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In a new resource, released in advance of World Tuberculosis Day (24 March), the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined the key considerations for tuberculosis (TB) care services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New review suggests that between 50% and 70% of older people living with HIV are being prescribed drugs in error, highlighting treatment challenges for this population.
Two-thirds of South African mothers living with HIV are on effective treatment following the birth of their child, but only one-third of younger mothers are.
Modelling finds PrEP has the potential to avert between 3 and 8% of HIV infections in 13 African and Caribbean countries by 2030 if three key populations can access it
Despite the country’s successful treatment programme, modelling suggests the rate of new infections is likely to rise – unless prevention is strengthened and groups such as migrants included.
South African trial finds 90% of people receiving rapid viral load testing were virally suppressed and in care after 12 months, compared to 76% who waited for tests.
Malawi trial finds half of those offered the opportunity to self-test for HIV during an outpatient visit accepted it, compared to less than 15% of those offered provider-initiated testing.
Evidence review finds approximately half of hospital patients with cryptococcal, tuberculosis or pneumococcal meningitis died within two weeks or during hospitalisation.
Study among transgender women and men who have sex with men finds those who opt for online supervised HIV-self testing are more likely to test positive but less likely to seek treatment than those testing offline.
The first ‘real world’ programme to provide PrEP through maternal and child health clinics in a high prevalence setting finds one in five women offered PrEP will take it up.