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Switching from an antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to a single-tablet regimen containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (ECETA) can improve bone density and kidney safety in those aged 60 and above, new study finds.
Delayed language development found in HIV-negative two-year-olds exposed to the virus during pregnancy.
Vouchers can play a role in empowering more women to take up early contraceptive services after pregnancy.
Qualitative study in Mozambique highlights how structural challenges around viral load monitoring can disempower health workers and people living with HIV.
Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.
New study finds that questionnaire can improve self-report measures of adherence in children at low-cost.
Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).
Results from a text message intervention for HIV treatment adherence highlight the challenges that remain around using mobile interventions for health, as study failed to have significant effect
Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.
Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.