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What do older people living with HIV do to look after their own mental health?

Older people living with HIV describe a range of strategies to maintain or improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing, according to an English study published in AIDS Care. Many people said they shifted the focus of their attention away from HIV to other aspects of their lives.

Global Fund Partnership has Saved 27 Million Lives

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats.

PrEP spreads across Africa – slowly

This year, 2018, will be the year that a really significant number of people in Africa started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam heard last week.

Progress against HIV in young people lags behind as Africa's youth population grows

Africa is far off track in reducing new HIV infections among children and young people and is unlikely to reduce new infections in young people substantially before 2030 due to an anticipated doubling of the adolescent population, according to findings from a UNICEF modelling exercise presented o

Universal test and treat greatly improves retention in care

People who started HIV treatment in Swaziland under a universal test and treat policy were seven times more likely to still be in care and to have a fully suppressed viral load six months after starting treatment when compared to management of patients under the existing standard of care, Velephi

Test and treat studies show high rates of HIV diagnosis, viral suppression

Two large studies of community-based universal test and treat campaigns to promote HIV diagnosis, treatment and prevention, presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam on Wednesday, show that the campaigns achieved ver

AIDS 2018: IAS honours outstanding research, young investigators and efforts to address HIV stigma

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has presented its prestigious prizes and awards for innovation in HIV research, leadership in protecting human rights and the most promising work by an emerging generation of early-career scientists at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

New HIV data from sub-Saharan Africa highlight challenges and reasons for hope

Researchers and public health experts presented promising new data on the HIV epidemic and response in sub-Saharan Africa at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today.