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Beyond donor dollars for health care: how Uganda is thinking outside the box

What’s become increasingly clear is that there’s funding gap for the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment as well as service delivery. In our research we looked at how Uganda is attempting to plug this gap with a range of innovative approaches involving different donors and for different aspects of HIV treatment.

Published
23 February 2018
From
The Conversation
Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery in the US

How are public health and community health organizations creating demand and facilitating access to PrEP—and what more can be done? Kenneth Mayer, MD, medical research director and co-chair of The Fenway Institute, joined BETA to answer questions about the opportunities to expand PrEP access in the U.S.

Published
23 February 2018
From
BETA blog
Sources of Information for Self-care Among Patients Living with HIV

The purpose of this study was “to identify the helpful information sources for self-care strategies, including Common sense/Self-experience, Healthcare professional, Internet, Literature, Multiple, Social Support and TV ads.

Published
20 February 2018
From
MD Magazine
Prescribing PrEP? Don't Wait for Patients to Ask

In the clinic, providers must initiate conversation with people who may benefit from PrEP. Provider-initiated conversations about PrEP resulted in a greater proportion of their eligible caseload receiving PrEP. It was especially effective in increasing the number of underrepresented or underreported patients (eg. women, heterosexual adults, transgender adults, people engaged in sex work, and injection drug users) receiving PrEP.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Contemporary Clinic
BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV 2018: Consultation open

We would like to hear your views and comments on the draft BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV. The standards cover eight key themes which cover the most important issues for the care of people living with HIV.

Published
24 January 2018
From
BHIVA
We found ways to shorten the turnaround time for diagnosing babies with HIV

Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical. Public health officials have been grappling with this for many years. How can they reduce the time it takes to get newborns’ blood samples to the diagnostic lab and the test results back?

Published
22 January 2018
From
The Conversation
We Should Treat Everyone Like We Treat HIV-Positive Patients

Through a combination of federal and state funding, plus some very clever implementation strategies, Americans infected with HIV are eligible for incredibly comprehensive care, even if they are uninsured or underinsured. It’s amazing the program doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In fact, it should be a model for how we treat all patients.

Published
16 January 2018
From
Slate Magazine
Internet-based STI testing nearly doubles uptake vs. clinic visits

Introducing patients to internet-based STI testing services could increase testing uptake compared with traditional face-to-face clinical services, according to study findings.

Published
31 December 2017
From
Healio
All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

"All nurses are mental health nurses," said Jeffrey G. Miller, D.N.P., APNP, ACRN, speaking about his 30 years of experience treating HIV and comorbid health concerns on Nov. 2 at the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference. During Miller's presentation, he reviewed the importance of understanding that mental health, like HIV, is treatable with a combination-treatment approach comprising therapy, support groups, and medication management.

Published
20 December 2017
From
The Body Pro
South Africa’s HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

In our most recent modelling study, published this week in PLoS Medicine, we have attempted to look back on what the ART programme has achieved to date – and what could have been achieved. It’s too soon to say whether progress reducing AIDS deaths has stalled, but the early signs suggest that this may be the new reality in the post-2014 period.

Published
13 December 2017
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Ground Up
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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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