Articles tagged with: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Amsterdam PrEP failure patient had unusual course of HIV infection

published: October, 04, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

Researchers speculate that continued PrEP might stop local infections becoming systemic. From AIDSmap, Gus Cairns reports.

Amsterdam PrEP failure patient had unusual course of HIV infection

At last February’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dutch clinicians presented a so-far unique case of a man who had apparently become infected with non-drug-resistant HIV while taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consistently. Two previous cases of PrEP failure had been reported, but in both cases, the men concerned had been infected with multidrug-resistant HIV. This case, therefore, raised concerns that PrEP may not be 100% effective. The case has

From the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017; new drugs, new hope and possible timelines

published: April, 07, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Treatment, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

From CATIE, Sean R. Hosein reports on several new drugs that are in varying stages of development.

From the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017;  new drugs, new hope and possible timelines

Une version française est disponible ici. At the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which took place in Seattle from February 13 to 16, 2017, researchers presented data about new anti-HIV compounds in development, including the following: a new integrase inhibitor – bictegravir a new nuke (NRTI) – code-named GS-9131 a non-nuke (NNRTI) – doravirine a new protease inhibitor – code-named GS-PI1 a capsid inhibitor (a new cla

HIV undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

published: October, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

This is the story of how the Swiss Statement went from policy pariah to documented fact. And it is the story of the vindication of Pietro Vernazza.

HIV undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

This article by Heather Boerner previously appeared at TheBody.com, here. On Jan. 30, 2008, Pietro Vernazza, M.D., was on vacation with his wife, Eva, in the Swiss Alps when his phone rang. It rang again when they got back to their hotel room, and then again the next day. The whole week was taken up with one call after another. When he returned home a few days later, he appeared on Swiss national radio. Days after that, he began what turned into a worldwide tour of public health and professio