World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
Helminth infections are common in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe. Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are infected with at least one helminth species. These areas of heavy helminth burden have significant geographic overlap with a high prevalence of HIV-1 infection.
The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa biennially. The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights”, coincides with the MDG target year
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recently updated its global targets for antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage for HIV-positive persons under which 90 % of HIV-positive people are tested, 90 % of those are on ART, and 90 % of those achieve viral suppression.
Donor funding for HIV programs has flattened out in recent years, which limits the ability of HIV programs worldwide to achieve universal access and sustain current progress. This study examines alternative mechanisms for resource mobilization.
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is an accurate test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis when an adequate sputum sample can be obtained; even in smear-negative tuberculosis the sensitivity is about 67%. Although the assay turnaround time is under 2 h, depending on the health-care setting, time to tuberculos
A SADC Satellite Session was held on the 21st July 2014 as part of the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The session was attended by more than 50 participants. Thomas Bisika from the Malawi National AIDS Commission (NAC) gave the keynote address.