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February 5, 2019

Update on recommendations on antiretroviral regimens for treating and preventing HIV infection: In 2016, WHO published the consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection and recommended tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF

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January 30, 2019

As part of its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) guidance, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released Version 2.3 in September 2018, which includes revised indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs.

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January 29, 2019

BACKGROUND: South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prog

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January 28, 2019
In our sixth issue, we have assembled 105 abstracts published from October through December 2018 that feature evidence from Botswana (4), Eswatini (5), Lesotho (2), Malawi (8), Mozambique (6), Namibia (2), South Africa (62), Tanzania (1), Zambia (12) and Zimbabwe (10).
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January 8, 2019

Despite many achievements, stigma, discrimination, gender inequality, violence and other human rights violations continue to make people vulnerable to the epidemic and hinder access to HIV services.

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January 8, 2019
There has been a notable expansion in routine health care in sub-Saharan Africa. While heath care is nominally free in many contexts, the time required to access services reflects an opportunity cost that may be substantial and highly gendered, reflecting the gendered nature of health care guidelines and patterns of use. The time costs of health care use, however, have rarely been systematically assessed at the population-level.
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January 8, 2019

In this five-minute video, Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola – director at Stellenbosch University’s Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS, who is well recognized for her activism to ensure affordable access to health services for people living with HIV – gives her perspective on what it will take for Afri

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January 8, 2019

Age-of-consent laws can be a barrier to adolescents accessing relevant HIV/AIDS services. This study provides new evidence that a lower legal age of consent could address this barrier, especially in countries with more restrictive legislation, and increase HIV testing and counselling uptake.

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January 4, 2019

Without addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, the world will not achieve the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

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January 4, 2019
This article reflects on the social, political, and structural factors that shape risk and influence access to prevention and care. It calls for the use of a collection of indicators that incorporate principles of human rights, gender equality, and participation, recognizing that without equity, epidemic transition cannot truly be achieved or sustained.