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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has today released new HIV treatment guidelines recommending all people living with HIV be on antiretroviral treatment (ART), regardless of CD4 count.
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Global Fund has saved 17 million lives
17 million lives saved through investments made by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since its inception in 2002, as announced in their Results Report 2015.
The consequences of female genital mutilation: a Kenyan perspective
The global vision to end AIDS by 2030 requires a strong rights-based approach, yet the new draft UNAIDS strategy makes only fleeting reference to female genital mutilation and child marriage.
Progress in reducing perinatal HIV infection in Asia
Considerable progress has been made in Asia to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV in the last fifteen years. However, the need to test and treat women earlier and systematically conduct follow-up tests for babies born to HIV-positive mothers remains crucial.
UK: Calls for PrEP to be available on National Health Service
Leading HIV and AIDS organisations have called for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to be made available on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) following the release of successful results from the PROUD study in the Lancet this week. The study looked at the efficacy of providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) to high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) to prevent HIV transmission. In this group, PrEP was found to be 86% effective in stopping new HIV infections among gay men in the UK.