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31 October 2019

Unmarried, childless and poorly educated men least likely to have an HIV test

An analysis finds that men who are unmarried, childless and only educated to primary level are least likely to have tested for HIV – but will take it up if offered.

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29 October 2019

Low self-esteem strongly associated with transaction sex

Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.

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22 October 2019

A decade of HIV treatment has failed the most high-risk young women

A review of HIV incidence among young people in east and southern Africa since antiretroviral treatment (ART) roll-out reveals failures to reach the highest-risk young women.

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18 October 2019

10-fold increase in South African adolescents entering HIV care

The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.

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15 October 2019

HIV treatment for over 60s – switching drugs could improve bone and kidney health

Switching from an antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to a single-tablet regimen containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (ECETA) can improve bone density and kidney safety in those aged 60 and above, new study finds.

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09 October 2019

Impressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme

Sister with a Voice, Zimbabwe’s HIV programme for sex workers, has significantly increased HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression among women who sell sex.

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04 October 2019

Women and girls living with HIV need better advice and access to contraceptives

WHO has responded to the call by national HIV programmes for clarification around contraceptive options for women and adolescent girls living with HIV in a new publication, released in July.

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01 October 2019

Social platforms can help communicate sexual health messages to gay men

New study supports the use of dating apps and social media to communicate sexual health information to gay men in England.

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