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HIV care: Karnataka bags top spot

When it comes to providing care, support and treatment to HIV patients, Karnataka has been judged the best performer among states with a high HIV burden.

16 January 2019
Times of India
Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

15 October 2018
Community ART groups: bringing HIV treatment closer to patient's homes and to communities in conflict

Charles Ssonko of Médecins sans Frontières describes the role of community groups in maintaining access to antiretroviral drugs for patients in Central African Republic, even under the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

03 October 2018
PLoS Blogs
Social Determinants of Health Debated at USCA 2018

To enroll and retain people with HIV in treatment, physicians and HIV care providers need to acknowledge the social determinants of health and the barriers that keep patients, especially young people of color, out of care.

04 September 2018
Medscape (requires free registration)
Zambia: Patients With HIV Will Forgo Short Wait Time, Travel Distance to Access Nice Providers

Patients with HIV indicated a strong preference for “nice” over “rude” providers and a willingness to wait 19 hours more or travel 28 miles farther to see nice rather than rude providers.

03 September 2018
American Journal of Managed Care
Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

Patient navigation programs in HIV care are positively associated with HIV care continuum outcomes such as maintenance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retention in care, according to a study published in AIDS.

30 August 2018
Clinical Advisor
Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First: Preferences for HIV Care in Zambia

As a healthcare patient, what would you sacrifice for a provider with a nice—rather than rude—attitude? For HIV patients in Zambia, the answer may surprise you. According to findings of a study published August 13, 2018, in PLOS Medicine, HIV patients in Zambia were willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude.

15 August 2018
UCSF News Services
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

13 August 2018
WLS-TV Chicago
Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

The billion-dollar project “MenStar” will target men living with or at risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been ravaged by AIDS since the 1980s.

25 July 2018
TAC: ARV treatment education best way to bring down HIV infection rates

An activist organisation, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), says that for South Africa to further decrease the rate of new HIV infections more needs to be done to curb treatment defaulting for persons on the ARV treatment programme.

18 July 2018
Eyewitness News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.