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Providing HIV testing at health facilities remains the most common approach to ensuring access to HIV treatment and prevention services for the millions of undiagnosed HIV-infected individuals in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Emphasis on adolescent HIV has increased worldwide as antiretroviral treatment has greatly extended life expectancies of HIV-positive children.
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Most HIV infections in Africa are acquired by married/cohabiting adults and WHO recommends couple's voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT) for prevention.
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Observational studies have shown considerable attrition among adolescents living with HIV across the "cascade" of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa, leading to higher mortality rates compared to HIV-infected adults or children.
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Male circumcision reduces men's risk of acquiring HIV and some sexually transmitted infections from heterosexual exposure, and is essential for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.
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It is normal for the process of bone creation to slow down as you get older, making bone problems more common in older people. Bone problems are especially common for women who have gone through the menopause.
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18 October 2017
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington is releasing new findings related to the Sustainable Development Goals in a scientific paper, a data visualization tool, and a report produced in collaboration...
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30 May 2018 (All day)
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2 June 2018 (All day)
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Durban, South Africa
Building on the success of the first International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) Conference in Mumbai, India (February 2014), and the 2nd in Buenos Aires (May 2016), the ICPCN is delighted to bring you the 3rd ICPCN Conference
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PEPFAR-funded programs for vulnerable children and adolescents are assessed using the Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) to ensure that programs are meeting minimum standards and providing quality services to vulnerable children and familie
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10 October 2017
More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in particular – often lack the information and services...
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Depression, one of the most common psychiatric disorders, is two- to three-times more prevalent in people living with HIV (PLHIV) than in the general population in many settings as shown in western countries but remains neglected in sub-Saharan Af
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31 October 2017 (All day)
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The goal of antiretroviral therapy is viral suppression. An elevated viral load suggests that a patient's treatment provision needs attention, such as adherence support.
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Social protection can reduce HIV-risk behavior in general adolescent populations, but evidence among HIV-positive adolescents is limited.
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Innovative approaches are needed to increase engagement in HIV treatment and prevention services, particularly in HIV hot spots.
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10 October 2017
As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce new HIV infections. The HIV prevention 2020 road map was launched at...
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The Road Map was prepared through a consultative process that brought together more than 40 countries and organizations, including civil society organizations, networks of people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, networks of key populati