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South African study finds co-trimoxazole did not increase protection against pneumonia or diarrhoea among HIV-exposed infants in their first year of life. But in Malaria-ridden areas, there is still a case.
"No one should feel ashamed talking about what they want or if they had gonorrhoea or syphilis. It's just this thing we can talk openly about..."
Global analysis of death rates among women living with HIV during the first four years of antiretroviral treatment (ART) finds most deaths occur within three months – with some distinct regional variations.
Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.
Ambitious HIV and sexual health initiative, DREAMS, is successfully reaching young adolescent girls in Kenya and South Africa one year after implementation.
Providing PrEP to women attending government-run family planning clinics could be a successful way to increase access and adherence to PrEP, a trial from South Africa suggests.
An analysis finds that men who are unmarried, childless and only educated to primary level are least likely to have tested for HIV – but will take it up if offered.
Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.
A review of HIV incidence among young people in east and southern Africa since antiretroviral treatment (ART) roll-out reveals failures to reach the highest-risk young women.
The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.