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Young adults represent a growing proportion of the number of people living with HIV in the USA, but they are at high-risk of disengaging from care when transitioning from paediatric to adult services.
A review of abstinence-only education policies and programmes in the United States (USA) found they violated human rights, stigmatised or excluded youth, reinforced gender stereotypes, and set back HIV and other STI prevention efforts.
A ground-breaking review provides stark evidence of the damage criminalisation has on preventing and treating HIV among people who inject drugs.
Long-lasting antiretroviral drugs injected monthly present a ‘remarkable milestone’ in treatment options for people living with HIV
In the era of treat all, renewed emphasis is needed on the 39% of people living with HIV who start treatment late who are at an increased risk of deaths and opportunistic infections.
Without urgent action, HIV drug resistance is set to derail the HIV response and presents a significant threat to public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns today.
The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.
The number of men testing positive for HIV fell dramatically in England last year, revealing the remarkable impact of targeted interventions for men who have sex with men.
Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away – but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.