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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
Sex work, violence and HIV: experience from rural Karnataka

Working with women in sex work for the last 10 years in rural South India has taught me that it is not HIV that is a priority in their lives but issues like violence, stigma and discrimination and uncertainties related to their children’s future. We organised a participatory workshop with sex workers to understand the extent of violence in these intimate relationships, including causes of violence.

Published
14 March 2013
From
Open Democracy
Link between violence and HIV must be made explicit, say African ministers

The link between gender-based violence and HIV infections needs to be explicit in the outcome document of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), delegates said this week.

Published
08 March 2013
From
The Guardian
Behind the miracle child a broken system lurks

While we celebrate this week’s story of an HIV-miracle cure, let’s not forget the story of injustice that made it possible. How is it possible for a pregnant woman in the world’s wealthiest country to not receive prenatal care? Why were the mother and child “lost to care” for over 6 months?

Published
07 March 2013
From
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

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