South Africa

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13 March 2017
After a second wave of intensive household testing, a large study of the 'test and treat' strategy in Zambia is diagnosing more people with HIV, getting more people onto treatment and reducing the time between diagnosis and starting treatment,...
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Mobile Health Clinics (MHC) is a social enterprise (and division of MST group) committed to bringing quality healthcare to remote and/or neglected communities through state-of-the-art customised mobile health and wellness clinics and laboratories.
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Implementation of safer conception services for HIV-affected couples within primary healthcare clinics in resource-limited settings remains limited.
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Safer conception care encompasses HIV care, treatment and prevention for persons living with HIV and their partners who desire children.
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The report of the 'Mississippi baby' who was initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 h of birth and maintained viral suppression off ART for 27 months has increased interest in the timing of ART initiation early in life.
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Training
SATuRN & CAPRISA 2017: HIV & TB Drug Resistance and Advanced Care WorkshopDrakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa, 30 & 31 March 2017 
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South Africa has a large burden of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB), with 18,734 patients diagnosed in 2014.
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Standard approaches to estimation of losses in the HIV cascade of care are typically cross-sectional and do not include the population stages before linkage to clinical care.
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The aim of this study was to assess the quality of rapid HIV testing in South Africa.
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Despite the importance of HIV testing for controlling the HIV epidemic, testing rates remain low. Efforts to scale up testing coverage and frequency in hard-to-reach and at-risk populations commonly focus on home-based HIV testing.
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Stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing in South Africa. Despite being a social construct, most HIV-stigma research focuses on individuals; further the intersection of gender, testing and stigma is yet to be fully explored.
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South African men are less likely to get tested for HIV than women and are more likely to commence antiretroviral treatment (ART) at later stages of disease, default on treatment, and to die from AIDS compared with women.
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Achieving the promise of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to reduce HIV-associated mortality and transmission in sub-Saharan Africa relies on increasing behavioral change toward earlier engagement and sustained retention in HIV care after HIV
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The incidence of HIV infection in young women in Africa is very high.
News
17 February 2017
Patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may avoid development of sometimes fatal complications when treatment is initiated, researchers reported here.Tuberculosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-...
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Expansion of HIV viral load (VL) testing services are required to meet increased targets for monitoring patients on antiretroviral treatment.
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The World Health Organization recommends early initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all those infected with the virus at any CD4 count.
News
15 February 2017
Providing antiretroviral therapy to pregnant women in antenatal care settings has become commonplace in sub-Saharan African settings, but keeping these women in care after their babies are born has been challenging. Continuing antiretroviral...
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South Africa’s health system is under enormous strain.
News
1 February 2017
One of the most common myths around older adults is that they are not sexually active. But a recent study conducted by researchers at Indiana University found that older men and women do maintain sexual relationships even into their 80s and beyond....
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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) case study was undertaken by the National Population Unit (NPU) to assess the activities that is run by the organisation OUT.
Opportunity
Vacancies
m2m has been broadening the scope of its peer to peer model of education, referral and psychosocial support beyond PMTCT  to incorporate Reproductive, Maternal , New Born and Child Health and Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in order to further it
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Standard approaches to estimation of losses in the HIV cascade of care are typically cross-sectional and do not include the population stages before linkage to clinical care.