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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
Eric Goosby Returns to UCSF Intent on Applying Lessons Learned as U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador

At UCSF’s Global Health Sciences, Goosby will lead a new center on implementation sciences, a hot, new field in public health and an emerging specialty at UCSF. It examines the practicalities of running public health programs, applying business-world efficiencies to improve them.

Published
26 November 2013
From
University of California San Francisco
Ensuring good-quality HIV care in Europe: where can we improve?

Only 20% of people with HIV in Europe have fully suppressed viral load, compared to an estimated 24% in sub-Saharan Africa, despite much higher rates of HIV

Published
19 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Integration of HIV care into primary care reduces deaths in South African trial

Integrating HIV care into primary care can improve survival of people living with HIV who are in need of antiretroviral therapy (with CD4 counts of 350 cells/mm3

Published
10 September 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Should ART provision be decentralized to health centres in low and middle income countries?

With the realization of the value of ART as a means of preventing HIV transmission, the question of how best to retain HIV-diagnosed in care becomes all the more pressing. 

Published
13 August 2013
From
BMJ Group blogs
Male circumcision: the message is catching on, but scale-up poses monitoring and follow-up problems

Programmes offering voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of HIV prevention are now starting to expand in a number countries in sub-Saharan Africa, delegates at the recent

Published
15 July 2013
By
Gus Cairns
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