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UK: Older people living with HIV face stigma
12 September, 2013
A study looking at the experiences of 100 people living with HIV aged between 50 and 80 in the UK has revealed that many feel marginalised. One fifth of adults currently taking antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in the UK are over the age of 50, many of whom have been living with the virus for a long period of time, staying healthy due to antiretroviral treatment. We are, however, increasingly seeing new HIV infections among this age bracket and a growing proportion of over-50s with HIV have been recently infected.
Community caregivers hailed essential to African HIV response
10 September, 2013
Caregivers Action Network (CAN) and Cordaid study highlights the importance of caregivers in the HIV response at community level in sub-Saharan Africa.
Late diagnosis of HIV infection significant issue across Europe
6 September, 2013
Late presentation of HIV infection remains a significant issue across the European continent, despite marked improvements in recent years. According to research published in PLOS Medicine this week, late diagnosis decreased from 57.3 percent in 2000, to 51.7 percent in 2010/2011, across the whole continent.
Activists warn against dismissal of PrEP in Uganda
5 September, 2013
Ugandan government has rejected the proposed use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention tool - this move is being questioned by activists who believe that, as part of a combination prevention package, PrEP is a proven and effective HIV prevention method.
Myanmar: Progress in HIV response but gaps still remain
29 August, 2013
Myanmar has witnessed positive steps forward in the national HIV and AIDS response in recent times. While there are still significant gaps in the provision and coverage of HIV services, increased commitment and available funding are signs for cautious optimism.
UNITAID highlight challenges of HIV prevention scale-up
27 August, 2013
Thousands of new HIV infections could be averted annually if more HIV prevention tools were made more affordable, according to a new UNITAID report on HIV prevention products.
India: Increase in HIV transmission through blood transfusion
21 August, 2013
The Times of India has reported that some Indian states have experienced a rise in the number of people becoming infected with HIV through blood transfusions in recent years.
Migrant sex workers in Thailand vulnerable to HIV
19 August, 2013
Migrant sex workers in Thailand are at an increased risk of HIV, as many are unable to access free healthcare once in the country. Unlike Thai sex workers who can access HIV treatment and prevention services under the universal healthcare system, migrant sex workers are often unregistered and illegal, and represent a key missing population in Thailand’s HIV response.