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Infants exposed to an antiretroviral regimen of tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz (Atripla) from conception experienced fewer adverse birth outcomes compared to other three-drug regimens, according to a study of births in Botswana be
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To ensure the delivery of good-quality health services to the people who need them, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes strengthening the six building blocks of a health system: (1) governance and policy; (2) service deliv
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A six-month course of isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) at the beginning of the Temprano trial in Ivory Coast reduced the risk of death by 37% over a mean follow-up period of 4.5 years, Anani Badje reported at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruse
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Testing for HIV in the home could become a useful tool for the delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes among mixed-status couples – where the HIV-negative partner is taking antiretroviral treatment to protect themselves from HIV.A...
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Male circumcision is being widely deployed as an HIV prevention strategy in countries with high HIV incidence, but its uptake in sub-Saharan Africa has been below targets.
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As the world is rapidly becoming more complex, with many children maturing earlier and being exposed to competing sources of information, the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE & I) has become urgent.
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Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about the subject – that self-testing is acceptable to a broad r
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They are curious, impulsive and renownedly reckless. Studies have indicated they remain blissfully unaware of their risks, and unequipped to face them. Now, their numbers are growing fastest in countries that are home to great risks —...
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Delivering on the promise of preventing HIV infections with antiretroviral medicines, or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), requires thinking about PrEP as a nine-step continuum of preventive care, Brown researchers write in the journal AIDS.One...
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16 February 2017
Providing immune cell testing and HIV treatment counseling immediately after a positive HIV test was the first in a series of measures that increased rapid linkage to care and retention at ten clinic sites in Mozambique, data presented here...
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Expansion of HIV viral load (VL) testing services are required to meet increased targets for monitoring patients on antiretroviral treatment.
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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be nearly 100% effective if taken consistently so that there are high drug levels in the body at the time of exposure to HIV.However, among tens of thousands of cases of PrEP preventing HIV, there have...
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The AIDSFree team conducted a review of the GBVI in the DRC, Mozambique, and Tanzania by examining approximately 475 documents, conducting semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with 131 GBVI stakeholders (17 global, 19 in the DRC,
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Findings from first three of 13 countries in the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment show significant progress, highlight need for focused outreachZambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, neighboring countries all hit hard by HIV across their...