Category: Sydney Rosen

HIV ‘test and treat’ strategy can save lives – but it needs to be easier for patients to start treatment

The Conversation US By Sydney Rosen, School of Public Health The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to take a tremendous toll on human health, with 37 million people infected and 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2014. In sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV epidemic has been most devastating, more than 25 million people are HIV-infected, about […]

Starting HIV treatment at first clinic visit improves outcomes in African study

AidsMap Sydney Rosen, School of Public Health A programme to accelerate the process of HIV diagnosis, preparation and starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa led to a higher proportion of people initiating treatment and better health outcomes, according to results from the RapIT trial presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) […]