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Workplace HIV treatment programmes have significant benefits
10 September, 2015
Company-provided antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes are found to be highly cost-effective in settings with a high HIV prevalence. Data published in PLOS Medicine on mining company Anglo American’s workplace HIV treatment provision in South Africa found that the cost of providing the treatment was significantly less than the cost incurred from having sick employees.
Mental health assessments recommended for people seeking PEP
28 August, 2015
Many people who use post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV are also highly likely to have a mental health issue, according to new research published in AIDS and Behaviour this month. The researchers looked retrospectively at data from a community health clinic in Boston, USA and found that over 50% of people who used PEP after consensual unprotected sex were also living with a mental health condition.
Communities are essential to HIV response
19 August, 2015
The role of communities in moving forward the global HIV response has been recognised in a new report by UNAIDS and the STOP AIDS Alliance.
US HIV strategy highlights role of PrEP
11 August, 2015
The updated US National HIV/AIDS Strategy emphasises the role of PrEP in reducing new HIV infections among people at ‘substantial risk’ of HIV, such as young gay and bisexual men.
HIV-positive mothers thrive on peer support
5 August, 2015
Mothers and pregnant women living with HIV greatly benefit from access to peer support to encourage access to prevention of mother to child transmission services and retention in care.
Providers lack knowledge to care for older PLHIV
30 July, 2015
As people living with HIV in the UK are growing older, the need for their health needs to be well understood is crucial. Yet, many care providers do not have an up-to-date knowledge of HIV.
New WHO guidelines emphasise community testing
20 July, 2015
New HIV testing guidelines from the World Health Organisation aim to improve and expand testing services globally. The guidance includes a new focus on the importance of community testing to increase take-up of testing as early as possible after infection.
Millennium Development Goal 6 achieved 9 months ahead of schedule
14 July, 2015
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to HIV and AIDS – halting and reversing the spread of HIV – has been met and exceeded, as announced by UNAIDS today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.