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Rapid initiation of HIV care: Assessing safety and efficacy

Integrated intervention engages PLWHIV who inject drugs

A flexible, scalable intervention increases antiretroviral therapy (ART) and medication-assisted treatment use while reducing mortality in people who inject drugs (PWID), according to study results published in The Lancet. The burden of…

Better integration of mental health and HIV services needed

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October each year. This year, UNAIDS is highlighting that governments need to do more to integrate mental health and HIV services. People…

UK: Government funding cuts leave sexual health and HIV care at ‘breaking point’

Surveys of members of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) provide new evidence of pressure on over stretched sexual health services…

NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

Study seeks to identify high-risk youth and get them into medical care. The National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat…

Russian Federation commits to reach 75% antiretroviral therapy coverage in 2019

The Russian Minister of Health, Veronika Skvortsova, has reiterated the commitment to reach the targets agreed at the 2016 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. “We have…

Work to improve the HIV care continuum for black transgender women should concentrate on HIV diagnosis

Less than half of black transgender women living with HIV in the United States are aware of their HIV status, but most those who have been diagnosed report that they…

Poorer ART outcomes show need to prioritise older patients in HIV test and treat programmes

HIV testing and treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa need to prioritise older individuals, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Investigators in Uganda found that after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART)…

Inside Namibia’s HIV success story

AMSTERDAM — Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the first country in Africa to have more than three-quarters of its HIV-affected population virally…

Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) found that only 35%…

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