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  • CDC: Blacks with HIV less likely to receive consistent medical care

    Blacks with HIV are less likely than whites and Hispanics to receive consistent medical care, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    05 February 2016 | Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • San Francisco's Strut health and wellness center opens

    "We're here to encourage and support a new era of care in the HIV/AIDS world that is focused on the whole individual – holistic health and wellness, not just sickness and disease," said Neil Giuliano. "The model of care taking place at Strut will be replicated around the country and most likely around the world, just like the San Francisco model of care has been for 30 years."

    07 January 2016 | Bay Area Reporter
  • DIY healthcare: importing PrEP into the UK

    “It’s been a lot of effort for something that shouldn’t be,” says John from Stockport. He’s educated himself about PrEP, chosen to import and pay for PrEP medicines himself, worked out which tests for side-effects he needs and battled with the NHS to get support. “None of this is really simple,” he says.

    07 January 2016 | Prepster
  • The State of the HIV Epidemic

    Following years of apparent stagnation in the U.S. fight against HIV, recent reports suggest that things are looking up. What’s the full story?

    06 January 2016 | Poz
  • 'meHealth' for HIV in Africa

    Several groups throughout the world have launched meHealth pilots, projects and programs to improve HIV outcomes, but nowhere more so than in Africa, which has over 70 percent of the diagnosed HIV cases in the world. These include electronic patient databases, HIV testing reminders, medical data collection, partner status notifications, linkages to care, SMS-based laboratory results, treatment adherence alerts, appointment reminders, health education, PMTCT messaging, and health worker decision support.

    06 January 2016 | Devex
  • China's HIV epidemic could hinge on doctor training

    Providing training and education to doctors on sexually transmitted infection can significantly reduce infection risk among patients, new research conducted in two Chinese provinces suggests.

    05 January 2016 | Futurity: Research News
  • What Communities Need to Know About the WHO ARV Guidelines

    A major focus of the new ART guidelines is on improving the quality of service delivery for people as they move along the ‘continuum of care’. In a break from the past, a ‘one-size-fits all approach’ is no longer appropriate for treating people living with HIV. Instead, WHO now recommends ‘differentiated care’, which groups people living with HIV into four broad categories based upon their treatment, care and support needs.

    02 December 2015 | WHO & UNAIDS
  • Antiretroviral Drugs Fail to Consistently Reach Patients in Countries Most Affected By HIV/Aids

    MSF today warned that life-saving antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are routinely not making their way to patients in sub-Saharan Africa - most often despite sufficient stocks already being present in countries - and called for urgent improvements in ARV supply chains in the region.

    30 November 2015 | MSF press release
  • Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

    In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission has been reduced to 6.7 percent and is continuing to fall, putting Zimbabwe on track to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

    19 November 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Nigeria: Dwindling Funds, Dearth of Personnel Impede Fight Against HIV/Aids

    A total of 3.2 million persons are currently living with HIV in Nigeria, making the national HIV prevalence rate to stand at 3.2%. The current prevalence rate represents a drop from the 3.5% prevalence statistics recorded in the country over the last decade, thanks to the financial and technical assistance from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). However unless urgent steps are taken by the Federal Government to take full ownership of funding and supply of commodities and drugs for management of the epidemic, the gains made, especially in the reversal of spread of the virus through Prevention of Mother to Child transmission may collapse, leading to resurgence and new deaths.

    17 November 2015 | AllAfrica.com
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