence that has been building over the past few years about the treatment and prevention of HIV is so significant, some people are calling it revolutionary. Showcased at this year’s International AIDS Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver, our new information forever changes the prospects of health for those living with HIV, their partners and

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

Early treatment update

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

Aidsmap reports World Health Organization guidelines recommend universal antiretroviral treatment, PrEP for those at substantial risk

Early treatment update

This article by Liz Highleyman, produced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.com. first appeared on aidsmap here.   The World Health Organization (WHO) released updated guidelines last week calling for antiretroviral therapy for everyone diagnosed with HIV regardless of CD4 cell count and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at substantial risk of HIV infection. WHO estimates that if these recommendations are widely adopted worldwide, they could avert 21 million deaths and prevent

Talking early treatment issues

published: September, 15, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks with the world's leading treatment as prevention advocate, B.C.'s Dr. Julio Montaner, about new research that broadens the case for early treatment – and why Canada still needs to fully embrace its benefits.

Talking early treatment issues

Vancouver, BC [September, 2015] A new study finds patients who start HIV combination antiretroviral treatment at high CD4 levels – when the immune system is still healthy – have higher likelihood of long-term adherence and better clinical outcomes. Published in the journal AIDS, the new research confirms, at the population level, the results of recent randomized clinical trials supporting immediate initiation of HIV treatment. “Our study counters concerns among clinicians that individua

Starting treatment on the day you are diagnosed . . .

published: August, 03, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Aidsmap.com reports from IAS 2105: Same-day start to antiretroviral treatment leads to faster HIV suppression in San Francisco

Starting treatment on the day you are diagnosed . . .

This article by Liz Highleyman, produced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.com, first appeared in aidmsap.com here.  A programme at San Francisco General Hospital that offers antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the same day as HIV diagnosis led to a high rate of treatment uptake and more rapid viral load suppression compared to standard practices, according to late-breaking study findings presented at the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada.  Newly

Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

published: July, 27, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was in Vancouver last week for IAS 2015 for what he terms “a moment in time when the end of AIDS really does seem in sight”. Here is his very personal view of conference highlights

Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

If IAS 2015 (aka the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention)  was not notable for new research, it was certainly hugely important in building resolve. It was strong too in identifying what needs to be done to use the tools and knowledge we now have to turn the epidemic around. For collectively, we seem poised now, witnessing a moment in time when the end of AIDS really does seem in sight.  Many have been singing the same tune. Said Elton Joh

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

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