Category Archives: HIV care & treatment

IAS2015: Maintenance HIV regimen of rilpivirine and boosted darunavir as effective as three-drug treatment in early results

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A presentation at the 2015 International AIDS Society conference in Vancouver reported 24-week results comparing a maintenance regimen of rilpivirine (Edurant) + boosted darunavir (Prezista/ritonavir) to a three-drug regimen of a boosted protease inhibitor and two NRTIs. This could offer some people a new treatment option should…Read More

IAS2015: START study confirms the benefits of starting HIV treatment at any CD4 count

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by Alan McCord, Director of Education A presentation at the 2015 International AIDS Society conference in Vancouver reported additional results from the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) Study that showed significant benefits to starting HIV treatment earlier rather than waiting until later to start: a 57%…Read More

IAS2015: New NNRTI doravirine as effective as efavirenz in people new to HIV treatment in early study

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by Alan McCord, Director of Education An oral presentation at the 2015 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver this week reported 24-week results comparing the new NNRTI doravirine to efavirenz. Both drugs were combined with emtricitabine/tenofovir (Truvada). The new NNRTI doravirine may offer benefits compared with the…Read More

IAS2015: New maturation inhibitor BMS 176 shows potent control of HIV in small study

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by Alan McCord, Director of Education An oral presentation at the 2015 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver this week reported promising results from an early 28-day, Phase IIa study of a new maturation inhibitor called BMS-955176. Maturation inhibitors act at the last step of the HIV…Read More

IAS2015: Teenager infected at birth controls HIV for 11 years without drugs

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by David Evans, Director of Research Advocacy An HIV-positive teenager who started antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as an infant and stayed on them for about seven years, is now 18 years old and has been off of all medications for 11 years with very low levels of…Read More

Project Inform Applauds California Lawmakers for Supporting Hepatitis C and HIV Services in the 2015-16 State Budget

June 25, 2015, San Francisco, CA – Project Inform, the managing member of the California Hepatitis Alliance and a member of the California HIV Alliance, applauds the California Legislature and Governor Brown’s support for hepatitis C and HIV services in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget. The…Read More

Early treatment for HIV: Making good on the promise of care and prevention

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Long before the results of the START study were recently published, showing a 53% reduction in AIDS and non-AIDS conditions and deaths in people starting treatment immediately compared with those who waited until CD4s fell below 350, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Project…Read More