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Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

Published
22 March 2019
From
AVERT
TAF: Quick-dissolve combination PrEP insert is effective against HIV infections in monkeys; intermittent solo pill less so

Two studies in monkeys of experimental pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens featuring the drug tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) produced differing results when presented at last week’s Conference on Retroviruses

Published
13 March 2019
By
Gus Cairns
People stay on PrEP for 14 months on average in the US, study finds

Whether HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective depends on whether people take it appropriately, at the times when they are at risk of HIV. But we know

Published
10 March 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality

HIV-positive women with breast cancer appear to have decreased survival compared with HIV-negative women, according to a cohort study from Botswana presented yesterday at the Conference on

Published
06 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
Study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women

Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.

Published
05 March 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Why are black and minority ethnic girls less likely to get the HPV jab? (Video)

The HPV - or Human Papilloma Virus - vaccine is available to year 8 and 9 schoolgirls across Britain. But not all of them get the jab. Girls from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to receive the vaccine in school than their white counterparts.

Published
04 March 2019
From
BBC
Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. Here, a few share their stories.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
REACH trial comparing vaginal ring to PrEP for HIV prevention begins

The NIH announced the start of a clinical trial that will explore the preference among adolescent girls and young women between pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and a vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

Published
24 February 2019
From
Healio
African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

More people than ever are living with HIV, but people may overlook the fact that many of these long-term survivors are African-American women.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
HIV non-disclosure laws perpetuate social injustices against women in Canada

People living with HIV in Canada can be charged with aggravated sexual assault and be registered as sexual offenders if they do not disclose their HIV status,

Published
05 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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