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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.
A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.
Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?
Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.
Violence and lack of resources mean refugees living with HIV face unique barriers to adhering to treatment.
The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.
New data on the impact of different treatment strategies on the neuro-development of young children living with HIV has been released, showing normal development in all areas apart from visual perception.
A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.
New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.
Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.
Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.