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Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing

Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.

Published
05 September 2014
From
IRIN Africa
Social inequalities associated with late HIV diagnosis and delayed HIV treatment – European study

Even in the context of western European countries with universal access to health care, there are socioeconomic inequalities in timely access to HIV testing, according to a

Published
05 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Late enrolment in HIV care declines in sub-Saharan Africa, but majority of people still eligible for immediate ART at diagnosis

The proportion of HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa who entered care late declined significantly between 2006 and 2011, investigators report in AIDS. However, over half of those

Published
26 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV Trends in San Francisco and London: An AIDS 2014 Q&A

At AIDS 2014 researchers presented findings from a comparison of HIV trends in two major cities: San Francisco and LondonStudy co-author Jen Hecht, MPH, director of program development and operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, spoke with BETA about the study findings, what they mean for HIV prevention efforts moving forward

Published
22 August 2014
From
BETA blog
Gay Social Networking App Hornet Helps Users Find HIV Clinics

Hornet will provide users with the ability to designate their HIV status, as a part of its “Know Your Status” campaign. Once a user designates the date of their last HIV test, the application will automatically remind them to get tested again after a designated amount of time.

Published
22 August 2014
From
Towleroad
HIV superinfection associated with accelerated viral load increase but has no impact on clinical disease progression

HIV superinfection has no impact on clinical disease progression, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Superinfection was associated with accelerated viral load increase and had a

Published
19 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention for black African people in the UK is under-resourced and needs to be scaled up

NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black

Published
12 August 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Excellent outcomes among people starting HIV therapy at high CD4 counts in Uganda

People in Uganda starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) with higher CD4 counts can achieve excellent outcomes, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Asymptomatic adults who started therapy

Published
08 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
South African women living with HIV subtype C experience rapid CD4 cell loss

A third of women living with HIV subtype C have a fall in their CD4 count to below 350 cells/mm3 within a year of seroconversion, investigators

Published
05 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Acute HIV Often Has Symptoms, But Testing Is Best Diagnostic

Various symptoms such as vomiting and swollen lymph nodes are linked to early HIV infection, but they are not a foolproof sign, so frequent testing is ideal for those at risk. 

Published
05 August 2014
From
AIDSMeds

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