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TREAT Asia and its network of researchers are working to understand optimal approaches to treating HIV and common co-infections in Asian settings—including hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and the human papillomavirus. The TREAT Asia network includes 20 adult and 18 pediatric clinical sites and orphan support programs in 12 countries.

The sites contribute patient data to TREAT Asia’s adult and pediatric observational databases—TAHOD and TApHOD—which pool regional information to better understand epidemic trends and identify and fill gaps in clinical evidence to inform national HIV treatment protocols. In 2006, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) selected TREAT Asia to lead the Asia-Pacific component of its global HIV database consortium known as IeDEA. TREAT Asia is also conducting several pilot studies investigating how to better treat HIV and common co-infections in resource-limited settings.

Featured Articles


A Major Milestone for amfAR’s Asia Program

Trials Remove Doubts About the Benefits of Early ART

TREAT Asia at the 2015 IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Expanding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in Thailand

Combating Anal Cancer Among HIV-Positive MSM in Asia  

A New TREAT Asia Database Examines Broader Treatment Trends

TREAT Asia's 14th Annual Network Meeting

Investigator Profile: Dr. Jintanat Ananworanich’s Search for the Cure

TREAT Asia Research Roundup

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis – A Neglected Disease of Resource-Limited Settings

Thai Study Demonstrates Reduced Risk of HIV Infection in Injection Drug Users Taking PrEP


Children and Adolescents:

AIDS LIFE and TREAT Asia Team Up to Fight Pediatric HIV in Asia

Study Shows HIV-Positive Adolescents in Asia Are at Increased Risk of High-Risk HPV

amfAR’s Pediatric Cure Think Tank Features Thai Study

A New Study Addresses Data Gaps on Treatment Adherence Among Children and Adolescents

Improving Reproductive Health Among HIV-Positive Adolescents

TREAT Asia Study on ARV Resistance in Children Reaches Its Goal

New Global Pediatric HIV Database to Investigate Critical Research Gaps

Earlier Is Better: Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Asian Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescents

Children Continue to Start HIV Treatment too Late

HPV–Another Challenge for Adolescent Girls Growing Up with HIV


HIV and Hepatitis C:

How Activists Are Driving Down the Cost of Hepatitis C Treatment in Asia

WHO Releases First International Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

TREAT Asia Launches a New Hepatitis C Education Campaign and Screening and Treatment Study

Screening For Hepatitis Can Improve HIV Care