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Cash incentives reduce new HIV infections by 39% in Lesotho

9 July, 2013

Cash incentives have been shown to reduce new HIV infections by 39 percent among young women in Lesotho, according to a study presented at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference in Kuala Lumpur last week.

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Greater African investment in the HIV response

5 July, 2013

The newly elected Kenyan government has this week committed to strengthening the national response to HIV and AIDS, health and development. T

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Patents are keeping new HIV drugs unaffordable warns MSF

3 July, 2013

Increased competition from generic drug manufacturers is the main factor driving down the prices of first- and second-line antiretrovirals (ARV).

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New WHO guidelines recommend earlier treatment

1 July, 2013

During the International AIDS Society meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The World Health Organisation (WHO) released its new guidelines for HIV treatment and care.

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HIV infections among children halved in seven African countries

26 June, 2013

The UN has reported that seven sub-Saharan African countries have at least halved the number of new HIV infections in children since 2009.

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US Supreme Court strikes down ‘anti-prostitution pledge’

24 June, 2013

The United States (US) Supreme Court has struck down the section of The Leadership Act that prohibited US government funding to organisations that do not explicitly oppose sex work.

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Tanzania: police abuse is impeding HIV progress

19 June, 2013

Efforts in the fight against HIV are being stifled by the widespread discrimination of groups vulnerable to HIV, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

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PrEP found to cut risk of HIV by 50% in IDUs

17 June, 2013

A clinical trial in Bangkok, Thailand, showed daily intake of antiretroviral (ARV) drug, tenofovir, cut HIV infections rates by 50 percent among injecting drug users (IDUs), indicating the use of ARVs as a promising approach to HIV prevention.

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