Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2016 #07 - July 2016"

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the seventh issue of HIV this month in 2016! 

As you know the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) happened in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. Among the many presentations you will find on the AIDS2016 online conference programme are results from the REALITY trial at a late breaker session by James Hakim, the TasP trial by François Dabis at a session on Testing Times-Interventions to Improve Rates of HIV Testing, and at another late breaker session, the HVTN 100 trial by Linda-Gail Bekker. You will find the links to abstracts, presentation slides and webcasts publicly available for each of the sessions.   

The REALITY trial found that giving a package of drugs to prevent infections to people who are starting HIV treatment with advanced disease can reduce deaths. A summary of the trial findings are also on the MRC-UK website.

Findings from the HVTN 100 trial is important as it has confirmed support to the HVTN 702 vaccine trial in South Africa, which was announced by the National Institutes of Health on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, 18 May. HVTN 702, a phase 2b/3 HIV vaccine efficacy clinical trial will test an investigational HIV vaccine regimen designed to improve upon the efficacy observed in the RV144 trial in Thailand and to evaluate the vaccine in a higher risk population.

Enjoy reading this issue!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval



HIV This Month - July 2016

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

HIV testing and treatment

Combination prevention

Key populations

Elimination of gender inequalities

Elimination of stigma


Health systems and services

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