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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.
A large PrEP programme for pregnant women in Kenya finds no association between PrEP use and birth complications
Sister with a Voice, Zimbabwe’s HIV programme for sex workers, has significantly increased HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression among women who sell sex.
New study supports the use of dating apps and social media to communicate sexual health information to gay men in England.
HIV incidence more than halved among people from fishing communities in Lake Victoria, Uganda, after rapid expansion of HIV services.
Delayed language development found in HIV-negative two-year-olds exposed to the virus during pregnancy.
An analysis of gender-based violence (GBV) interventions for young people living with or affected by HIV finds that fewer than half are effective.
The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.
Routine point‐of‐care viral load monitoring achieves high testing coverage rates and same-day delivery of results in decentralised clinics.
Innovative HIV service delivery models are well received and have the potential to improve health outcomes.