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ART use averting huge numbers of opportunistic infections among HIV-positive children in lower-income countries

There has been a decrease in cases of many opportunistic infections (OIs) among HIV-positive children in low- and middle-income countries thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART), a meta-analysis published

Published
23 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
HIV testing and treatment campaigns need to target women and the under 35s, says research from South Africa

A quarter of people living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal are unaware of their infection status, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
16 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Adolescents with HIV need to be rapidly linked to specialist care to have best chances of sustaining engagement with HIV services

Adolescents newly diagnosed with HIV need to be rapidly incorporated into HIV care networks to have the best chances of remaining in care in the long term,

Published
14 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
No ending AIDS in Africa without protecting rights

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) cautions African governments against back-tracking on their AIDS commitments and failing to protect the rights of people living with HIV, women and girls and key populations, such as sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

Published
06 June 2016
From
ARASA
Unsafe sex is fastest-growing risk for ill health in teens

The Lancet Commission's groundbreaking report finds that years of neglect have had detrimental effects on adolescent health. Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and unsafe sex are an ongoing threat to their wellbeing. Adolescents also face new challenges: rising levels of obesity and mental health disorders.

Published
11 May 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Health dept in bid to wean girls off sugar daddies - Motsoaledi

The wide-ranging plan would have five objectives, he said, which include decreasing infections in girls and young women, and decreasing teenage pregnancies. Other objectives were decreasing sexual and gender-based violence and keeping girls in school until matric.

Published
10 May 2016
From
News24
It’s Tough to Stop Sex, Study of U.S. AIDS Effort Shows

Researchers have found no benefits from a decade-long attempt to curb the spread of HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence and monogamy. The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion since 2004 telling young people in Africa to abstain from sex before marriage and then commit to a single partner. That funding didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates, according to a study published on Monday. See http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2949285/ for more on this issue.

Published
04 May 2016
From
Bloomberg
How Can We Help Young People Under Age 18 Get PrEP?

Getting PrEP into the hands of young people at high risk for HIV infection is a priority that experts are now discussing. A recent webinar and Q&A session hosted by HIVE brought together PrEP providers from across the country to talk about some of these issues and share successes and challenges.

Published
22 April 2016
From
BETA blog
Labour Promises Compulsory PSHE In Schools

Labour has promised to make Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and age-appropriate sex education compulsory, saying youths are facing a “ticking time bomb” of issues.

Published
23 March 2016
From
Huffington Post
Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

In Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as young people and men who have sex with men.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Key Correspondents
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