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There is significant attrition at each stage of the HIV care continuum in South Africa, according to a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The population-based research was conducted in North West Province and revealed that of those with HIV, only 48% of men and 76% of women were aware they were infected. Patients were then lost at each stage in the cascade of HIV care. Overall, just 22% of HIV-positive men and 56% of HIV-positive women had viral suppression, liberally defined as a viral load below 5000 copies/ml.
Attrition and opportunities along the HIV care continuum: findings from a population-based sample, North West Province, South Africa.
Attrition along the HIV care continuum slows gains in mitigating the South African HIV epidemic. Understanding population-level gaps in HIV identification, linkage, retention in care and viral suppression is critical to target programming.
Who needs to be targeted for HIV testing and treatment in KwaZulu-Natal? Results from a population-based survey.
Introduction: Identifying gaps in HIV testing and treatment is essential to design specific strategies targeting those not accessing HIV services. We assessed the prevalence and factors associated with being HIV untested, unaware, untreated and virally unsuppressed in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Methods: Cross-sectional population-based survey. People aged 15-59 years were eligible. Interviews, HIV testing and blood collection for antiretroviral drugs presence test, CD4, and viral load, were done at the participants' home.
Early HIV treatment and isoniazid prophylaxis: why TEMPRANO results do not yet support universal ART at CD4 >500 cells/mm3
The TEMPRANO study presented as an oral late breaker looked at timing of TB prophylaxis and the timing of ART in TB-endemic countries. Even though the study concluded that ART should be started at CD4 counts above 500, the results were to some extent historical and highlight the continued importance of the ongoing START study.
Patients who receive antiretroviral therapy less than 6 months after becoming infected with HIV have a smaller HIV reservoir while receiving long-term therapy, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have found.