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09 October 2019

Impressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme

Sister with a Voice, Zimbabwe’s HIV programme for sex workers, has significantly increased HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression among women who sell sex.

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01 October 2019

Social platforms can help communicate sexual health messages to gay men

New study supports the use of dating apps and social media to communicate sexual health information to gay men in England.

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16 August 2019

Age-related policies and laws limit PrEP access where it's needed the most

To what extent do existing policies relating to age of consent for sexual reproductive health (SRH) services also affect PrEP access?

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13 August 2019

WHO recommends option of event-driven PrEP for gay men

New technical guidance from the World Health Organization recognises effectiveness of event-driven PrEP for gay men following Prevenir study results.

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18 July 2019

Hard-to-reach populations 45% less likely to achieve optimal HIV treatment adherence

New study finds treatment adherence a major challenge for excluded and hard to reach populations living with HIV, exacerbating existing health inequalities.

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26 June 2019

Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement

Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.

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20 June 2019

Low but detectable viral loads among women on antiretroviral treatment preventing PMTCT success in Malawi

Women with low but detectable viremia account for one in six mother-to-child HIV transmissions among women on antiretroviral treatment.

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28 May 2019

Exposure to HIV treatment during breastfeeding does not impact infant neurodevelopment

Randomised control trial in Uganda and Kenya assesses the impact of various ART regimes on the cognitive capacities of infants exposed to HIV in their early life.

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24 May 2019

Mixed status couples prefer combination HIV protection in Kenya

High uptake of combination HIV prevention strategies among mixed-status couples in Kenya, offers new insights into the acceptability of services.

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14 May 2019

Clinic distance impedes PrEP programme success in Uganda

Understanding the unique barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and retention in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical to its successful roll-out.

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