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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
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
HIV Trends in San Francisco and London: An AIDS 2014 Q&A

At AIDS 2014 researchers presented findings from a comparison of HIV trends in two major cities: San Francisco and LondonStudy co-author Jen Hecht, MPH, director of program development and operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, spoke with BETA about the study findings, what they mean for HIV prevention efforts moving forward

Published
22 August 2014
From
BETA blog
PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data.

Published
19 August 2014
From
Science Speaks
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
Mothers starting antiretrovirals in Malawi lost from care more frequently, revealing weaknesses in Option B+ implementation

Although Malawi’s policy of offering lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) to women living with HIV who are pregnant or breastfeeding resulted in a sevenfold increase in women

Published
30 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
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
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