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World Aids Day 2013: Halfway to Zero

Nov 28, 2013 09:50 GMT Cavidi Each year World Aids Day helps raise awareness around the world. It’s also a time for everyone involved in the fight against HIV to step back and assess our progress. Looking at the HIV community as a whole and Cavidi in particular, I can say it’s been a good year overall. We have seen great progress in the treatment of HIV worldwide.

Jul 23, 2012 10:30 GMT Cavidi There are around 370,000 new infant infections worldwide each year. A significant number of these children will die if they are not diagnosed early and started on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). The problem is not the lack of ARVs as much as a lack of proper HIV early infant diagnostics (EID). Recent reports indicate that RT-technology may be an answer to improved access to (EID).

The HIV Subtype Picture

Oct 13, 2011 08:52 GMT Cavidi Although the North American and Western European experience has historically been with HIV-1 group M subtype B virus, this is changing rapidly as migrants and refugees from developing countries with non-B subtype infections now present for care in the developed world, and travelers to developing countries acquire non-B subtype infection abroad and present for care at home.

Three reasons HIV viral load monitoring matters

Sep 15, 2011 08:07 GMT Cavidi Measuring an individual’s HIV viral load provides healthcare professionals with an accurate picture of viral activity. This is a powerful tool in fighting the HIV pandemic for three reasons: