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  • HIV clinic's hardest battle in treating people is helping them to overcome the social stigma

    Jason, who is using a pseudonym, is a heterosexual black man of African heritage. He is typical of the patients seen at the clinic in University Hospital Lewisham. There are 850 patients on the books, more than 50 per cent are heterosexual and most of African origin. Many live on the poverty line and struggle with mental health problems. But the biggest challenge facing the team is the issue of stigma.

    10 December 2018 | Evening Standard
  • Could R100 a Month Be Enough to Keep South Africa's Young Women HIV Free?

    In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA's HIV prevention programmes.

    29 November 2018 | Bhekisisa
  • Intimate Partner Violence, Inequality and HIV Transmission

    That gender-based violence and associated HIV vulnerabilities are situated in the context of disempowering political economies begs us to consider how such a confluence of factors is resisted to prevent violence and HIV transmission.

    29 November 2018 | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • San Francisco to focus HIV services on homeless population

    When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month awarded San Francisco an $8 million-four year grant to help eliminate HIV, the mayor’s office announced it would dedicate the extra funds to the city’s most vulnerable populations – focusing on those without homes.

    29 November 2018 | Mission Local
  • HIV rates lower in states that target intimate partner violence

    States that aggressively target intimate partner violence (IPV) in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV infection among women, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. The findings reinforce the belief that exposure to intimate partner violence increases a woman’s risk for HIV infection and suggest that integrating comprehensive IPV policies at the state level can positively impact women’s health.

    16 November 2018 | Yale News
  • Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

    People who struggle to get food on the table are more likely to test positive for HIV in South Africa, according to a study of 2,742 adults testing for HIV at three primary healthcare clinics in KwaZulu Natal.

    20 September 2018 | Avert
  • FRESH program combines basic science with social benefits for women at risk of HIV

    A program established by the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard is addressing the persistently elevated risk of HIV infection among young women in South Africa from two angles -- first, investigating biological factors that modulate infection risk and the early immunologic events following viral exposure, and second, alleviating the socioeconomic factors that limit opportunities for young women, the group at greatest risk in the region hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.

    16 September 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • 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)
  • The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda

    Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

    04 July 2018 | AVERT
  • Will a pill be enough to end the HIV epidemic?

    We have a pill that can stop us getting infected, a pill that can stop us getting ill and perhaps one day, we’ll have a pill that can cure HIV. But there will never be a pill that cures poverty, inequality, stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses and because of this, no pill will ever be enough to end the HIV epidemic.

    27 June 2018 | Open University
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