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04 October 2018

HIV stigma blocks efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India

Outreach workers identify a number of personal, social, and structural challenges that impede efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India.

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26 September 2018

PrEP in Hong Kong - less targeting is more effective

Surprising research from Hong Kong reveals that providing PrEP to a third of gay men averts more new infections than only targeting gay men most at risk.

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12 July 2016

Australia has beaten AIDS but HIV continues to spread

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.

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08 June 2016

Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminnate mother-to-child transmission, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.

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05 September 2014

Targeting high-risk groups with HIV prevention services cost-effective for public health

Large-scale HIV prevention programmes targeted at high-risk populations can be enormously cost-effective for public health, according to new research conducted on the Avahan HIV prevention programme in India.

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