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A large PrEP programme for pregnant women in Kenya finds no association between PrEP use and birth complications
Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.
Ambitious HIV and sexual health initiative, DREAMS, is successfully reaching young adolescent girls in Kenya and South Africa one year after implementation.
Providing PrEP to women attending government-run family planning clinics could be a successful way to increase access and adherence to PrEP, a trial from South Africa suggests.
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.
Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.
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.
The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.
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.
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.
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.