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A 12-month HIV treatment trial for transgender women and men who have sex with men in Kenya, Malawi and South Africa saw antiretroviral treatment (ART) and viral suppression rates more than double.
Although a relatively small sample size of 64 participants, the findings show it is possible to provide effective HIV treatment in public clinics to people from both groups, despite them being criminalized and facing high levels of stigma and discrimination.
Vietnam trial offered people who use drugs buprenorphine during HIV clinic visits to see if was as effective at supporting viral suppression as getting methadone from specialist clinics.
More than 10% of men who have sex with men, sex workers and prisoners with HIV have drug resistance when beginning treatment
Sex worker study in three cities reports low HIV prevalence – but knowledge on HIV prevention and condom use is falling
Gay men and transgender women who have sex with men in Nairobi and Johannesburg are active social media users, possibly providing an untapped opportunity for sexual health promotion on these platforms.
Women who sell sex are experiencing high levels of mental health issues, reveals a groundbreaking evidence review.
New Kenyan trial providing HIV self-tests to sex workers sees high levels of partner testing – and increased condom use when men refused to test
People who inject drugs who are in contact with harm reduction organisations found to be more likely to use condoms and sterile needles, and be on opioid substitution therapy or HIV treatment.
An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.
Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.
HIV self-testing recruitment strategies, using social media influencers or community organisations, are both effective, but reach different groups of gay men.