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15 December 2017

Persistent low-level viraemia – a serious threat to treatment programmes in low-resourced countries

Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.

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14 December 2017

UNICEF warns, the global HIV response is failing children and adolescents

Children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa need to be urgently prioritised otherwise HIV targets will not be met.

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13 December 2017

Fixed-dose regimes ‘modestly’ lower risk of HIV treatment failure

New research compares treatment outcomes of single versus multiple tablet regimes, raising questions around cost-effectiveness.

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08 December 2017

The impact of food insecurity on HIV and hepatitis co-infection.

New research shows that food insecurity can impact treatment outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection.

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05 December 2017

No evidence of stigma towards people using PrEP on dating apps

‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.

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01 December 2017

UNAIDS: Men are a blind spot in the HIV response

A global lack of HIV services specifically targeting men, and harmful masculinity norms, mean men are not being reached with HIV services. This is hampering the ambition to end AIDS by 2030.

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17 November 2017

Immediate HIV treatment drastically reduces mortality in China

Immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people with low CD4 counts in China reduces overall mortality by 63% – confirming trials in other countries that have shown the benefit of early treatment for improved health outcomes.

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15 November 2017

Falls in new HIV diagnoses among women in the USA masks racial inequalities

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.

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03 November 2017

Young women in South Africa better off with daily PrEP

Young, sexually active women at high risk of HIV in South Africa more likely to take PrEP daily over other time or events-based methods new study finds.

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02 November 2017

Declines in condom use while on PrEP does not increase HIV risk in sex workers

PrEP for sex workers in South Africa can be a success for HIV prevention, as long as high levels of adherence are maintained.

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