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Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery?

Helen Bygrave of MSF discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care.

Published
21 July 2015
From
PLOS Blogs
Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing.

Published
04 March 2015
From
Science Speaks
HIV science and treatment knowledge can end AIDS epidemic in the US

The scientific evidence is clear. As a result of extraordinary advances in biomedical research, we now have the tools we need to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Or do we? According to, "When We Know Better, We Do Better: State of HIV/AIDS Science and Treatment Literacy," a recently released national report by the Black AIDS Institute and others, the missing link to ending the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. is increasing the science and treatment literacy among the non-medical HIV/AIDS workforce.

Published
04 February 2015
From
News Medical
Different community HIV testing and counselling approaches reach different populations in rural Africa

Home- and community-based HIV testing and counselling services can achieve high participation uptake in rural Africa but reach different populations within a community and should be provided, depending on the groups that are being targeted, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

Published
17 December 2014
From
Medical News Today
Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey has suggested. A third of the UK physicians surveyed said patients would come with suggestions for what prescription they should receive, but fewer than 5% of doctors felt it was helpful.

Published
02 October 2014
From
BBC
On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa

Analysis of three countries that are doing very well on some aspect of fighting AIDS: Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi.

Published
04 August 2014
From
New York Times
Can we provide point-of-care viral load tests in poor countries?

It is not impossible to provide mobile, point-of-care viral load tests in resource-poor settings, the 2014 Treatment as Prevention workshop in Vancouver heard last week. By using a number

Published
10 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Malawi: Shortage of Healthcare Workers Affects Aids Battle

Malawi's health sector is grappling with a serious lack of trained health care staff that could have an impact on its Global Fund-supported programming to enrol a greater number of HIV-positive Malawians on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Published
23 January 2014
From
AllAfrica
African studies identify strategies for improving treatment adherence, retention in care

Getting people tested for HIV is one thing; getting them onto antiretrovirals (ARVs) another; and retaining them in care for a long period something else entirely. A

Published
07 January 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Decentralisation of care reduces HIV and TB-related deaths, illness in Swaziland and Uganda

New studies from eastern and southern Africa add to  mounting evidence that antiretroviral therapy (ART) has a profound impact on reducing opportunistic infections, and that decentralised and

Published
19 December 2013
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
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