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An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.
Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.
HIV self-testing recruitment strategies, using social media influencers or community organisations, are both effective, but reach different groups of gay men.
Study finds a programme in Côte d’Ivoire offering male-only groups and peer support is helping men test for HIV, accept treatment and stay on it.
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.
Study with transgender women suggests taking on-demand PrEP with hormone therapy may result in drug levels too low for HIV prevention.
Decade-long Canadian study of people who inject drugs reports high number of premature deaths – but finds those who regularly use supervised injection facilities are significantly less likely to die.
46% of men who have sex with men in West Africa trade sex for material goods – with younger men and those who experience stigma more likely to do so.
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.
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.