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19 May 2017

Intergeneration sex contributes to new HIV infections among young women in Zimbabwe

Reducing the number of age-disparate relationships in east and southern Africa could help to decrease HIV infection rates among young women in the region.

17 May 2017

Self-testing to reach transgender women and gay men in Myanmar welcomed

Trans women and gay men in Myanmar experience stigma and discrimination making them unlikely to access HIV services – HIV self-testing can help fill the HIV testing gap.

11 May 2017

Drug use patterns in the USA point to more rapid injecting

As prescription opioid addiction continues to increase in the USA – researchers predict a rising epidemic of injecting-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

09 May 2017

Kenya begins mass roll-out of HIV self-testing and PrEP

Kenya embraces new HIV testing technologies to scale-up HIV prevention efforts in the country.

 

03 May 2017

India to provide free treatment for all people living with HIV

The country with the third largest HIV epidemic moves to a test-and-treat strategy that aims to get everyone on antiretroviral therapy.