The sixth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention started optimistically as the hype surrounding the use of antiretroviral treatment to prevent HIV infection gained momentum. But the focus of much discussion in Rome from 17-20 July will undoubtedly be on how to transform the recent promising research findings into workable policy.
Palabra clave ‘HIV-negative’
In theory, it should go something like this: pregnant woman tests HIV-positive as part of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services at her antenatal clinic, and tells dad-to-be; dad tests for HIV and they support each other, start treatment if need be, and prevent HIV transmission to baby or dad.
Trials on an Aids vaccine that is generating a lot of excitement in the scientific world have finally started in Kenya with several volunteering for vaccination.
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with HIV and is associated with an increased risk of disease progression, investigators from the EuroSIDA cohort report in the online edition of AIDS.