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Women in Kenya assigned to a lay counsellor – known as a ‘Mama Mshauri’ – to help them in the period around their birth are more likely to stay in care compared to mothers who were not.
People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.
New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.
Men who don’t disclose same-sex sexual behaviour have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men.
Violence and lack of resources mean refugees living with HIV face unique barriers to adhering to treatment.
Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.
Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.
With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.
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.
‘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.