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Children born with HIV accessing treatment, have no significant difference in their movement skills, social interaction, language skills or practical reasoning at age five compared to HIV-negative children, according to new research. However, some visual impairments were detected in the groups.
The study followed around 200 newborns aged 12-weeks-and-under from Cape Town, South Africa, between 2006 and 2013. Of the infants included in the study, 119 were HIV-positive, while 84 were HIV negative.
A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.
Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain.
Progress on decriminalising same sex relations continues but it’s slow – and in the meantime stigma and discrimination continue to undermine the HIV response.
Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.
You’re dreaming of exciting, mind-blowing, fun, sweet, heart-pumping sex with someone... but hold on, what’s sexual consent? And how does it work ‘in the moment’?
New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.
Reassurance for women living with HIV as commonly prescribed HIV drug deemed as safe as other regimes.
New research highlights significant gaps in health outcomes for adolescents born with HIV across the world – but paints a hopeful picture for the future as treatment access expands.
Interim clinical trial results offer hope to people living with hepatitis C who stand to benefit from reduced price treatment, including the 2.3 million people who have HIV co-infection.
Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.
Researchers recommend dolutegravir (DTG)‐based antiretrovirals should become the first option for HIV treatment in India, following a study into DTG’s cost-effectiveness.