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The following abstract was presented as part of a poster dicussion session on viral reservoirs at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017).

Background: In the 6-year CHER trial (2005-2011), HIV-infected infants were randomized to deferred antiretroviral therapy (…

Sex between young women and older men is no secret in South Africa. The name ‘blesser’ is commonly used to describe a man who may at first pay for a teenager’s bus fare to high school, then buy school supplies she cannot afford, and perhaps lunch at a decent café. Over time, the adolescent…

Background: Children perinatally-infected with HIV surviving due to pediatric ART are now ageing into adolescence. Yet monitoring adolescent treatment programs remains difficult as large, well-defined cohorts are rare. We quantify the size adolescent ART population and…

Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin a transition from child health services to adult clinics, Dr Mhairi Maskew of University of Witwatersrand told participants at the …

Despite the widespread implementation of Option B+ (lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant and breastfeeding women regardless of CD4 cell count) postpartum HIV-positive women remain at higher risk of loss to follow-up and death, studies from South Africa and Botswana presented at the…

Capacity development - so what?
 

Capacity development with civil society organizations (CSOs) providing HIV services has become an area of high donor investment to ensure cost-effectiveness and maximize the quality of services. However, a gap remains in measuring if the time…