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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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