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San Francisco AIDS Foundation Opens Strut Health and Wellness Center2

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Happy New Year from HIVandHepatitis.com

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Trials Offer Evidence-based Blueprint for HIV Treatment and Prevention

A trio of major clinical trials -- SMART, START, and HPTN 052 -- provide definitive evidence supporting prompt antiretroviral treatment for all people diagnosed with HIV, both to improve their own health and to reduce the risk of transmission to others, according to a recent commentary published in the December 3 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Further, results from the IPERGAY study, published in the same issue, add to the growing body of evidence supporting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

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Happy Holidays from HIVandHepatitis.com

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San Francisco Reports Progress in "Getting to Zero" HIV Prevention and Treatment Effort

San Francisco made good progress in HIV prevention and treatment during 2015, and its successes have brought the city national and worldwide attention. But more work is needed to "get to zero," especially reaching groups currently underserved by current efforts. "Like Silicon Valley in the tech world, San Francisco is where innovation happens in the HIV world," Diane Havlir, chief of the HIV/AIDS division at San Francisco General Hospital, said at a December 1 forum commemorating World AIDS Day.alt

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HIVandHepatitis.com 2015 Conference Coverage

Article listings by topic from all HIVandHepatitis.com conference coverage in 2015, including the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), EASL International Liver Congress, International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver, and AASLD Liver Meeting.

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Not Enough Is Being Done to Provide Universal Access to HIV Treatment, Advocates Say

An international coalition of AIDS treatment advocates, clinical providers, and people living with HIV has released an analysis showing than fewer than 1 in 10 people with HIV live in countries that provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all regardless of CD4 count, contrary to international treatment guidelines. The activists urged more funding to make global recommendations for universal treatment a reality.

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