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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.
Evidence review finds very few studies have investigated ways to keep heterosexual men in HIV care in Africa, despite men being more likely than women to die from AIDS-related illness.
Transgender women and men who have sex with men living with HIV show concerning levels of treatment adherence and condom use but above-average mobile ownership and acceptance of mHealth.
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.
Households affected by HIV face higher healthcare costs but lower income, evidence review suggests.
Around 60% of adolescents do not discuss sex with their parents – but those that do are more likely to use sexual and reproductive health services
In-depth interviews from Tanzania suggest relationship dynamics and stigma are the biggest influencers on PrEP use.
Modelling suggests one in five South African men buy sex – and focusing on the sex they have with non-commercial partners could halve HIV infections in the country by 2030