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IAS 2017: South African Child Has Controlled HIV Off Treatment for 8.5 Years

A 9-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at 1 month of age and received HIV treatment for 40 weeks during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for 8 and a half years, scientists reported this week at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris.

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IAS 2017: TAG Releases Annual HIV, Hepatitis C, and TB Pipeline Report

On July 18 the Treatment Action Group (TAG) announced the launch of its latest overview of investigational therapies for HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and tuberculosis (TB).

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IAS 2017: IAS Conference on HIV Science Starts Sunday in Paris

The 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science will take place July 23-26 at the Palais des Congrèsin Paris. HIVandHepatitis.com and aidsmap will be providing joint on-site coverage next week. Follow breaking news via @HIVandHeptitis on Twitter. IAS will be webcasting plenary sessions and daily press conferences.

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Coverage of the 2017 Harm Reduction International Conference

HIVand Hepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 Harm Reduction International Conference, May 14-17, 2017, in Montreal.

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HR17 website

5/31/17

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HR17: Combining Drug Addiction Treatment and Perinatal HIV Prevention Leads to Good Outcomes

An integrated program offering medication-assisted drug addiction treatment and services aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission led to improved outcomes for opioid-dependent HIV-positive mothers and their babies, according to a presentation at the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference this month in Montreal.

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PAS 2017: Many Doctors Wary of Providing PrEP for Young Patients

Only about a third of family practice and pediatric providers said they would be likely to prescribe HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to adolescent patients, underlining the need to educate providers outside the HIV and sexually transmitted disease fields, according to a report at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting last week in San Francisco.

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