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The Road Ahead

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide Treatment Horizons The Road Ahead New candidates hold promise for ARV therapy & therapeutic vaccines by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH The 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014) took place on September 5–9 in Washington, D.C. ICAAC has long been a premier conference for HIV research with investigators from around the globe [...]

HCV Insurance Restrictions

Posted on December 8, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide Hep Talk Who Benefits? Patient advocates decry restitutions on medications by Larry Buhl There is agreement in the medical community that a revolution is underway for the treatment of hepatitis C. New antiviral drugs are available and more are in the pipeline that will further reduce the treatment timeline, reduce or eliminate the worst [...]

Checking the Map

Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Destination: Cure, LifeGuide

LifeGuide Destination: Cure Checking the Map Where are we on the road to a cure? by Jeannie Wraight The past year has been wrought with disappointment on the HIV cure front. Most notably was the return of virus in both of the “Boston patients” and the “Mississippi Baby” that many had hoped would be sustained [...]

HCV Care Cascade

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Breaking the Bottlenecks A new focus on cascade of care seeks to expand screening & treatment by Larry Buhl Originally coined to describe the continuum of care—and the gaps in care—for people with HIV, the term cascade of care is now used for hepatitis C and other diseases. The cascade and number [...]

Heart Break in Melbourne

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Heart Break in Melbourne Cardiovascular disease studies focus on assessment, management & treatment by Jeannie Wraight Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a leading cause of illness and death in people living with HIV. CVD now accounts for twenty percent of deaths in HIV-positive people. Researchers and clinicians continue to piece together a [...]

HCV Behind Bars: Part II

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] HCV Behind Bars: Part II How one state grapples with hepatitis c in the correctional system by Larry Buhl In the August issue’s Hep Talk I covered the issues facing state correctional facilities who face the dilemma of who gets treatment for HCV. With the population of incarcerated individuals with HCV estimated [...]

New Nukes, Old Nukes

Posted on October 6, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

[Treatment Horizons] Nuclear Waste How to get overwhelmed by the data on new nukes, old nukes & lots of different classes of ART at AIDS 2014 by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH, and David Miller The summer of AIDS 2014 this July in Melbourne saw the community move beyond the wave of incidental, failed attempts at a [...]

HCV Behind Bars: Part I

Posted on September 9, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Treatment Behind Bars Part I: Who pays for direct-acting antiretrovirals in prisons? by Larry Buhl The new class of direct-acting antiretrovirals (DAAs) that have revolutionized treatment of hep C have greatly boosted the chances of recovery. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America [...]

Barriers to Treatment Use

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Opening Doors A new survey uncovers barriers to treatment by Chael Needle There’s an old chestnut that goes something like this: People won’t make a change until they want to make a change. In our present context of low treatment rates, change—linking to and staying in care for those aware of their [...]

Hep Advocacy Goes Global

Posted on August 4, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] All Around the World The war on hepatitis goes global by Larry Buhl The hepatitis crisis has been a global one for some time, but 2014 marks a watershed as NGOs, governments, activists, and pharmaceutical companies have set down important markers in how to address the pandemic. And they’re also beginning to [...]