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27 June 2019

Young sex workers and gay men in Cameroon – at-risk, but with no services

New study highlights unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of young key affected populations in Cameroon.

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19 June 2019

India’s injecting epidemic – a problem for young people

People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.

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30 May 2019

Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

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15 May 2019

Reaching key populations with HIV services in India – perfecting the integrated model

Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.

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21 January 2019

Twice as many Kenyan truck drivers test for HIV following text alerts about self-testing

The hardest to reach truck drivers benefitted from text announcements about self-testing availability, but the vast majority still did not test – how can we reach them?

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30 August 2018

Only 35% of key populations in Indonesia are on effective HIV treatment

Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.

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06 July 2018

Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok.

New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.

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15 June 2018

‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners.

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration.

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19 January 2018

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

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13 July 2017

Malawian gay men living with HIV more likely to live in rural settings

A study of gay men in Malawi reveals very low levels of HIV testing and treatment access nationwide – with distinct geographic disparities in HIV prevalence that need to be taken into consideration and addressed.

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