Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2015 #04 - April 2015"

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the fourth issue of HIV this month in 2015!

This month, we feature an extended review on Cryptococcal meningitis screening and community-based early adherence support in people with advanced HIV infection starting antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania and Zambia: an open-label, randomised controlled trial by Sayoki Mfinanga et al. in the Lancet. The trial is also featured on the LSHTM website -  New approach to HIV management in Tanzania and Zambia reduces deaths by almost a third.

We draw your attention to an interesting paper in Nature Viraemia suppressed in HIV-1-infected humans by broadly neutralizing antibody 3BNC117 by Marina Caskey et al. which is a first in a human trial of bNAbs that led to a transient reduction on viral load.  An alternative to bNAbs might be to use genetically engineered molecules to bind HIV receptors.  Such an approach was tried in animal models and published a couple of months ago – AAV-expressed eCD4-Ig provides durable protection from multiple SHIV challenges by Matthew R. Gardner et al. and a comment on the same Tied down by its own receptor by Nancy L. Haigwood. 

We will be sending shortly a brief survey to check the usefulness and reach of the HTM French version to our readership. Please do participate when you get the survey link.

UNAIDS is again co-presenting with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)  a symposium on HIV 2015: Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response on 4 June. Check the link to register and attend in person at NYAS, or remotely on the web. Please do send this information on to colleagues you think might be interested.

Enjoy this issue!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval

N.B. Télécharger la version française ici 

HIV This Month - April 2015

HIV this month. Issue no. 4. April 2015

Welcome to HIV this month!  In this issue, we cover the following topics:

Reduce sexual transmission

Prevent HIV among drug users

Eliminate new HIV infections among children

15 million accessing treatment

Avoid TB deaths

Close the resource gap

Eliminate stigma and discrimination

Strengthen HIV integration

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