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Rates of CD4 testing in Africa have halved – yet viral load testing is only reaching around a third of people on HIV treatment
National study finds high levels of repeat viral load monitoring among people whose HIV treatment is beginning to fail – but test waiting times are too long.
Research suggests women with disabilities are significantly more vulnerable to HIV than other women and disabled men – and that this is linked to sexual violence.
Children living with HIV who experience episodes where they have detectable but low-levels of virus in their blood, while on treatment, are at increased risk of viral failure.
Around 70% of people aged 50-plus receiving HIV care in Latin America in 2015 had an NCD, compared to 32% in the year 2000.
South African study finds that treatment fails in two-thirds of HIV-positive infants, and that failure is linked to concurrent maternal treatment failure.
When starting treatment in the third trimester, women taking dolutegravir more likely to achieve undetectable viral loads at the time of giving birth compared with those taking efavirenz.
Expanding access to even the most basic form of cervical cancer screening and treatment could prevent thousands of deaths among women living with HIV in Kenya
In all regions, children show significant immune recovery after switching to second-line treatment, but still too many children switch late.
Lay health worker-led psychotherapy is an effective and cost-effective strategy to improve mental health outcomes among people living with HIV in low-resourced settings.