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NIH News Releases Discuss Research Presented At AIDS 2018

NIH: Fauci: HIV remission free of antiretroviral therapy is a feasible goal
Ahead of an International AIDS Conference lecture on Wednesday given by Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this news release discusses opportunities and challenges of long-lasting control of HIV infection without antiretroviral therapy (7/25).

NIH: Multi-disease health fairs, universal “test and treat” help East African communities achieve HIV benchmarks
“People living with HIV in rural East African communities that hosted annual community health campaigns initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) earlier and had higher levels of overall survival and viral suppression than communities receiving standard HIV care, according to study data presented [Wednesday] at a press conference at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. Communities with annual multi-disease health fairs, which delivered patient-centered, streamlined HIV care, also had fewer cases of tuberculosis (TB), better control of hypertension, and approximately 30 percent fewer new HIV cases during the last year of the study compared to the first year…” (7/25).