Treatments

New York’s strategy to end the HIV epidemic – an interesting perspective

            At the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2017 (CROI) held in Seattle Washington in March there was a range of interesting and informative presentations on different aspects of treatment, living with HIV, ending HIV and a range of other research findings. The following is a report from…

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Community Pharmacy Dispensing

Dispensing rules for HIV ART medication changed on 1 July 2015. This mean you can fill your script and collect your HIV ART from a number of select community pharmacies. Unfortunately we will not just be able to waltz into a community pharmacy and have the pharmacist pull our ARTs off the shelf. The majority…

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Triumeq (abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300 mg)

Triumeq a new single tablet regimen (STR), combining abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300 mg has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare and is already available in the US (Aug 2014) and European Union (Sept 2014). It is the first single-tablet regime that does…

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Australian Treatment Cascade

At the beginning of January I wrote about New Year resolutions for our HIV management. That got me thinking about the ‘treatment cascade’. You may not have heard of it, so let me explain. The HIV care and treatment cascade is a graph which helps us visualise the proportion of: people with HIV in Australia,…

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New Year Resolutions

Love them or hate them, stick to them or ditch ‘em, New Year resolutions are common talk around this time of year. We promise ourselves acts of self-improvement or doing something nice for others, yet whether they last really depends on our level of motivation. I consider managing my HIV to be a worthy resolution….

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