A recent systematic review of clinical trials of HIV antiretroviral medications showed women were less than a quarter of participants. The authors noted that this could limit the generalisability of findings as women can absorb drugs differently and respond differently to medication (side effects). [Read more…] about Women under-represented in HIV clinical trials
Reports and Studies
Since July people living with HIV have more choices about where they can have their scripts filled. As well as public hospital pharmacies, you can now collect HIV meds from community pharmacies (chemists) and order them on-line. [Read more…] about Survey about collecting HIV meds from chemists
An Australian survey of people living with HIV
Please fill in the survey now at www.hivfutures.org.au
HIV Futures 8 is a survey about the health and wellbeing of PLHIV. The study is keen to hear from PLHIV all over Australia – men, women and trans people, heterosexual, gay and bisexual people.
HIV Futures is an important project. It provides information to help governments, clinical services and community groups plan programs and policy. [Read more…] about HIV futures 8
An international study in 35 countries which commenced in 2011 and involved 4685 people with HIV, reported in May that starting antiretroviral treatment soon after diagnosis protects a person’s health. The START study showed compelling evidence that the benefits of commencing antiretroviral treatment immediately at CD4 counts above 500 far outweigh the risks. The findings will affect treatment guidelines around the world concerning when to start treatment for HIV infection.
The Kirby Institute in Australia was one of the bodies co-ordinating the study. If you would like to read more about this important study you can read about it on the Kirby Institute website.
ART use and non-use: an anonymous online survey
Experienced researchers from the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH), UNSW, Australia would like to invite people living with HIV (PLHIV) to participate an online survey. The survey is anonymous and will take about 30-45 minutes to self-complete.
If you are aged 18 years or above, living with HIV in Australia, we would like your help! Participation is voluntary. If you wish to take part in the survey, please click the following link artuse.csrh.org , which will direct you to the study webpage. [Read more…] about HIV treatment (ART) survey