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Mental health problems increase risk of HIV in men having sex with men
16 January, 2015
Men who have sex with men and suffer from a mental health conditions have an increased risk for HIV in comparison to men having sex with men not suffering of any mental health condition.
Research calls for start of HIV treatment within 12 months of infection
15 January, 2015
Starting ART within 12 months of becoming infected has significant immunological benefits for people living with HIV.
SHARE project reduces incidence of intimate partner violence and HIV
13 January, 2015
A community project in Uganda involving a combination of different behavioural interventions has been shown to significantly reduce incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV among individuals exposed to the interventions.
Use of injectable contraceptives increase risks of HIV
9 January, 2015
Research shows that the use of injectable contraceptives increases the risks of HIV in women
Paediatric HIV disclosure in Namibia
7 January, 2015
A tool to help caregivers and healthcare workers disclose to children that they are living with HIV in Namibia has been found to be highly effective in a low-resource setting.
People living with HIV likely to have problems hearing
5 January, 2015
HIV might cause hearing problems as the virus can affects the auditory portion of the inner ear, causing that adults living with HIV may experience difficulties hearing and understanding speech.
Different populations reached with different community HIV testing and counselling approaches
22 December, 2014
Research provides more insight into what types of community-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC) are most effective. Home-based testing is more effective for researching hard to reach populations, mobile clinic testing is best for detection of new HIV infections.
Number of babies born with HIV down by 78 percent in Latin America and Caribbean
19 December, 2014
The number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean has decreased by 78 percent – from 10,700 in 2001, to 2,324 in 2013 – according to a new report PAHO/WHO, and UNICEF.