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New research highlights significant gaps in health outcomes for adolescents born with HIV across the world – but paints a hopeful picture for the future as treatment access expands.
Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.
Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.
With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.
As HIV drug resistance increases in low- and middle-income countries, getting people onto antiretroviral treatment means little in the long run if treatment programming is not also strengthened.
Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.
‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.
Testing for HIV is rising in the UK, but opportunities are being missed among some vulnerable groups.
South Africa’s national antiretroviral treatment programme has successfully reduced deaths and enabled people with HIV to maintain good health – but men are far less likely to benefit.
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.