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In all regions, children show significant immune recovery after switching to second-line treatment, but still too many children switch late.
If you’re living with HIV and wondering how the new coronavirus may affect you, here are some tips to help you look after yourself.
Lay health worker-led psychotherapy is an effective and cost-effective strategy to improve mental health outcomes among people living with HIV in low-resourced settings.
People with advanced HIV disease, opportunistic infections, or those not accessing treatment should be extra vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two-thirds of South African mothers living with HIV are on effective treatment following the birth of their child, but only one-third of younger mothers are.
Evidence review finds approximately half of hospital patients with cryptococcal, tuberculosis or pneumococcal meningitis died within two weeks or during hospitalisation.
Viral load testing trial finds 49% are virally unsuppressed while one in five are failing their treatment with suspected drug resistance.
Study identifies new structural drivers of Uganda’s HIV epidemic alongside the persistence of known drivers such as stigma and gender-based violence.
Two-thirds of people with second-line treatment failure can reach viral suppression following adherence support in West Africa.
Switching from an antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to a single-tablet regimen containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (ECETA) can improve bone density and kidney safety in those aged 60 and above, new study finds.