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Back to the future with CD4 testing: improving HIV care in low- and middle-income countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives, according to an…

Being HIV positive and staying on antiretroviral therapy in Africa: A systematic review

An international team of researchers have carried out a review of the evidence examining what influences people who are HIV positive to go to health services and then stay on…

Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements. The…

‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions. High rates of viral suppression are…

Call for applications: Continuous Patient Education (CoPE) new call opens

We are pleased to announce that a call for applications for CoPE is now open. Please find below detailed information on how to apply for this grant. The submission deadline is 11…

UNAIDS 90-90-90 target is reachable for most sub-Saharan Africa countries

A mathematical model has shown that just under half of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are likely to reach UNAIDS’ ambitious 90-90-90 target and ultimately 73% of all people living with…

Ten reasons people stop attending HIV care in Zambia

Patient-provider relationships are strained by poor working conditions and rigid application of one-size-fits-all models of care, according to an in-depth investigation of why people with HIV drop out of HIV…

Ending the HIV epidemic: where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the…

HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in the title is justified. The…

JVE IeDEA special issue: Research priorities for achieving universal HIV treatment in Africa

Nearly all countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have adopted national polices for universal HIV treatment, regardless of CD4 cell count or clinical stage. Evidence to date from SSA suggests that, once linked…

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