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XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)

July 2012, Washington, DC

AIDS 2012: Switching from Protease Inhibitor to Complera Maintains Viral Suppression, Lowers Lipids

People who switched to the all-in-one Complera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/emtricitabine) combination pill from a boosted protease inhibitor continued to have undetectable viral load and on average had improved lipid profiles associated with lower cardiovascular risk, according to study findings presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC. alt

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AIDS 2012: NIH to Test Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

A Phase 3 study will soon be underway to test a vaginal ring containing the NNRTI dapivirine (TMC120) as a potential new woman-controlled HIV prevention method, the National Institutes of Health announced at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC.alt

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AIDS 2012: HIV PrEP: Toxic Lifelong Therapy or Effective Niche Prevention? [VIDEO]

Pre-exposure prophylaxis -- better known as PrEP -- for HIV prevention remains a controversial issue. At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC, Julio Montaner and Kenneth Mayer described new IAPAC PrEP guidelines and responded to concerns of a skeptical journalist.alt

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AIDS 2012: Is Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis C among HIV+ Gay Men Leveling Off in Amsterdam?

The decade-long outbreak of sexually transmitted hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV positive men who have sex with men in Amsterdam appears to have leveled off since 2007, perhaps due to increased testing and treatment, but more education and screening are needed, researchers reported at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC alt

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AIDS 2012: Nick Rhoades -- Criminal Transmission of HIV [VIDEO]

In 2008 Nick Rhoades was convicted of "Criminal Transmission of HIV" in Iowa, even though his viral load was undetectable, he used a condom, and his accuser did not contract HIV. He told his story at a press conference at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC.alt

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