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User fees lead to a ‘drastic’ fall in the number of people starting HIV care at a PEPFAR-funded clinic in Lagos.
Rates of viral suppression among men significantly increase – and approach that of women – when services are provided in the community instead of in-clinic.
South African study finds people living with both HIV and mental illness are far more likely to die than their peers, regardless of HIV care.
Study among fisherfolk, sex workers, truck drivers and others at higher risk of HIV finds many are willing to try PrEP – but only for around six weeks.
An HIV testing initiative that targeted male-dominated workplaces and social spaces, and notified the sexual partners of anyone testing positive, results in 25% of men being diagnosed with HIV
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.