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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Many countries are working to reduce or eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Prevention efforts have been conceptualized as steps in a cascade but cascade completion rates during and after pregnancy are low.
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This study examined HIV risk behaviors among 5,059 adults over age 40 in South Africa, using data from the Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH Communities (HAALSI) study.
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South Africa has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in the world. In the past decade, the number of cases of XDR tuberculosis has increased by a factor of 10, to more than 1500 cases in 2012.
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The purpose of this report is to inform U.S. policymakers, donors, and advocates about the DREAMS Initiative (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe).
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There is growing evidence of an interaction between HIV-infection, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
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6 January 2017
A new injectable drug could change the face of HIV prevention and the revolution might start right here in South Africa.A clinical trial expected to start in Cape Town this year will pit a new long-acting antiretroviral (ARV) drug against...
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Following the success of Inside Story, a groundbreaking feature film on HIV released in 2011, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is collaborating with Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) on the production of an educational film focusing on tuber
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5 December 2016
Four of seven sub-Saharan African countries followed by researchers over the last year and a half now can track the effectiveness of HIV treatment among all patients receiving it with tests to measure the levels of virus in their bodies at least...
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30 November 2016
On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its first-ever guidelines on HIV self-testing but South Africa may be ahead of the curve. The WHO’s move comes almost a year after the Pharmacy Council of South Africa ...
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Preventing HIV infection in young women is key to creating an AIDS-free world.  Cash transfers have been proposed as a key intervention to reducing HIV acquisition in young women.
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DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.