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26 May 2017

Largest ever survey of trans people in the United States reveals stark health and HIV realities

Disturbing patterns of mistreatment, discrimination, violence and harassment, with knock-on impacts on health and HIV risk, have been revealed by the largest ever survey of transgender people living in the United States of America (USA).

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19 May 2017

Intergeneration sex contributes to new HIV infections among young women in Zimbabwe

Reducing the number of age-disparate relationships in east and southern Africa could help to decrease HIV infection rates among young women in the region.

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17 May 2017

Self-testing to reach transgender women and gay men in Myanmar welcomed

Trans women and gay men in Myanmar experience stigma and discrimination making them unlikely to access HIV services – HIV self-testing can help fill the HIV testing gap.

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15 May 2017

Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment

There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?

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11 May 2017

Drug use patterns in the USA point to more rapid injecting

As prescription opioid addiction continues to increase in the USA – researchers predict a rising epidemic of injecting-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

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09 May 2017

Kenya begins mass roll-out of HIV self-testing and PrEP

Kenya embraces new HIV testing technologies to scale-up HIV prevention efforts in the country.

 

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03 May 2017

India to provide free treatment for all people living with HIV

The country with the third largest HIV epidemic moves to a test-and-treat strategy that aims to get everyone on antiretroviral therapy.

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26 April 2017

Doctors in the USA see few cases of risk compensation among PrEP users

Most healthcare providers cite worries over risk compensation after providing PrEP, but experiences among doctors who do prescribe PrEP are positive.

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21 April 2017

Positivity linked to better health outcomes in people living with HIV

First known intervention to increase positive attitudes in people newly diagnosed with HIV found to have profound health benefits.

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13 April 2017

Male involvement crucial for keeping women on Option B+ in Malawi

A lack of male involvement in their partner’s HIV treatment programme before and after pregnancy has been found to be one of the biggest challenges to retaining women in HIV care in Malawi.

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