Talk:HIV/AIDS

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T-cell exhaustion[edit]

We need a section about T cell exhaustion. See 1 and 2 for more details. --Rezarj (talk) 15:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes here at least Pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Rationale for naming of article[edit]

Hi, I searched the archives and I noticed that "HIV disease" as a name for this article has been mentioned, although I can't seem to find an organized discussion with arguments for and against HIV/AIDS as the name of this article. "HIV disease" is the term used in the ICD-10 and ICD-9, hence why I'd like to see what the other side of the argument for HIV/AIDS as the title of this article was when this decision was made. Btw it is also worthwhile noting that HIV disease redirects to HIV and not to this article. Brenton (contribs · email · talk · uploads) 10:19, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello Fuse809. Here are past discussions:
Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:12, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
HIV/AIDS is the term used for the spectrum of disease caused by the HIV virus. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:55, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

The lead needs to mention treatment as prevention[edit]

In the current version of the article the lead says "Prevention of HIV infection, primarily through safe sex and needle-exchange programs, is a key strategy to control the spread of the disease." Ten or fifteen years ago safe sex and needle exchange programs may have been the primary strategies for HIV prevention but a lot has happened since then. In recent years there has been a bit of a paradigm shift in terms of priorities as studies such as HPTN 052 confirmed that early initiation of antiretroviral treatment greatly reduces the chance of HIV transmission. The concept of treatment as prevention (also called TasP) is well explained in this AVERT article. UNAIDS considers TasP to be a key element in HIV prevention. The Executive Director of UNAIDS, commented on the HPTN 052 study:

"This breakthrough is a serious game changer and will drive the prevention revolution forward. It makes HIV treatment a new priority prevention option." (Source: UNAIDS)

In the context to their ambitious 90/90/90 target for 2020, UNAIDS says:

“Antiretroviral therapy is projected to account for 60% of infections prevented through scale-up of these priority strategies.” (Source: AIDSmap)

and in 2012 the WHO released a publication of treatment as prevention and states:

"It is certain that TasP needs to be considered as a key element of combination HIV prevention and as a major part of the solution to ending the HIV epidemic." (Source: WHO)

Would one of you be so kind to edit the lead accordingly? Thanks Chakalacka (talk) 16:19, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Done Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:32, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Chakalacka I started a treatment as prevention article since there is already an article on HPTN 052 and since so many papers have been written on the topic since that trial. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:50, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you two for the edits. Much better now. Also thanks for creating the TasP article. If I find time I may expand it a bit. Chakalacka (talk) 02:02, 6 April 2015 (UTC)