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Black HIV-positive MSM in US still have lower rates of ART use

The proportion of newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States who were promptly linked to care and started antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
17 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
Health system navigators didn't improve ART initiation or TB treatment completion rates among people newly diagnosed with HIV in Durban

An intervention using health system navigators, phone support and text message reminders did not improve rates of people living with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) or completing treatment

Published
10 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
Tracking down patients lost to HIV care: home visits need to be carefully targeted

Efforts to track patients lost to care are likely to produce very little return on the money and time spent unless clinics target tracing activities

Published
06 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Fewer clinic visits improve retention in HIV care in Zambia

People with HIV who attended their clinic once every six months were much less likely to miss their next clinic visit, miss medication pick up

Published
22 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression,

Published
20 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Finding men with HIV – and keeping them in treatment

Specialised services to attract men to HIV testing and treatment may need to adopt several different formats in order to reach different sub-populations of men,

Published
17 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Linkage to HIV care still challenging for young men, Botswana study finds

Almost one in five people newly diagnosed with HIV in a study employing active methods to link people to care and treatment had still not linked to

Published
16 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
'Test and treat' study shows second phase is finding more people with HIV and getting them onto treatment

After a second wave of intensive household testing, a large study of the 'test and treat' strategy in Zambia is diagnosing more people with HIV, getting more

Published
13 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Accelerated linkage to HIV care improves retention in care by a third

Close to 60% of adults benefiting from point-of-care CD4 cell count testing at HIV testing sites, accelerated antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and SMS appointment reminders were retained

Published
21 February 2017
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Peer navigators improve linkage to HIV care and retention in care in South African study

Adults recently diagnosed with HIV getting help from peers to address personal barriers to care together with SMS check-in messages, appointment and healthy living reminders

Published
21 February 2017
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
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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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