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30 August 2019

Routine point-of-care viral load testing a success in Malawi

Routine point‐of‐care viral load monitoring achieves high testing coverage rates and same-day delivery of results in decentralised clinics. 

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29 August 2019

Community HIV treatment re-fill groups are positively received in Zimbabwe

Innovative HIV service delivery models are well received and have the potential to improve health outcomes.

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22 August 2019

‘Alarming’ rates of second-line HIV treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa

Second-line treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa is a public health crisis we need to control.

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20 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

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16 August 2019

Age-related policies and laws limit PrEP access where it's needed the most

To what extent do existing policies relating to age of consent for sexual reproductive health (SRH) services also affect PrEP access?

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13 August 2019

WHO recommends option of event-driven PrEP for gay men

New technical guidance from the World Health Organization recognises effectiveness of event-driven PrEP for gay men following Prevenir study results.

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09 August 2019

Global 2020 HIV targets are off-track

An Avert spotlight on the HIV response – we reflect on the most important take-homes from the UNAIDS 2019 Global Report.

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06 August 2019

Zimbabwe’s youth sexual and reproductive health strategy a success

Multiple complementary interventions scaled up at the national level in Zimbabwe results in improved sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people.  

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30 July 2019

‘Out of the Shadows of HIV’: one woman’s journey to overcoming HIV stigma

Thobe Bandama has been living with HIV for the last 20 years, she talks to us about how she has come to start talking about it.

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26 July 2019

HIV self-testing in Senegal reaches first-time testers

HIV self-testing can help existing programmes to reach populations reporting barriers to engagement with existing and routine HIV testing services.

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