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Assisted partner services for index patients with HIV infections involves elicitation of information about sex partners and contacting them to ensure that they test for HIV and link to care.
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The remarkable expansion in availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) over the past two decades has transformed HIV infection into a manageable chronic condition.
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Viral load and viral DNA fall rapidly in infants who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) within days of birth, two South African studies have found, showing the potential for clearing the reservoir of HIV-infected cells – but infants with such a dr
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Male partner involvement has the potential to increase uptake of interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).
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14 February 2017
On one hand, Botswana stands before the world, and certainly before its nearest neighbors as a model of determined and successful policies that confront one of the largest HIV burdens in the world. With possibly 22 percent of people there...
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The incidence of HIV infection in young women in Africa is very high.
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15 February 2017
A Ugandan community with an historically significant place in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa experienced a substantial long-term decline in HIV incidence following the scale-up of ART and male circumcision last decade, researchers reported here.The...
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The effects of antiretroviral therapy on risk of severe bacterial infections in people with high CD4 cell counts have not been well described.
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Scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in countries with a high HIV prevalence has the potential to reduce incidence of new infections over and above the level associated with attainment of the 90-90-90 treatment target, according
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As health programs are relying more on decentralized models of care, mHealth has made it easier to collect, manage and store community-level health data.
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Michelle Li
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Data visualization plays a key role across global health programs in clearly and effectively communicating information to all audiences, including beneficiaries, program managers and donors.
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HIV testing and counselling (HTC) interventions are key to controlling the HIV epidemic in East and Southern Africa where HTC is primarily delivered through voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), provider initiated testing and counselling (PITC)
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Ethiopia has implemented routine HIV testing and counselling using a provider initiated HIV testing ('opt-out' approach) to achieve high coverage of testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
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In 1988, the generalised HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand began and in the same year the first HIV-exposed infant in Thailand was born at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok.
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Stigma shapes all aspects of HIV prevention and treatment, yet there are limited data on how HIV-infected youth and their families are affected by stigma in sub-Saharan Africa.
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16 February 2017
A six-month course of tuberculosis prophylaxis in people with HIV sharply reduced all-cause mortality, a researcher said here.In a three-year follow-up to a randomized trial, six months of isoniazid reduced the risk of death by 39%, according...
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The HIV epidemic in the population of Nairobi as a whole is in decline, but a concentrated sub-epidemic persists in key populations.
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20 February 2017
A so-called "HIV Conserv" vaccine has, for the first time, produced significant prolonged viral control in a large minority of recipients once they were taken off antiretroviral therapy (ART). So far, 1 participant has stayed off ART for 7 months...
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17 February 2017
Patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may avoid development of sometimes fatal complications when treatment is initiated, researchers reported here.Tuberculosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-...
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The ever-growing HIV treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) present local policy makers with complex decision dilemmas, as international guidelines emphasize the need for expanded access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), yet funding has fla