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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.
Inconsistent condom use and other risky practices particularly common among women and those with limited HIV knowledge, highlighting the need for comprehensive sexual health education.
Providing a variety of ways to test for HIV resulted in high rates of young people coming forward and reduced the gap between men and women.
Testing rises 40-50% in 10 years, but half of young men and one-third of young women are still not coming forward.
HIV self-testing is found to be more popular than standard testing, particularly among men, but accessing treatment after a positive result is an issue.
In-depth interviews from Tanzania suggest relationship dynamics and stigma are the biggest influencers on PrEP use.
Treatment coverage and viral suppression more than doubles in a year without a significant increase in treatment failure or drug resistance.
Lockdown in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa saw HIV testing halve and the weekly number of people beginning antiretroviral treatment fall by 200.
Low rates of viral load testing among pregnant women highlight need to review care for pregnant women living with HIV.
Waiting time for results dramatically reduces when sample analysis happens in health facilities rather than centralised labs – but increased viral loads often go unaddressed
Study among teenagers living with HIV in Johannesburg finds 9% have a mental health issue – and are more likely to be virally unsuppressed than others