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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.

Published
05 February 2016
From
Atlanta Journal Constitution
PrEP, plus increased testing and treatment, could prevent nearly half of HIV infections in gay men in the UK by 2020

A new British mathematical modelling study published in The Lancet HIV has found that adding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men at high risk of HIV to

Published
18 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV-positive patients lost to follow-up successfully identified and re-engaged with care by programme in LA County

A programme in Los Angeles County successfully re-engaged and retained patients who dropped out of HIV care, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of

Published
11 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
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."

Published
07 January 2016
From
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.

Published
07 January 2016
From
Prepster
Lessons learnt from the history of contraception are relevant for the implementation of PrEP

Achieving a widespread and appropriate use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will take several years and will require considerable attention to the shape and quality of health services,

Published
06 January 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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?

Published
06 January 2016
From
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.

Published
06 January 2016
From
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.

Published
05 January 2016
From
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.

Published
02 December 2015
From
WHO & UNAIDS
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