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  • Tackling HIV and hepatitis C in Europe: towards minimum standards

    Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, last week's Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe meeting in Bucharest featured discussions that could form the basis of a European-wide exercise to audit HIV centres to a ...

    08 February 2019 | Gus Cairns
  • Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

    Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in the world, last week's meeting on Standard of Care for HIV ...

    07 February 2019 | Gus Cairns
  • Six innovative models for PrEP services

    For pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to have a substantial public health impact, access to PrEP needs to be improved so that more people who would benefit from it receive PrEP. Services need to adapt and innovate. A series of ...

    07 January 2019 | Roger Pebody
  • 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 treatment services in Zambia, recently published in BMJ Global Health. ...

    10 December 2018 | Roger Pebody
  • Digital health services highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

    A digital health system combining online services with text messages is highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV according to findings from a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Kenya published in The Lancet HIV. The HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem), a novel ...

    04 December 2018 | Carole Leach-Lemens
  • How has Glasgow responded to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs?

    Intensive efforts to reach people who inject drugs who have acquired HIV in a recent transmission outbreak in the city have resulted in high levels of antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression in a predominantly homeless population, clinicians and nurse ...

    07 November 2018 | Keith Alcorn
  • Stigma remains a substantial barrier in accessing HIV care in rural East Africa

    A set of varied barriers adversely impact positive outcomes at different stages in the HIV care cascade in the rural East African context, according to a qualitative study recently published in PLOS ONE by James Ayieko and fellow researchers. ...

    14 September 2018 | Krishen Samuel
  • 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% of them were still on ART and virally ...

    04 September 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is accelerating among men who have sex with men and transgender women in two south-east Asian countries where it is receiving funding and government support, the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) ...

    13 August 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • Supervised drug consumption sites offer opportunities for HCV testing and treatment

    Most supervised drug consumption facilities offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and referrals, but very few offer treatment, indicating that they could potentially play a greater role in curbing transmission and negative health outcomes related to hepatitis C, according to ...

    27 July 2018 | Liz Highleyman
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  • For Women Living With HIV, A Trauma-Informed Approach To Care

    At a San Francisco primary care clinic, trauma is recognized as a root cause of many health challenges.

    05 February 2019 | Health Affairs
  • HIV care is threatened by proposed changes to Medicare Part D

    Optimal HIV care includes early and uninterrupted access to effective antiretroviral medications. Proposed changes to Medicare Part D threatens that.

    25 January 2019 | STAT
  • ‘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.

    08 January 2019 | AVERT
  • Sub-Saharan Africa leads the way in medical drones

    By improving access to vital medicines in parts of Africa, medical drones promise to deliver on universal health coverage. The developed world is slowly catching up. Becky McCall reports.

    04 January 2019 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • UNAIDS report overlooks significant aspects of the global HIV response

    UNAIDS' World AIDS Day 2018 report is selectively silent on persistently high AIDS mortality and looming treatment rationing in light of donor disengagement.

    30 November 2018 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Q&A: Privacy ‘not keeping pace’ with digital health

    The pace of technological advancement in digital health – where smartphones and the internet are being used to personalise health services – is moving faster than policies to ensure people’s data is being protected, according to Patricia Mechael, co-founder of the non-profit organisation HealthEnabled. For example, officials in Tanzania used health records to identify gay men.

    29 November 2018 | Sci Dev Net
  • Integrating the exceptional in an evolving response to AIDS

    How do we keep what is valuable from the vertical approach to HIV while simultaneously broadening the health services delivered?

    15 November 2018 | Friends of the Global Fight
  • 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Integrating HIV treatment and TB preventative therapy greatly improves IPT adherence

    When tuberculosis preventive therapy is delivered with HIV treatment services and patients get a choice in where they access treatment, completion of tuberculosis preventive therapy rises, helping to ensure people living with HIV stay healthy, researchers said here. This model of prevention should be scaled up in TB-HIV high burden settings, researchers said.

    05 November 2018 | Science Speaks
  • What it’s like to provide HIV care to people without housing

    How can a person take daily medications if they’re constantly having their belongings stolen? Or prioritize going to medical appointments if they’re just worried about where their next meal will come from? How can they contact their doctor with questions, if they can’t afford a mobile phone plan?

    29 October 2018 | BETA blog
  • Why integrating HIV with non-HIV services in Uganda won’t work

    Several policies, including World Health Organisation guidelines, have outlined ways in which HIV services can be integrated into general health services. But, our research in Uganda shows that the country is not prepared for this integration. This is because general clinic staff don’t have specialist HIV knowledge, as well as the fact that sheer numbers of HIV clients will make it difficult.

    22 October 2018 | The Conversation
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