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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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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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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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Empirical studies and population-level policy simulations show the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in generalized epidemics.
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26 April 2016
Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have...
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Background: Social protection (ie, cash transfers, free schools, parental support) has potential for adolescent HIV prevention.
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12 April 2016
A team of scientists led by Oxford University have made a discovery that could improve our chances of developing an effective vaccine against Tuberculosis.The researchers have identified new biomarkers for Tuberculosis (TB) which have shown for the...
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“FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 70 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world.
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7 April 2016
Studies on Three Continents Could Have Broad Implications for HIV Prevention ResearchEnrollment has begun in the first of two multinational clinical trials of an intravenously delivered investigational antibody for preventing HIV infection. Known as...
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The prevalence of HIV in young South African women aged 20–24 years is three times higher than that in their male counterparts.
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7 April 2016
The country’s first ever White Paper on the rights of person’s with disabilities acknowledges deficits in access to education, reproductive health and rights services as well as health care among people living with disabilities.Approved by Cabinet...