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  • Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

    People who struggle to get food on the table are more likely to test positive for HIV in South Africa, according to a study of 2,742 adults testing for HIV at three primary healthcare clinics in KwaZulu Natal.

    20 September 2018 | Avert
  • FRESH program combines basic science with social benefits for women at risk of HIV

    A program established by the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard is addressing the persistently elevated risk of HIV infection among young women in South Africa from two angles -- first, investigating biological factors that modulate infection risk and the early immunologic events following viral exposure, and second, alleviating the socioeconomic factors that limit opportunities for young women, the group at greatest risk in the region hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.

    16 September 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Social Determinants of Health Debated at USCA 2018

    To enroll and retain people with HIV in treatment, physicians and HIV care providers need to acknowledge the social determinants of health and the barriers that keep patients, especially young people of color, out of care.

    04 September 2018 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda

    Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

    04 July 2018 | AVERT
  • Will a pill be enough to end the HIV epidemic?

    We have a pill that can stop us getting infected, a pill that can stop us getting ill and perhaps one day, we’ll have a pill that can cure HIV. But there will never be a pill that cures poverty, inequality, stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses and because of this, no pill will ever be enough to end the HIV epidemic.

    27 June 2018 | Open University
  • Social Network Support Decreases Risk for HIV Seroconversion in Black MSM

    In black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in the United States, the increased presence of social network support can help protect against HIV acquisition, according to results published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

    15 June 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

    An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis.

    15 May 2018 | Health-e
  • The Housing Crisis Is So Bad That Men Are Having To Sleep In Gay Saunas

    Gay saunas are now at a new frontier of the homelessness epidemic, mopping up the capital’s acute shortage of affordable rental properties and social housing. The scale of the problem is so great that some saunas are having to change their admission policies, fearful of contravening licensing laws.

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

    In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • HIV response in Nigeria buckles under pressure of continued conflict with Boko Haram

    New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.  

    05 May 2018 | AVERT
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