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China: New HIV infections increase by 15%

19 January, 2015

New HIV infections in China have increased by 14.8 percent in the last year alone, according to reports from Xinhua, the state-run Chinese newspaper.

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Mental health problems increase risk of HIV in men having sex with men

16 January, 2015

Men who have sex with men and suffer from a mental health conditions have an increased risk for HIV in comparison to men having sex with men not suffering of any mental health condition.

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Research calls for start of HIV treatment within 12 months of infection

15 January, 2015

Starting ART within 12 months of becoming infected has significant immunological benefits for people living with HIV.

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SHARE project reduces incidence of intimate partner violence and HIV

13 January, 2015

A community project in Uganda involving a combination of different behavioural interventions has been shown to significantly reduce incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV among individuals exposed to the interventions.

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Use of injectable contraceptives increase risks of HIV

9 January, 2015

Research shows that the use of injectable contraceptives increases the risks of HIV in women

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Paediatric HIV disclosure in Namibia

7 January, 2015

A tool to help caregivers and healthcare workers disclose to children that they are living with HIV in Namibia has been found to be highly effective in a low-resource setting.

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People living with HIV likely to have problems hearing

5 January, 2015

HIV might cause hearing problems as the virus can affects the auditory portion of the inner ear, causing that adults living with HIV may experience difficulties hearing and understanding speech.

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Different populations reached with different community HIV testing and counselling approaches

22 December, 2014

Research provides more insight into what types of community-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC) are most effective. Home-based testing is more effective for researching hard to reach populations, mobile clinic testing is best for detection of new HIV infections.

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