First-line ART failure common among hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa

12 April 2018

A large proportion of hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced the failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

5 April 2018

Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.

TAF only superior to TDF when used with a boosting agent

10 April 2018

The benefits of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) over tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may have been overstated, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Virus Eradication.

Better HIV Counseling Needed for Younger Circumcision Clients in Africa

3 April 2018

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men – primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 – are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarel

Study finds that women are much more vulnerable to HIV infection during pregnancy and in the months after giving birth

5 March 2018

A study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) found that women in two prevention studies were nearly three times more likely to beco

Now available: “Pharmaceutical Management Considerations for UHC” Webinar Recording

19 March 2018

On Monday, March 19, SIAPS presented its webinar “Pharmaceutical Management Considerations for UHC.”

HIV self-testing reduces risk-taking behaviour in sex workers

21 March 2018

HIV self-testing leads to positive sexual behaviour change among Zambian sex workers, according to new study. 

How a small African nation is beating AIDS

1 March 2018

As a middle-class Senegalese man, Salou (not his real name) was rather proud of his roundness in 2002. But by 2003 his clothes were falling off. He got tested and found he had AIDS. His pregnant wife was also infected with HIV.

High Uptake and Use of Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Observed in Open-Label Study

6 March 2018

Nearly 90 percent of participants in an open-label study of a vaginal ring infused with a drug to prevent HIV are using the monthly ring at least some of the time, according to an interim analysis of study data.