South Africa

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The TB/HIV Care Association seeks 2 diligent and highly experienced Regional Data Managers to be based in the Eastern Cape/KZN and Western Cape Regions respectively.
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The 2015 WHO recommendation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all immediately following HIV diagnosis is partially based on the anticipated impact on HIV incidence in the surrounding population.
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Angela Wahl, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine. She specializes in HIV research.
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Angela Wahl
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Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
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A group of young South African women who were diagnosed in very early infection and immediately given antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserved their CD4 counts and the function of cells that HIV normally disrupts.
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20 July 2016
At the margins of the at the 21st International AIDS Conference, held in Durban, a satellite session entitled “HIV Prevention in Girls and Young Women in South Africa,” was held on 20 July 2016. At the session the Honourable Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,...
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Background: Children perinatally-infected with HIV surviving due to pediatric ART are now ageing into adolescence. Yet monitoring adolescent treatment programs remains difficult as large, well-defined cohorts are rare.
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Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin a transition from child health services to adult clinics, Dr Mhairi Maskew of Unive
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There have been increasing calls for more research on interventions to successfully translate evidence-based knowledge into improved health policy and practices.
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Despite the widespread implementation of Option B+ (lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant and breastfeeding women regardless of CD4 cell count) postpartum HIV-positive women remain at higher risk of loss to follow-up and death, studie
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Although HIV/AIDS constitute a significant health burden among children in South Africa, testing and counselling of exposed children are inadequate.
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Call for Proposal to design KP REACH NET website and develop mobile applications About KP REACH
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Antiretroviral treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 77% in serodiscordant couples in rural South Africa, a population-based study carried out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal has shown.
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Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using the antiretroviral drug emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV acquisition for women at higher risk of infection if taken daily.
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Rabita Aziz is a Science Speaks staff writer and Global Health Policy Research Coordinator 
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Rabita Aziz
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Science Speaks
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This 11-chapter manual offers trainers an array of participatory experiential exercises to reach men (and their partners), exploring gender socialization and its impact on HIV prevention and care.
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ObjectivesTo examine the association between testing in the 2010 HIV Testing and Counselling (HCT) campaign with HIV risk behaviours and enrolment on ART.
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2 June 2016
Among a sample of South Africans living with diagnosed HIV infection in South Africa and waiting to start antiretroviral therapy (ART), one quarter reported recent condomless sex with an HIV-negative/untested partner, according to research published...
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The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is an implementing partner of FHI 360 USAID-funded Capacity Development Support (CDS) project.
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Treatment with efavirenz has been associated with rare but severe liver complications among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa.
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We aimed to estimate the individual and joint impact of age, marital status and diagnosis with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on HIV acquisition among young women at a population level in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Evidence-based approaches are needed to address the high levels of sexual risk behavior and associated HIV infection among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents.
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South Africa has committed itself to reaching the world’s latest batch of ambitious targets, but it will not meet them without sex workers, writes Ntokozo Yingwana.
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Ntokozo Yingwana
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