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Viral suppression for HIV treatment success and prevention of sexual transmission of HIV

July 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) leads the health sector response to HIV as part of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. WHO works to increase access…

Younger adults with HIV experience shorter times to viral rebound

A Canadian study found that a patient's age was a factor in HIV viral rebound after suppression with treatment, with younger adults experiencing lower prevalence of viral suppression and shorter…

Study shows depressive symptoms associated with detectable HIV viral load, but not with missed visits

Adherence to HIV care visits was associated more with mental health conditions before starting antiretroviral treatment than with recent depressive symptoms, while a detectable viral load was related to such…

Continuing care needed for HIV-positive people after hospitalization for mental health issues

-- Ontario researchers analysed outcomes of patients hospitalized for mental health issues. -- Study compared HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients 90 days after hospital release. -- HIV-positive patients were more likely…

Portugal on fast track to achieve HIV targets ahead of 2020 deadline

Portuguese Minister of Health Dr Adalberto Campos Fernandes announced on 5 July 2018 that Portugal has achieved 2 of the 3 HIV targets set by the Joint United Nations Programme…

Portugal: ‘Historic day’ as two of three HIV targets of WHO programme met

Portugal's secretary of state for health, Fernando Araújo, has hailed the "historic day" on which the country has achieved the goals of diagnosing more than 90% of people with HIV…

Loss of lay counsellors leads to fall in HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal

The withdrawal of lay counsellors from primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal led to a sharp fall in the number of people taking an HIV test in 2015, a study published…

Bringing HIV services closer to people in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Absamov Mannap Kamilovich works as a peer consultant in a primary health-care clinic in the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Mr Absamov injected drugs for more than 20 years,…

Position on scaling up HIV self-testing and self-sampling

Just published - an opinion piece on scaling up HIV self-testing and self-sampling, by the HIV in Europe Initiative (a European civil society, policy makers, health professionals and public health…

South Africa: Providing healthcare to men who have sex with men is complex but possible

Research has shown that addressing HIV in certain key populations is a priority in order to end the epidemic in the general population. Key populations are groups identified by the…

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