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Evidence review suggests digitally-supported HIV self-testing increases testing and engages first-time testers, paving the way for greater use
Experts are calling for healthcare for people with HIV to move beyond viral suppression to address long-term health and well-being
Global evidence review finds wide variation on STI testing, despite people on PrEP being at greater risk of sexually transmitted infections.
More than 10% of men who have sex with men, sex workers and prisoners with HIV have drug resistance when beginning treatment
Review initially finds dolutegravir has no links to birth defects then revises its findings to report a ‘slightly higher’ – but minimal – incidence after two cases emerge
Global survey finds a high proportion of people living with HIV know that ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ – and are more likely to be healthy compared to those who are unaware.
Trial reports a 15% difference in high PrEP adherence among participants who received vouchers compared to those who didn’t – but this fell significantly after the vouchers stopped.
Women who sell sex are experiencing high levels of mental health issues, reveals a groundbreaking evidence review.
The first evidence review to focus on men who buy sex – rather than women who sell it – finds a strong association between purchasing sex and HIV.
Ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine could be available in Africa as early as 2021 after it was found to reduce women’s HIV risk by 30 to 50%.