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Getting To Zero
27 Jul 2015 - 11:45

Julie Bort
Business Insider

Here's a bit of good news tweeted out by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.Not only are fewer people in the world getting HIV, those that do can expect to live two decades longer.Gates points to a recent story from The Economist that says the longer life span is because almost half the people diagnosed now have access to treatment. The Economist estimates 37 million people have the illness and 15 million of them are receiving drug treatment.

27 Jul 2015 - 11:37

This year the IAS is again working with the UK-based HIV ResearchTrust to promote their 2016 awards for research training scholarships.The scholarships are for physicians, nurses, scientists and other health care professionals from low-income and lower-middle-income countries undertaking research in resource-limited settings working in the field of HIV infection. The award is used to develop a candidate's career and, on return to the home institution, add to the capacity of their department to carry out research related to treatment and prevention.

27 Jul 2015 - 10:33

Providing opioid substitution therapy (OST) alongside antiretroviral therapy to people who inject drugs results in a significantly greater reduction in deaths compared to providing either intervention alone, a study of the Canadian province of British Columbia has shown. The findings were presented by Dr Bohdan Nosyk and colleagues from the University of British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver.

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