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Children born with HIV accessing treatment, have no significant difference in their movement skills, social interaction, language skills or practical reasoning at age five compared to HIV-negative children, according to new research. However, some visual impairments were detected in the groups.
The study followed around 200 newborns aged 12-weeks-and-under from Cape Town, South Africa, between 2006 and 2013. Of the infants included in the study, 119 were HIV-positive, while 84 were HIV negative.
Agreement ushers in first single-dose, affordable HIV treatment for low- and middle-income countries.
A pilot that saw health workers adopt ‘patient-centred’ communication at an HIV clinic in rural Tanzania led to a three-fold increase in the number of people openly reporting treatment adherence problems.
UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.
The first ever study evaluating the decentralising of HIV care through antiretroviral treatment (ART) distribution centres shows low rates of patient loss in the city.
Mixed-status couples using PrEP could benefit from HIV self-testing as a way to quickly diagnose any new infections and reduce frequency of clinic visits.
Identifying individuals at high risk of disengaging with HIV care remains an important strategy for realising the benefits of antiretroviral treatment for public health.
HIV is more proactively monitored among urban HIV patients than rural patients, and drug resistance and treatment failure is less prevalent. However outcomes for second line treatment remain similar.
Treatment scale-up has had major public health benefits. But where resources are scarce, interventions to keep people in care could be more cost-effective than moving to treat everybody living with HIV after diagnosis.
Company-provided antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes are found to be highly cost-effective in settings with a high HIV prevalence.