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West and southern Africa study reveals significantly higher levels of binge drinking among people living with HIV than the general population.
Women in Kenya assigned to a lay counsellor – known as a ‘Mama Mshauri’ – to help them in the period around their birth are more likely to stay in care compared to mothers who were not.
People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.
New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.
New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.
A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.
Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?
Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.
Violence and lack of resources mean refugees living with HIV face unique barriers to adhering to treatment.
The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.