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26 June 2019

Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement

Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.

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20 June 2019

Low but detectable viral loads among women on antiretroviral treatment preventing PMTCT success in Malawi

Women with low but detectable viremia account for one in six mother-to-child HIV transmissions among women on antiretroviral treatment.

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28 May 2019

Exposure to HIV treatment during breastfeeding does not impact infant neurodevelopment

Randomised control trial in Uganda and Kenya assesses the impact of various ART regimes on the cognitive capacities of infants exposed to HIV in their early life.

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24 May 2019

Mixed status couples prefer combination HIV protection in Kenya

High uptake of combination HIV prevention strategies among mixed-status couples in Kenya, offers new insights into the acceptability of services.

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14 May 2019

Clinic distance impedes PrEP programme success in Uganda

Understanding the unique barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and retention in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical to its successful roll-out.

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08 April 2019

Family and partner HIV testing a success in Lesotho

Targeting the children and sexual partners of people living with HIV in Lesotho is an easy way to increase uptake of HIV testing.

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04 April 2019

Reaching Uganda’s fishing communities with HIV prevention

Evaluating the population-level impact of HIV combination prevention for fishing communities in Uganda is hindered by poor participation and loss to follow-up.

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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05 March 2019

Strengthening HIV prevention for sex workers in Zimbabwe

Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?

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08 February 2019

Gamifying sexual health education in Tanzania

Gamification can be a powerful tool to amplify the impact of sexual health education among adolescents in schools in low-resource contexts.

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