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19 January 2018

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

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13 July 2017

Malawian gay men living with HIV more likely to live in rural settings

A study of gay men in Malawi reveals very low levels of HIV testing and treatment access nationwide – with distinct geographic disparities in HIV prevalence that need to be taken into consideration and addressed.

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13 April 2017

Male involvement crucial for keeping women on Option B+ in Malawi

A lack of male involvement in their partner’s HIV treatment programme before and after pregnancy has been found to be one of the biggest challenges to retaining women in HIV care in Malawi.

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26 September 2016

Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

Zambian officials promote absitinence in prisons, turning a blind eye to the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men

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13 September 2016

Kenya to scale-up access to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women

The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.

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07 September 2016

Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers

Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income.

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11 August 2016

International Youth Day: a message from Lesotho

Meaningful inclusion of young people is key to effective HIV programming, says Lehlohonolo Mohasoa. And young people are our greatest hope in ending AIDS.

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16 June 2016

MTV Shuga viewers twice as likely to test for HIV

People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.

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28 April 2016

West and Central Africa ‘overlooked’ in HIV response

Access to antiretroviral treatment is worryingly low in West and Central Africa, with little priority given to HIV in the region, according to a report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Currently, just 24% of people have access to treatment in the region.

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16 March 2016

‘Progressive’ national sex worker plan launched in South Africa

A new HIV plan, hailed as 'unique' and 'progressive', has been launched in South Africa that aims to reduce the burden of HIV among sex workers in the country.

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