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Providers lack knowledge to care for older PLHIV

30 July, 2015

As people living with HIV in the UK are growing older, the need for their health needs to be well understood is crucial. Yet, many care providers do not have an up-to-date knowledge of HIV.


New WHO guidelines emphasise community testing

20 July, 2015

New HIV testing guidelines from the World Health Organisation aim to improve and expand testing services globally. The guidance includes a new focus on the importance of community testing to increase take-up of testing as early as possible after infection.


Millennium Development Goal 6 achieved 9 months ahead of schedule

14 July, 2015

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to HIV and AIDS – halting and reversing the spread of HIV – has been met and exceeded, as announced by UNAIDS today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Early treatment crucial for over 45s

8 July, 2015

New research finds that people aged 45 to 65 have higher mortality rates as a result of late treatment initiation than younger people living with HIV. This highlights the need to prioritise early treatment among this age group.


Cuba eliminates mother to child transmission of HIV

1 July, 2015

Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. A universal health system integrating maternal and child health with HIV and STI programmes has been central to this achievement.