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14 May 2019

Clinic distance impedes PrEP programme success in Uganda

Understanding the unique barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and retention in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical to its successful roll-out.

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10 May 2019

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

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07 May 2019

HIV transmission risk is zero with suppressive treatment

PARTNER2 trial results confirm that gay men can also benefit from U=U (undetectable=untransmittable), as Lancet publishes final study report.

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03 May 2019

Cocaine injecting and homelessness linked to Glasgow HIV outbreak

Rising HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Glasgow reveals changes in injecting behaviours, with cocaine injecting becoming more common – a practice with greater HIV risks

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02 May 2019

Disappointing results from new study using texts for HIV treatment adherence

Results from a text message intervention for HIV treatment adherence highlight the challenges that remain around using mobile interventions for health, as study failed to have significant effect

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26 April 2019

Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.

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23 April 2019

Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care.

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18 April 2019

Tanzania study finds two-thirds of HIV positive women tell their partners

Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.

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15 April 2019

First two-drug pill approved for new HIV treatment starters

Treatment- naïve people living with HIV now have drug-sparing antiretroviral treatment options with new once-daily, two-drug, fixed-dose treatment, Dovato.

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08 April 2019

Family and partner HIV testing a success in Lesotho

Targeting the children and sexual partners of people living with HIV in Lesotho is an easy way to increase uptake of HIV testing.

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