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A number of southern African countries are making good progress towards the 90-90-90 Fast-Track Targets, but efforts to reach younger populations need to be redoubled.
Despite a willingness of men to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention benefits in sub-Saharan Africa, uptake is low with just 56% of the 20.8 million circumcisions by 2016 target met.
Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.
Study in South Africa and Burkina Faso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.
Kenya becomes first country in the world to introduce child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine. It is hoped that the roll-out of this medication will drastically reduce the number of child TB deaths in the country.
The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.
People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.
A qualitative study of women in Malawi who chose not to take HIV treatment as part of the country’s Option B+ programme, or who interrupted their treatment, has found that needing more time to think, concerns about partner support, and side-effects were important reasons for declining to take HIV treatment.
Access to antiretroviral treatment is worryingly low in West and Central Africa, with little priority given to HIV in the region, according to a report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Currently, just 24% of people have access to treatment in the region.