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Raised Hope for Female-Empowered HIV Prevention

Researchers have moved closer to new forms of HIV prevention that women can use discreetly. One is the first vaginal ring to use 2 ARVs as an arsenal against the virus. Another uses vaginal film as a potential alternative to a microbicide gel. And so far, both have protected against HIV transmission.

Q: What is the HIV treatment cascade?
A: The treatment cascade is a descending, or “cascading” bar graph that begins with a bar representing the number of all HIV+ people and basically falls with each progressive bar, which account for those who have then been: diagnosed; linked to medical care; retained in care; prescribed ARVs; and have achieved a suppressed viral load.
Why do we use it? Several studies show that it’s easy for people to fall through the cracks at each step along the way, presenting unique challenges to defeating the virus in especially at-risk communities.

Q: What is the HIV treatment cascade?

A: The treatment cascade is a descending, or “cascading” bar graph that begins with a bar representing the number of all HIV+ people and basically falls with each progressive bar, which account for those who have then been: diagnosed; linked to medical care; retained in care; prescribed ARVs; and have achieved a suppressed viral load.

Why do we use it? Several studies show that it’s easy for people to fall through the cracks at each step along the way, presenting unique challenges to defeating the virus in especially at-risk communities.

HIV-Specific Poison May Complement ARVs3B3-PE38 is a toxin that scientists have engineered to target HIV that can eliminate infected immune cells in which the virus is replicating. It works alongside ARVs and could help eliminate the virus without indefinite treatment.

HIV-Specific Poison May Complement ARVs

3B3-PE38 is a toxin that scientists have engineered to target HIV that can eliminate infected immune cells in which the virus is replicating. It works alongside ARVs and could help eliminate the virus without indefinite treatment.

Jan 7
PEPFAR Gives $20M to Support Non-ARV MicrobicidesA gel-like product that does not contain antiretrovirals could eliminate the need for HIV screening needed for ARV microbicides, as well as reduce drug-resistant HIV strains. Even better, it could lead to an over-the-counter HIV prevention product.

PEPFAR Gives $20M to Support Non-ARV Microbicides

A gel-like product that does not contain antiretrovirals could eliminate the need for HIV screening needed for ARV microbicides, as well as reduce drug-resistant HIV strains. Even better, it could lead to an over-the-counter HIV prevention product.

FDA OKs Switching to Complera, Even If You’re Already StableComplera is a new, effective single-pill therapy which has become an important option for patients both initiating ARV treatment, and for a broader range of HIV-infected patients who have achieved virologic control on another regimen.

FDA OKs Switching to Complera, Even If You’re Already Stable

Complera is a new, effective single-pill therapy which has become an important option for patients both initiating ARV treatment, and for a broader range of HIV-infected patients who have achieved virologic control on another regimen.

'Quad' Is As Effective As Older ARV Options, With Fewer Side EffectsThe once-daily combination therapy Stribild,aka: the “Quad” because it contains 4 anitretrovirals, is just as effective as both Atripla therapy & a Reyataz plus Truvada combination. Plus, Stribild is far less likely to give you those crazy dreams, among other psychiatric side effects.For more info, click here.

'Quad' Is As Effective As Older ARV Options, With Fewer Side Effects

The once-daily combination therapy Stribild,aka: the “Quad” because it contains 4 anitretrovirals, is just as effective as both Atripla therapy & a Reyataz plus Truvada combination. Plus, Stribild is far less likely to give you those crazy dreams, among other psychiatric side effects.

For more info, click here.

U.K. Pastors Tell Young Church Members to Stop HIV Meds
Some Pentecostal pastors in England are telling patients they will be healed by prayer.
For more information, click here.

U.K. Pastors Tell Young Church Members to Stop HIV Meds


Some Pentecostal pastors in England are telling patients they will be healed by prayer.

For more information, click here.

Treatment News : FDA Approves HIV Drug Tivicay (Dolutegravir)

Feeling sicker than usual? Go with your gut feeling….
Bacteria in the intestines of people living with HIV may perpetuate the body’s initial inflammatory immune response to the virus and account for various chronic diseases, which are disproportionate among the population even in the face of successful antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.
For more information, click here.

Feeling sicker than usual? Go with your gut feeling….

Bacteria in the intestines of people living with HIV may perpetuate the body’s initial inflammatory immune response to the virus and account for various chronic diseases, which are disproportionate among the population even in the face of successful antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

For more information, click here.

The look is instantly recognizable: Fat loss in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples. The nasolabial folds running down from the nose and around the mouth, as well as in the limbs and buttocks. And doctors are still not even sure what causes it.While newer antiretrovirals have reduced the prevalence of lipodystrophy, a significant proportion of the HIV population still suffers from the disfiguring loss or gain of fat in key areas of their bodies.Click here for POZ’s treatment exclusive on “the face of HIV”

The look is instantly recognizable: Fat loss in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples. The nasolabial folds running down from the nose and around the mouth, as well as in the limbs and buttocks. And doctors are still not even sure what causes it.

While newer antiretrovirals have reduced the prevalence of lipodystrophy, a significant proportion of the HIV population still suffers from the disfiguring loss or gain of fat in key areas of their bodies.

Click here for POZ’s treatment exclusive on “the face of HIV”