South Africa

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Social protection can reduce HIV-risk behavior in general adolescent populations, but evidence among HIV-positive adolescents is limited.
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The life expectancy of HIV-positive individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) is approaching that of HIV-negative people. However, little is known about how these populations compare in terms of health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
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Alcohol use is associated with increased HIV-risk behaviors, including unprotected sex and number of sex partners.
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The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services (HTS) Guidance Database has been updated with new guidelines from many PEPFAR priority countries.
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Evidence shows that HIV prevalence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa increases almost five-fold between ages 15 and 24, with almost a quarter of young women infected by their early-to mid-20s.
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This study aimed to quantify the contribution of specific sexual partner age groups to the risk of HIV acquisition in men and women in a hyperendemic region of South Africa an
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Increasing populations of children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected will face the challenge of disclosure of parental HIV infection status.
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Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are the primary diagnostic tools for HIV used in resource-constrained settings.
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Population-wide HIV testing services (HTSs) must be delivered in order to achieve universal antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage.
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This study describes the overall accuracy and performance of a serial rapid HIV testing algorithm used in community-based HIV testing in the context of a population-based household survey conducted in two sub-districts of uMgungundlovu district, K
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HIV-1 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at birth aims to facilitate earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected neonates.
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Objective: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of the first opportunities for adolescent males in African countries to interact with the healthcare system.
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Objective: To determine the uptake of home-based HIV counselling and testing (HCT) in four communities of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia among adolescents aged 15–19 years and explore factors associated with HCT up
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Lack of accessible laboratory infrastructure limits HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, monitoring, and retention in many resource-limited settings. Point-of-care testing (POCT) is advocated as a mechanism to overcome these limitations.
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Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.
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Community health worker (CHW) programs are believed to be poorly coordinated, poorly integrated into national health systems, and lacking long-term support.
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In view of expanding 'test and treat' initiatives, we sought to elicit how the experience of HIV testing influenced subsequent engagement in HIV care among people diagnosed with HIV.
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With the goal of eliminating new HIV infections, UNAIDS set the ambitious 90-90-90 targets to be achieved by 2020.
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Increasingly, there is a need for health authority scale up of successfully piloted differentiated models of antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery. However, there is a paucity of evidence on system-wide outcomes after scale-up.
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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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The following abstract was presented as part of a poster dicussion session on viral reservoirs at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017):Background: In the 6-year CHER trial (2005-2011), HIV-inf
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MSF’s report on “Untreated Violence” in Rustenburg, South Africa, reveals that sexual violence, including rape, is at worryingly high levels in the Platinum Mining Belt area: one in four women had been raped in their lifetime, and approximately ha
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Chronic immune activation due to ongoing HIV replication may lead to impaired immune responses against opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis (TB).
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Multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are emerging worldwide. The Green Light Committee initiative supported programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis in 90 countries.