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Meta-analysis: only half the people who start PEP complete the course

There are significant losses at each step of the post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) ‘treatment cascade’, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 97 studies presented to

Published
23 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Australia: Nearly a third of HIV patients are diagnosed too late, data shows

About 30% of patients with HIV are diagnosed well after they should have begun treatment, according to the latest Australian data, suggesting early-testing initiatives have not worked.

Published
17 July 2014
From
The Guardian
Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?

"It’s best understood as a function of health disparities writ large,” says Chris Beyrer. The core difference between the United States and Western Europe, he says, is that “we’re a much bigger, much more complex, and much more unjust country.”

Published
13 May 2014
From
The New Republic
Voucher incentives improve engagement with HIV care among people who inject drugs

Providing vouchers exchangeable for food or household goods boosts rates of linkage and retention in HIV care among people living with HIV who inject drugs, according to

Published
07 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Few patients attend HIV clinic after ED visit for postexposure care

Only half of people who were referred to HIV clinics for follow-up after presenting to the emergency department for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis actually attended the clinic for care.

Published
15 April 2014
From
Healio
South Africa's ARVs dropout rate worries UN

The world can learn from South Africa’s “impressive” roll-out of anti-retroviral treatment to more than two million people, but too many patients on treatment are being “lost” in the system.

Published
09 April 2014
From
Times Live
Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Rare case of lesbian transmission of HIV reported in US

An extremely rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV has been reported in the United States. The report concerns a 46-year-old woman who appears to have

Published
17 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Male life expectancy nine years shorter due to lower male uptake of HIV treatment in rural South Africa

Male life expectancy in rural South Africa has improved far less dramatically than women’s life expectancy since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, due to a growing disparity in

Published
06 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Maternal deaths due to HIV not declining despite PMTCT successes in South Africa

Improvements in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in South Africa are not translating into a reduction in maternal deaths due to HIV infection, according to

Published
06 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
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