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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
HIV incidence at record high in young gay black men in southern USA

HIV incidence in young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia in the US is running at 12.1% a year – one of the highest figures for

Published
05 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
US: More MSM Get Tested for HIV, and More of Them Take Meds

Among gay and bisexual men, there has been a rise in the rate of those testing for HIV as well as in the rate of those with HIV who are on therapy.

Published
05 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Reconnecting patients lost to follow-up with care can prevent new HIV transmissions

The number of HIV transmissions can be reduced by tracing patients who drop out of HIV care, according to a mathematical model published in the online edition

Published
26 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Big gaps in engagement with HIV care and virological suppression between US states

The proportion of people living with HIV linked to and retained in HIV care varies considerably between individual US states and jurisdictions and is generally well

Published
25 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
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