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09 February 2018

Key vaginal bacteria identified that increase HIV risk in women

Women's risk of HIV significantly associated with key bacteria and their abundance in the vagina.

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16 February 2018

People in poorer countries in Latin America and the Caribbean adhere better to HIV treatment

New study provides insights into the factors that influence treatment adherence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Results show that individuals from lower resource settings often achieve higher levels of adherence, contrary to predictions. 

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05 February 2018

New data helps prioritise groups for HIV treatment in low resourced settings

Lancet study reveals for the first time who can benefit most from immediate antiretroviral treatment – enabling prioritisation in low-resourced settings. But who is left behind?

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01 February 2018

Disruptions in PrEP adherence provide insights into intimate partner violence

New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.

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30 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

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25 January 2018

Just 45% of young women in East and Southern Africa are virally suppressed

PEPFAR-funded Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys reveal a lack of knowledge of HIV status as a major barrier to achieving global HIV targets.  

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19 January 2018

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

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17 January 2018

5 HIV cure myths exposed

There is no cure or vaccine for HIV – we debunk myths and rumours which suggest there are.

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12 January 2018

Attitudes drive drug policy, not facts, says Global Commission

Language matters. Changing how people who use drugs are treated requires changing how we speak about them.

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09 January 2018

5 of the weirdest HIV transmission myths ever

Get a reality check on some of the most bizarre rumours about how HIV is transmitted.

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05 January 2018

2020 family planning targets in doubt besides progress

The 2020 goal of reaching 120 million additional girls and young women with modern contraceptives is likely to be missed, despite millions of new users.

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