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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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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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04 April 2019

Reaching Uganda’s fishing communities with HIV prevention

Evaluating the population-level impact of HIV combination prevention for fishing communities in Uganda is hindered by poor participation and loss to follow-up.

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02 April 2019

Thailand: Retaining people in care key to PrEP adherence

Study finds that younger populations under 25, transgender women, and new clients least likely to be adherent

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29 March 2019

Circumcision programmes can protect gay men from HIV

Men who have sex with men are not actively targeted by circumcision programmes, but an updated review reveals they could benefit from this HIV prevention intervention. 

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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08 March 2019

Female migrants need more than information for consistent condom use in China

High rates of inconsistent condom use among female migrants in China point to need for interventions to focus on building key behavioural skills to promote condom use.

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05 March 2019

Strengthening HIV prevention for sex workers in Zimbabwe

Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?

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