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A National Nurse-led Audit of the Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV

NHIVNA is delighted to announce its first audit, which is a national clinical audit of psychological support and emotional well-being among adults with HIV infection in the UK.

Published
23 May 2016
From
National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
Primary care doctors and nurse practitioners can successfully treat people with hepatitis C

Direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C delivered by non-specialists such as primary care physicians and nurse practitioners is safe and effective – even for the most difficult-to-treat patients

Published
12 April 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Indiana HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs is controlled, but ongoing vigilance is needed

Extensive epidemiological investigation followed by prevention and treatment interventions have largely succeeded in controlling an outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in rural Indiana,

Published
09 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV Mystery: Solved?

 Anyone who was following the HIV epidemic in 2001 found the news shocking: a massive study of young gay men in the United States found that a whopping 32 percent of those who were black had HIV. Why, after some 15 years of widespread campaigns in gay communities urging condom use, was the HIV rate among black men so staggeringly high—and still rising? Today, many researchers have shifted their attention to PrEP, a breakthrough that, they hope, will simplify things considerably.  But the effort to turn PrEP’s promise into a reality is providing insight that is valuable beyond HIV. The long, failing attempt to crack the riddle of black gay men’s higher HIV rate is a cautionary tale for any public-health system operating in a world with endemic inequity.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The Nation
CROI 2016: HIV trial data raises the question of how to end an epidemic when men are “missing but in action...”

Studies highlighting HIV treatment gaps among men and how to address them.

Published
01 March 2016
From
Science Speaks
Option B+ has enabled Malawi to make significant progress towards 90-90-90

In four years, Malawi’s treatment cascade for pregnant women has been transformed so that the proportion of women with HIV who are diagnosed has gone from 49

Published
27 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Removing clinic barriers to rapid initiation of ART in Uganda enables 70% to start on the same day

Making point-of-care CD4 count diagnostics available, revising adherence counselling requirements and giving extra training to healthcare workers can almost quadruple the number of patients who begin antiretroviral

Published
25 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

The international community has done a great deal to keep women and their children alive through the AIDS epidemic. It should not continue to overlook their husbands and fathers. Dedicated male-friendly HIV services are needed.

Published
23 February 2016
From
The Conversation
Telephone intervention can boost retention in care for HIV-positive patients with mental health and drug/alcohol problems

Retention in HIV care among patients with mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems can be improved with a telephone-based support intervention, but only if staff are able

Published
17 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
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
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