HTB issue 16: BHIVA and Ageing Conferences, PrEP guidelines

This issue of HTB includes diverse news and reports that cover a surprising and disturbingly wide ground. Even though this was expected to be a quiet month, there is a lot to report.

The recent BHIVA Autumn conference included news about a second potential case of HIV eradication in a UK patient.

The meeting also launched the new joint BHIVA/BASHH UK PrEP guidelines which are now online together with feedback from the open consultations.

Our coverage from the 9th HIV and Ageing Workshop held last month is thanks to NATAP.org who were involved in cofounding the meeting and whose own coverage includes more than 40 reports.

Other articles includes Richard Jefferys analysis of cure research from AIDS2018 and news that the fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir/3TC has now been submitted to both the EMA and FDA – based on results from the GEMINI studies presented at AIDS2018.

BHIVA and BASHH also collaborated on a survey of sexual health services which provided a disturbing picture of the impact of funding cuts. These leading organisations representing doctors and other health workers involved in sexual health report services that are over-stretched and at breaking point.

Postive news from South Africa includes the first HIV positive trasplant (to a child that was HIV negative.

Finally, we highlight the shocking murder of an HIV positive activist in Greece which is now the focus of a community campaign for justice.

The next issue will report from the upcoming HIV Treatment for Prevention (R4P) and Glasgow conferences.