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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sri Lanka: Number of young people living with HIV increasing

13 January, 2014

Sharp increase in the number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka between 2009 and 2013 makes this group a key affected population.

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Malawi: Social contacts critical for identifying new HIV diagnoses

6 January, 2014

People recently diagnosed with HIV were three times more likely to refer someone who will test positive for HIV, compared to the general population in Malawi.

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