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Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.
Self-testing reached men and youth with knowledge of their HIV status, but further intervention is needed to link people to antiretroviral treatment.
Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.
Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.
Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?
HIV care attrition is more common in paediatric patients living with HIV; understanding how much of this is mortality-related can help policymakers develop interventions to stop it.
Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.
The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well.
Cost should not be a barrier for the full implementation of cryptococcal meningitis screening programmes for people living with HIV as per World Health Organization recommendations.
Gamification can be a powerful tool to amplify the impact of sexual health education among adolescents in schools in low-resource contexts.
Disappointing results from the large-scale treatment as prevention trial in South Africa last year revealed no population level change in the number of new HIV infections – but new study reveals sexual behaviour isn’t to blame.