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Communities should rely on themselves to tackle HIV/AIDS

People don't need to just wait for governments to help them overcome problems in their own communities. Many communities in various countries, including Thailand, have proved successful in combating HIV/AIDS, a recent meeting of international partners dealing with HIV/AIDS was told.

Published
22 April 2013
From
The Nation
Marriage is a risk factor for HIV infection in Malawi

Marriages in Malawi are characterised by such stark gender inequalities that marriage itself is a risk factor for HIV infection in women, according to qualitative research published

Published
08 April 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Study: Undocumented Latinos Get Into HIV Treatment Dangerously Late

A recent study conducted at a free clinic in Houston found undocumented Latinos with HIV infections enter care with more advanced disease than other patients. Despite getting medical care at later dates, however, undocumented Latinos with HIV achieved similar success in treatment as documented Latino and white patients.

Published
04 April 2013
From
ColorLines
Recruitment through social networks is an efficient way to increase demand for HIV testing among high-risk groups

A pilot project which used a peer recruitment strategy, financial incentives and the involvement of people living with HIV has demonstrated that this approach can increase demand

Published
29 March 2013
By
Roger Pebody
EU in "denial" that sick economy costs lives, health experts say

Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious disease, including HIV and even malaria, on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts said on Wednesday in a study published in the Lancet.

Published
28 March 2013
From
Reuters
Lawyer fights 'widow sex' tradition in Malawi

Lawyer and human rights activist Seodi White has long been an outspoken campaigner for gender justice in Malawi, a country where half its women are married before the age of 18. The prominent activist is targeting cultural practices that harm older, vulnerable women in Malawi.

Published
22 March 2013
From
CNN
Media mis-reporting HIV rate among SA schoolgirls - true rate is 12.7 percent

The claim that 28 percent of South African schoolgirls are living with HIV started with a remark by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, misreported by The Sowetan. Unquestioned, it has been repeated by media across the country and the world. The true rate is half that.

Published
21 March 2013
From
Africa Check
Are we underestimating the proportion of virally-suppressed patients in the US?

Several presentations at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta suggest that previous estimates of the proportion of people with HIV in the

Published
15 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Many poor heterosexuals in US cities at risk for HIV infection

Some 2.3 percent of 8,500 poor heterosexuals living in cities with high rates of HIV infection tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and nearly half of those who were infected said they had never had an HIV test before the study, health officials said on Thursday.

Published
15 March 2013
From
Reueters
South Africa: '28% of schoolgirls are HIV positive'

AT LEAST 28% of schoolgirls are HIV positive while only 4% of young boys are infected with the virus in the country. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said this was a clear indication that old men were sleeping with young girls - a statistic he said "destroyed my soul".

Published
15 March 2013
From
The Sowetan

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