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A number of southern African countries are making good progress towards the 90-90-90 Fast-Track Targets, but efforts to reach younger populations need to be redoubled.
Near-universal uptake of HIV testing among men who were given self-tests by their partners in Kenya shows its feasibility as an intervention to reach hard-to-reach groups.
New HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women fell by only 6% between 2010 and 2015. This puts the HIV response severely off-track to reach the UNAIDS 2020 Fast-Track Targets.
Despite a willingness of men to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention benefits in sub-Saharan Africa, uptake is low with just 56% of the 20.8 million circumcisions by 2016 target met.
Women in Nigeria face cycles of stigma and poverty that severley limit their access to HIV serivces, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.
Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.
Study in South Africa and Burkina Faso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.
Kenya becomes first country in the world to introduce child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine. It is hoped that the roll-out of this medication will drastically reduce the number of child TB deaths in the country.
Zambian officials promote absitinence in prisons, turning a blind eye to the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men
The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.