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'Good health' as a barrier and facilitator to ART initiation: a qualitative study in the era of test-and-treat in Mozambique

HIV test-and-treat programmes are being implemented throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enrolling HIV-positive clients into antiretroviral treatment (ART) immediately after diagnosis, regardless of clinical stage or CD4 count. This study conducted in Mozambique examined what influenced clients who tested HIV-positive in the context of test-and-treat to make ART initiation decisions.
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HIV testing experiences and their implications for patient engagement with HIV care and treatment on the eve of 'test and treat': findings from a multicountry qualitative study

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Author
Wringe, A., Moshabela, M., Nyamukapa, C., et al.

In view of expanding 'test and treat' initiatives, we sought to elicit how the experience of HIV testing influenced subsequent engagement in HIV care among people diagnosed with HIV.

We conducted in-depth interviews in Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe with 5-10 health workers and 28-59 people living with HIV, per country. Topic guides covered patient and provider experiences of HIV testing and treatment services. Themes were derived through deductive and inductive coding.

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HIV/AIDS Test and treat scale-up project manager (Chemonics, Botswana)

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Chemonics seeks a HIV/AIDS test and treat scale-up project manager for USAID's Global Health Supply Chain — Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM). GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, offers technical assistance to improve partner countries' supply chain management, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Reaching the 90-90-90 Targets: The Implications of HIV Misdiagnosis

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Webinar

Attaining UNAIDS' 90-90-90 targets largely depends on the first 90 – correctly diagnosing 90 percent of all people living with HIV.  Join AIDSFree for a webinar on October 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST where presenters will highlight the evidence collected on HIV misdiagnosis and discuss the ethical, legal, human rights, and public health implications.

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HIV and AIDS treatment scale-up is satisfactory, but should we be worried about the rate of new infections among young women in South Africa? Reflections from AIDS 2016

As we prepared to make our way to Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference, I could not help but wonder if South Africa would be hosting another chapter, say, 20 years from now? Are we ever going to celebrate “seeing the back of the AIDS conference culture”?

Author
Bada Pharasi, Country Representative, MSH South Africa

Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

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Author
Gus Cairns

The proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of ongoing HIV infection in that community (HIV incidence) than the average viral load in people living with HIV (community viral load), a large study in men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India has shown.

This applied whether average viral load was measured among all people with HIV, among all people diagnosed and aware of their viral load, or only among people in medical care.

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