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How ready is Namibia in rolling out “treat all” guidelines?

In late 2015, the World Health Organization announced new treatment guidelines recommending that anyone who has tested positive for HIV should begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible. The Government of Namibia has adopted the “treat all” guidelines as national policy.

PEPFAR funded 15 million medical male circumcisions between 2007 and 2017

PEPFAR (the US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief) has supported the voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) of 15,269,720 men and boys in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in the eleven years to 2017, according to a paper recently published in BMJ Open.

"I approached him when he was in his good moods": how pregnant women introduce HIV self-tests to their partners

Providing HIV self-testing kits to pregnant women to encourage HIV testing in their male partners is acceptable to men and women in Uganda, but women who are apprehensive about their partners’ reactions may need more support, according to findings from a qualitative study of participants in a ran

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