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Sex worker study in three cities reports low HIV prevalence – but knowledge on HIV prevention and condom use is falling
Government initiative increases retention in care by a third but struggles to expand treatment access or reduce deaths among people with HIV.
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.
HIV self-testing recruitment strategies, using social media influencers or community organisations, are both effective, but reach different groups of gay men.
HIV drug resistance among treatment-naïve people in China rising rapidly from 2012 and tops 10% in Central China.
A pilot scheme that immediately rebooks and provides a reminder for an HIV retest six months later increases attendance by 25%.
Study among transgender women and men who have sex with men finds those who opt for online supervised HIV-self testing are more likely to test positive but less likely to seek treatment than those testing offline.
The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.
People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.
Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.