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The latest Lesotho national HIV survey reports high HIV prevalence among adults, but access to effective antiretroviral treatment is rapidly accelerating.
Vouchers can play a role in empowering more women to take up early contraceptive services after pregnancy.
Qualitative study in Mozambique highlights how structural challenges around viral load monitoring can disempower health workers and people living with HIV.
New study finds that questionnaire can improve self-report measures of adherence in children at low-cost.
Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).
Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.
Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.
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.