18 August 2014, 8:10 am
Incidence of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased significantly among young, non-urban people who inject drugs in the United States between 2006 and 2012, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. “The incidence of reported acute hepatitis C among young persons has significantly increased during 2006-12, with annual increases over two


15 August 2014, 10:00 am
A support intervention based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) significantly improved adherence among people enrolled in an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study, investigators report in the August 15 edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Participants were enrolled in the Partners PrEP study and all had an HIV-positive partner. They became eligible for


14 August 2014, 8:50 am
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype A1 infection is associated with poor virological control and the rapid emergence of drug resistance among people living with HIV who are starting antiretroviral therapy in Malawi in the absence of tenofovir, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study looked at people starting HIV therapy


13 August 2014, 10:00 am
New research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases supports World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for the use of drug susceptibility testing to select drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Drug susceptibility testing for ethambutol, pyrazinamide and second-line anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment was shown to provide clinically useful information for the selection of treatment


12 August 2014, 10:40 am
NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black African communities receive neither the attention nor the resources they should from policy-makers, decision-makers and funders.” In particular, NAT believes that appropriate HIV prevention needs to be scaled


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