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New Kenyan trial providing HIV self-tests to sex workers sees high levels of partner testing – and increased condom use when men refused to test
Rates of CD4 testing in Africa have halved – yet viral load testing is only reaching around a third of people on HIV treatment
Researchers evaluating the impact of a community HIV prevention programme observed a shift in gender attitudes, linked in particular to the influence of TV dramas.
National study finds high levels of repeat viral load monitoring among people whose HIV treatment is beginning to fail – but test waiting times are too long.
Research suggests women with disabilities are significantly more vulnerable to HIV than other women and disabled men – and that this is linked to sexual violence.
An evaluation of peer support clubs in settings with high HIV and gender-based violence prevalence finds increased self-esteem and self-efficacy among participants.
An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.
Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.
The proportion of South Africans ever testing for HIV increased from 30% to 75% between 2005 and 2017 – but differences remain in who is getting tested
People living with HIV and TB in South Africa are 2.75 and 2.5 times respectively more likely to die from COVID-19 – but this risk is much lower than for age and diabetes.