BETA Winter/Spring 2011


In This Issue

Thirty years after the first medical reports about AIDS, cure research is once again heating up, thanks to the dedication of advocates and researchers and the courage of clinical trial volunteers. Below you will find an in-depth article on current prospects for curing HIV. Other articles in this issue offer information on equipping yourself to live long and well with the virus.

HIV Eradication: Time to Talk about a Cure

A cure has always been the elusive “holy grail” of HIV/AIDS research. Promising new cure studies have researchers and advocates worldwide asking: Is lifelong treatment the best we can do? Read more...

HIV and Bone Health

People with HIV are susceptible to bone loss and fractures—particularly with advancing age. Research is underway to better understand, prevent, and treat bone problems in HIV positive people. Read more...

Becoming a Positive Parent: Reproductive Options for People with HIV

More people living with HIV are hoping to become parents, as better treatments extend life spans and improve health. Many options—including assisted reproduction and adoption—are available to positive would-be parents. Read more...

News Briefs

The 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011), which took place February 27–March 2 in Boston, is one of the major annual scientific meetings covering HIV/AIDS and its management. Reports of highlights from the conference are included below, along with recent news from medical journals and other sources. Read more...

Drug Watch: Dolutegravir, a New Integrase Inhibitor in Development

Dolutegravir (also known as GSK52), a second-generation integrase inhibitor, is currently in development for first-line antiretroviral therapy and for treatment-experienced people. Read more...

Women and HIV: An Update on the Positive Women's Network

Since launching in 2008, the U.S. Positive Women’s Network (PWN), a project of Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD) in Oakland, California, has worked to unite HIV positive women across the country and give advocates a cohesive voice. PWN coordinator Naina Khanna and communications coordinator Sonia Rastogi recently sat down with BETA to give an update on the network’s current and upcoming activities.Read more...

Open Clinical Trials

A selection of currently enrolling clini­cal trials of treatments for HIV and AIDS-related conditions. Read more...

HAART Chart - Approved Antiretroviral Drugs


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