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UK: Older people living with HIV face stigma

A red AIDS awareness ribbon

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.

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Community caregivers hailed essential to African HIV response

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.

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Late diagnosis of HIV infection significant issue across Europe

An ethical t-shirt designer draws attention to the need for more people to get tested for HIV

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.

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Activists warn against dismissal of PrEP in Uganda

An educational sign promoting abstinence in Ugandan primary school

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.

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Myanmar: Progress in HIV response but gaps still remain

Public health worker in Burma (Myanmar)

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.

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