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Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology.

HIV treatment outcomes continue to get better, says large analysis

The efficacy of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to improve, according to an analysis of outcomes in 78,000 people in 181 studies, published in AIDS by Professor Andrew Carr of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and colleagues.

The science is clear: with HIV, undetectable equals untransmittable

In recent years, an overwhelming body of clinical evidence has firmly established the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) concept as scientifically sound, say officials from the National Institutes of Health.

Location inherently linked to unsuppressed viral load among young South African women

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Tanzania: Increasing hands-on learning opportunities for nursing students

For the first time, a group of 40 nursing and midwifery students from private medical training institutes in the Dar es Salaam area received practical clinical experience at private medical facilities thanks to a pilot designed by SHOPS Plus. 

New UNAIDS report shows that 75% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status

A new report from UNAIDS shows that intensified HIV testing and treatment efforts are reaching more people living with HIV.

How far is South Africa in the fight against HIV and TB? Watch and find out

South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme but are provinces ready to take the lead?

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