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HIV treatment coverage among key populations low in Cameroon
6 March, 2015
Antiretroviral treatment coverage among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Cameroon is extremely low.
Ebola disrupts HIV care in Sierra Leone
4 March, 2015
The resent Ebola outbreak has a devastating effect on HIV services in the effected region making it difficult or impossible for people to access HIV care.
Abstinence and faithfulness programmes not effective
2 March, 2015
Abstinence and faithfulness programmes have no significant impact on sexual behaviour, or reduction in HIV incidence reveals analysis of sexual health data from 22 different countries.
XDR-TB acquired via transmission, not treatment failure
27 February, 2015
The large majority of cases of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, were acquired via person-to-person, and not as a result of treatment failure, as originally believed.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) 86% effective in reducing HIV among MSM
25 February, 2015
The use of ART as PrEP has been shown to be 86% effective in preventing new HIV infections among men who have sex with men, and 96% effective with serodifferent couples.
HIV continues to be a major health concern in Europe
23 February, 2015
HIV remains a major health concern in the European Union and European Economic Areas mainly within key populations such as men who have sex with men, migrants and people who inject drugs.
Engineered protein is a potential successful vaccine alternative for HIV
20 February, 2015
An engineered protein has been developed which has successfully blocked all known strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in a lab environment, and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) in monkeys.
Harm reduction needs to be scaled-up to reduce HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa
18 February, 2015
According to recently released 2014 Global State of Harm Reduction report scale-up of harm reduction services in sub-Saharan Africa has slightly improved, however more needs to be done to to protect this this vulnerable group.