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Faith leaders set out roadmap to increase treatment access

Beaded red ribbons

28 February, 2014

A consultation meeting, initiated by UNAIDS and Caritas Internationalis, took place this week in Rome to develop a roadmap to increase the faith-based community’s contribution to scaling up access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.


Treatment as prevention in Canada proving successful

Antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV

26 February, 2014

Expansion of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) from 1996-2012 was directly related to a decline in new HIV infections and HIV- and AIDS-related mortality in Canada. The study, published in PLOS One, gives further evidence to support treatment as prevention (TasP) as a public health strategy that can be applied in both low resource and high resource settings.


One in fourteen women has experienced non-partner sexual violence globally

Woman graphic

17 February, 2014

One in fourteen women around the world has experienced non-partner sexual violence at least once in their lifetime, according to new research published in The Lancet this week


Computer interventions effective for improving ART adherence

Taking antiretroviral drugs

11 February, 2014

Computer-based interventions were found to be effective at improving antiretroviral (ART) adherence and reducing onwards transmission of HIV in the United States, according to a study published ahead of print in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.


Trust and understanding vital for improving partner notification in MSM

Gay couple kissing

7 February, 2014

Improving trust and understanding between healthcare providers and men who have sex with men may be a vital element for improving partner notification of HIV.