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Primary care providers need further training on HIV

13 March, 2015

The introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at an increased risk of HIV is challenging healthcare providers. People newly infected with HIV will normally seek care from a doctor specialised in HIV, but for people who protect themselves from HIV through the use of antiretroviral medication (PrEP), they will normally engage with a primary care provider, and not a specialist.

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Fat gain associated with viral load, not treatment

11 March, 2015

Not treatment but the HIV infection is responsible for fat fain in people living with HIV.

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Smoking is the largest contributing factor to non-AIDS related cancers for PLHIV

9 March, 2015

Research show that smoking is the largest contributor to the burden of non-AIDS related cancers for PLHIV.

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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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