Articles tagged with: The Netherlands

Faster action on adherence is needed after viral load becomes detectable, researchers warn global treatment programmes

published: January, 24, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, As Prevention , Newly Diagnosed, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Media, Guest Authors

“Our results show that any detectable viral load between 51 and 999 copies per ml leads to poorer treatment outcomes than successful virological suppression of less than 50 copies per ml,” write the investigators. From AIDSmap, Keith Alcorn reports.

Faster action on adherence is needed after viral load becomes detectable, researchers warn global treatment programmes

Low-level HIV viral load, above the limit of detection, is an important warning signal for future treatment failure and World Health Organization guidelines on spotting treatment failure need to be revised to encourage greater vigilance and swifter action by healthcare providers in lower- and middle-income settings, investigators report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study, carried out by Annemarie Wensing and colleagues at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and University

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

Lost heroes: talking with a friend

published: July, 25, 2014 Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV

New PositiveLite.com writer Philip J H Dawson interviews Peter J. Smit from The Netherlands about his work in HIV and AIDS and also how he got to work directly with plane crash victim Joep Lange who was heading for Melbourne and AIDS 2014

Lost heroes: talking with a friend

Joep Lange and life-partner Jacqueline van Tongeren Philip: I want to keep most of the focus in this interview on the work related to HIV and AIDS, however, with the tragedy that happened obviously I want to touch on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: It has been reported 193 people were from the Netherlands – flown out of Amsterdam - perished in the flight shot down – and, over 100 of those people were going to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Can you