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Treatment as prevention in Canada proving successful

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

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

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

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.


Kenya commits to improving maternal and child health

3 February, 2014

The ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ has been launched in Kenya by First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, to ensure prenatal and postnatal medical treatment is available to women and children.


Ukraine: Changes to legislation threaten HIV response

28 January, 2014

In response to ongoing anti-government protests, controversial laws are being introduced in the Ukraine, which restrict access to overseas funding. The potential damage of this new legislation is huge as many civil society groups and organisations responding to HIV and AIDS may no longer be able to operate.


New study highlights link between intimate partner violence and HIV

24 January, 2014

A new US study has highlighted the inextricable link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and increased risk of HIV infection.


Health activists condemn Big Pharma move to block South Africa IPR policy

17 January, 2014

The South African Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, and health activists around the world have today condemned Big Pharma companies for conspiring to covertly block legislation that would limit access to affordable medicines for the country.