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07 May 2021

Sexual risk-taking common among young people in Ugandan fishing communities

Research suggests that 97% are engaging in at least one sexual risk that makes them vulnerable to HIV – and half are engaging in three or more

09 April 2021

Food insecurity linked to self-stigma and HIV treatment failure in Senegal

A new study in Senegal finds that people living with HIV who face severe food shortages are more likely than others to be lost to follow up, experience treatment failure and have higher levels of self-stigma.

02 September 2020

Changing gender attitudes in South Africa linked to increased access to TV and smartphones

Researchers evaluating the impact of a community HIV prevention programme observed a shift in gender attitudes, linked in particular to the influence of TV dramas.

01 April 2019

Supervised injecting can reach the most vulnerable in remote settings in North America

Many mid-sized, remote cities in North America are dealing with epidemics of opioid use – new research reveals supervised injecting facilities are acceptable in these settings. 

28 March 2019

UNAIDS: We are failing people who use drugs

UNAIDS reiterates its message around health and human rights for people who use drugs in a new report.

21 December 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa: binge drinking more common among people living with HIV

West and southern Africa study reveals significantly higher levels of binge drinking among people living with HIV than the general population.

01 November 2018

Recent incarceration drives HIV and hepatitis C epidemics in people who inject drugs

Recent incarceration is a driver of HIV and hepatitis C infections in people who inject drugs, according to a landmark global review.

16 July 2018

France: the changing characteristics of people living with HIV on hepatitis C treatment

Fewer people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) who have a history of injecting drug use and unstable housing are on newer, more effective HCV medication, new research from France finds.

04 July 2018

The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda

Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

29 June 2018

Stamping out stigma: does social support hold the answer?

Social support found to be the most effective component in stigma interventions among African American women living with HIV. Workshop activities themselves were not associated with significant change in experiences of stigma.