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The first evidence review to focus on men who buy sex – rather than women who sell it – finds a strong association between purchasing sex and HIV.
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.
User fees lead to a ‘drastic’ fall in the number of people starting HIV care at a PEPFAR-funded clinic in Lagos.
Rates of viral suppression among men significantly increase – and approach that of women – when services are provided in the community instead of in-clinic.
South African study finds people living with both HIV and mental illness are far more likely to die than their peers, regardless of HIV care.
Study among fisherfolk, sex workers, truck drivers and others at higher risk of HIV finds many are willing to try PrEP – but only for around six weeks.
An HIV testing initiative that targeted male-dominated workplaces and social spaces, and notified the sexual partners of anyone testing positive, results in 25% of men being diagnosed with HIV
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.
Rates of CD4 testing in Africa have halved – yet viral load testing is only reaching around a third of people on HIV treatment