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Stigma, ambivalence and other priorities – explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides

HIV stigma, the danger of being mistakenly labelled as having HIV, ambivalence about the research process, confusion about the use of antiretrovirals to prevent infection, as well

Published
19 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Drug use strongly associated with sex, condomless sex and STIs in gay men living with HIV in England

A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used

Published
16 September 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Long acting HIV drugs to be developed

HIV drugs which only need to be taken once a month are to be developed at the University of Liverpool in a bid to overcome the problem of ‘pill fatigue’.

Published
15 September 2014
From
University of Liverpool press release
Uganda: Aids Patients Reject Bitter ARVs

The Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicine (UCAEM) has asked government to withdraw and cease use of non-film coated tenofovir and lamivudine, dubbing the drug combination as notoriously bitter. "People living with HIV will more likely stop taking treatment than use this medicine," said Margaret Happy, the advocacy officer of the International Community of Women in East Africa (ICWEA).

Published
10 September 2014
From
Allafrica.com
Longer time to virological failure and less drug resistance seen in people taking Atripla than in people taking separate drugs

An analysis of people who experienced treatment failure on their first-line HIV therapy with a viral load of over 400 copies/ml and who had taken either

Published
09 September 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Malawi First Country to Put HIV Positive Pregnant Women On ARVs

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says Malawi was the first country to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.

Published
02 September 2014
From
AllAfrica
Three Approaches to Beating the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa

South Africa’s AIDS epidemic is at its worst in high-risk subgroups like gay men, prostitutes, truckers, prisoners, miners and patients who don’t take their drugs regularly. To have any hope of beating the epidemic, it must focus on such groups, experts say. Many pilot projects to do that have been started with aid from the United States government program called Pepfar. Here are some of them.

Published
26 August 2014
From
New York Times
CBT counselling significantly increases adherence among participants in HIV PrEP study

A support intervention based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) significantly improved adherence among people enrolled in an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study, investigators report in the August 15

Published
15 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Non-adherence to medication threatens Cambodia’s zero AIDS deaths target

The Cambodian Government has committed to reaching zero AIDS-related deaths by 2020. But the number of deaths among people who are living with HIV continues to rise, despite the fact that antiretroviral treatment is more widely available. One reason for this is because some people living with HIV are missing follow-up hospital appointments and failing to adhere to antiretroviral treatment.

Published
07 August 2014
From
Key Correspondents
High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
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