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15 September 2017
Only a handful of countries are on course to achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) target of eliminating hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a major public health concern by 2030, according to a study published in the Journal of Virus Eradication...
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1 September 2017
Two presentations at the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris told delegates that both trial results and analysis of drug levels supported the idea that intermittent, “on demand” pre-exposure...
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29 August 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS have released a joint statement on HIV testing services that reinforces two key principles that ensure a human rights-based and public health approach to HIV testing.The statement says that...
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28 August 2017
SA HIV Clinicians Society Updates Guidelines for Adult Antiretroviral TherapySince the release of the previous guidelines published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and a subsequent update in 2015 explaining when to...
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8 August 2017
A portion of pregnant women with HIV who previously had viral suppression and were receiving combination antiretroviral therapy experienced viral load rebound close to delivery, a small retrospective cohort study found.While only 6% of women...
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26 July 2017
It’s been an extraordinary week for HIV science. An extraordinary week for the HIV response. As 6,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders begin their journeys home from the 9th International AIDS Society...
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26 July 2017
Adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 account for 23% of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa. Females are much more vulnerable to HIV than their male peers. Whereas 0.7% of adolescent boys aged 15 to 19 have HIV in South Africa,...
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24 July 2017
Swaziland nearly halved its new HIV infection rate and doubled the rate of viral load suppressionNew findings from Swaziland, supported by the Swazi Ministry of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the...
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20 July 2017
WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and...
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19 July 2017
In Kenya, nearly 19 percent of the population is 15 to 24 years of age, and the unemployment rate for this age group is more than 22 percent. FHI 360’s APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde project responded to this situation by helping...
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10 July 2017
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Add City College of New York scientists to the list with a rapid method to access new molecules that could...
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26 June 2017
A randomized trial of clinical outcomes for patients with drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis underscores that new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease are critically needed, authors of a report in the July Clinical...
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22 June 2017
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their list of medicines deemed ‘essential’ as part of a well-functioning health system. That is, the drugs that every person should have access to, should they need it, no matter where...
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21 June 2017
When ministers of health and leaders of other government offices and agencies worldwide gather in Moscow this November for a Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, they will face the task of agreeing to make enough changes to what they are...
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20 June 2017
For decades, HIV has successfully evaded all efforts to create an effective vaccine but researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) are steadily inching closer. Their latest study...
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16 June 2017
Young people living with HIV have, with support from UNAIDS and youth leaders, begun an innovative and unprecedented partnership to strengthen South–South collaboration between networks of young people living with HIV in Latin America and the...
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15 June 2017
The 20th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines was published on 6 June this year, with a number of important new additions, including a recommendation by the Expert Committee on the Selection of Essential Medicines that WHO develop an Essential...
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13 June 2017
The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United States report in AIDS. Analysis by age group showed that fracture incidence among men in...
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12 June 2017
There is a high prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. Overall, 27% of HIV-positive men and 4% of HIV-positive women reported...
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12 June 2017
A study recently published in PLoS One found continued antiretroviral therapy (ART) to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.“This is the first large multicenter randomized clinical trial to...
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2 June 2017
Young women in Zimbabwe have an especially high risk of infection with HIV if they have a sexual partner who is ten or more years older, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Such inter-generational relationships increased the...
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1 June 2017
Bottom Line: A study of Senegalese women showed that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus.Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer...
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31 May 2017
A high proportion of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) successfully treated for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions experience a recurrence of disease within 18 months, investigators from Barcelona report in the online edition of ...
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29 May 2017
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design. The development was possible thanks to previous studies at TSRI showing the structures of a protein on HIV’s surface, called the envelope...