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Trans women wary of antiretroviral drug and hormone interactions

Transgender women living with HIV may be hesitant to use antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not take it as prescribed because of concerns about drug interactions with feminising hormones,

Published
23 August 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV: MSF concerned by high numbers of AIDS deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure.

Published
25 July 2017
From
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
New guidance says start HIV treatment within 7 days of diagnosis – but is everyone ready?

Everyone diagnosed with HIV should be offered the option to start treatment within seven days of diagnosis and everyone who feels ready should have the option to

Published
25 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Less frequent clinic visits for HIV care: fine tuning needed

Shifts to less frequent clinic visits and medication pick-ups to free up healthcare resources and make life easier for people living with HIV are being implemented successfully

Published
24 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

Data from the partner services programme in New York City suggests that gay men who have previously used an HIV self-test tend to seek confirmatory

Published
17 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Study identifies serious gaps in treatment and care of HIV-positive adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

Healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to provide services for HIV-positive adolescents, investigators report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Facilities in 23 countries, which

Published
30 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
Why are women lost from HIV care during pregnancy? Malawi study shows social support and counselling are critical

Lack of social support after diagnosis and inadequate counselling about HIV treatment and HIV disclosure were identified as key reasons for dropping out of HIV

Published
28 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Malawi: Study finds fear drives pregnant women with HIV from prevention services

Our study investigated why HIV-positive pregnant women might drop out of an Option B+ treatment program. For many, the answer was fear. Fear of HIV disclosure, fear of stigma, fear of their husband’s reaction, risk of divorce and loss of economic support, along with a lack of social support, lack of self-efficacy and agency for women in the culture, and a lack of male involvement in the program generally.

Published
26 June 2017
From
Science Speaks
SA's new HIV challenge: patients who believe they've been healed

On the eve of South Africa’s national AIDS conference taking place in Durban this week, it has emerged that people are defaulting on their ARVs – often under the impression that they have been healed. According to health workers Health-e News spoke to, the issue relates to the “undetectable viral load” diagnosis patients receive when their antiretroviral therapy starts working and causes the amount of virus in their blood to drop to an extremely low level.

Published
13 June 2017
From
Citizen
Point-of-care CD4 counts improve linkage to HIV care in Kenya

Carrying out a point-of-care CD4 count immediately after a person was diagnosed with HIV by home-based testing doubled the rate of linkage to HIV care,

Published
06 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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