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East African study suggests the economic benefits of providing immediate treatment outweigh the costs
More people with HIV benefited from effective treatment after it was provided in vans parked in convenient places like community centres and sports fields
The HARTS trial suggests age should not be used to judge readiness to move, as things such as being able to understand treatment and ask questions are more important
Ugandan study suggests peer educators, visiting adult clinics, counselling and education can all make the transition process go smoothly.
National data from five Southern African countries suggests nearly 89% of adults on HIV treatment are virally suppressed – but gaps remain.
Malawians in some rural areas face travel times to HIV clinics that are almost double others’ journeys.
Rates of viral suppression among men significantly increase – and approach that of women – when services are provided in the community instead of in-clinic.
Despite the country’s successful treatment programme, modelling suggests the rate of new infections is likely to rise – unless prevention is strengthened and groups such as migrants included.
South African trial finds 90% of people receiving rapid viral load testing were virally suppressed and in care after 12 months, compared to 76% who waited for tests.
HIV incidence more than halved among people from fishing communities in Lake Victoria, Uganda, after rapid expansion of HIV services.