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Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.
Women in Kenya assigned to a lay counsellor – known as a ‘Mama Mshauri’ – to help them in the period around their birth are more likely to stay in care compared to mothers who were not.
People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.
New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.
Sharing your #HIV status can be daunting at any age, but for young people it can be even more challenging. In this episode, Gracious and Theresa share their experiences telling loved ones about their HIV status.
Violence and lack of resources mean refugees living with HIV face unique barriers to adhering to treatment.
Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.
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.
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.
New research shows antiretroviral treatment radically reduces health inequalities – supporting arguments for scale-up of HIV treatment in low-resourced contexts.