HIV this month. Issue no. 7. July 2017

Welcome back to the July edition of HIV this month in 2017!

The IAS HIV Science conference happened in Paris at the end of July, so in choosing the papers from the literature published in June, we have made a few references to some of the key themes raised in the conference.

UNAIDS released its Global AIDS update in the week preceding the conference.  It is not surprising therefore that many of the sessions in Paris referred to it – both to the excellent progress made in HIV treatment and to the more varied progress made in reducing new HIV infections.

This month’s edition focuses on the ever expanding range of diagnostic technology available for HIV and related infections.  We discuss progress in understanding HIV reservoirs in the hope of achieving long-lasting remission or even a cure. 

WHO issued its HIV drug resistance report and global action plan on HIV drug resistance, so we have picked some relevant papers from the month’s literature.

For epidemiologists, the complexity of age differences in HIV transmission and the heterogeneity of respondent driven samples both provide ample opportunity to think about the nuance of HIV epidemics and how the response can adapt to meet them.

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval


HIV This Month - July 2017

HIV this month. Issue no. 7. July 2017

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

HIV testing and treatment

Combination prevention

Key populations

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Adam Akullian

This is a very nice synposis of the current debate around partner age, age gaps, and the risk of HIV in high-burden settings.  It's important to note that the greatest risk posed to young women is not only from men 30-34 years of age but also includes men 25-29, and to some extent those even younger.  It would be great if the editor could make these changes to their summary, as it currently reads that only 30-34 y/o's pose the greatest risk. 

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:03

Thanks we have modified the age range to 25-34 men throughout. 

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:13

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