Daily pills may become a thing of the past for people who have HIV. A long-acting injection has been found to work just as well or better than standard pill-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) at preventing the virus from bouncing back and becoming infectious again.
At the end of a two-year trial of 286 people with HIV, 94 per cent of those who had injections of the long-acting therapy every eight weeks had the virus under control, defined as having less than 50 copies of the virus per millilitre of blood. A monthly form of the injection was effective in 87 per cent of those who had it, while standard ART pills worked for 84 per cent of those who took them.
New York City’s Bruce Richman is the award-winning founder of Prevention Access Campaign, the movement behind the U=U phenomenon. Bruce is coming to Australia as part of a nationwide U=U campaign from The Institute of Many (TIM) and Dynamix International and he'll be answering all your questions alongside medical/research professionals and other community members.
"Reflecting on our Past, Preparing for our Future”.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial reminds us of the tremendous impact that HIV and the AIDS movement have had on our lives. The Memorial emphasizes the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and reflect on the past and the precious lives that have been lost.