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  • US: Most women diagnosed with HIV not linked to care

    More than half of women surveyed in the United States and its territories who tested positive for HIV in 2015 had received a diagnosis in the past; however, most were not linked to care, according to a recent MMWR.

    12 hours ago | Healio
  • Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients

    For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?

    18 October 2017 | AllAfrica
  • Paediatric to adult HIV care transition – the risk of disengagement

    Young adults represent a growing proportion of the number of people living with HIV in the USA, but they are at high-risk of disengaging from care when transitioning from paediatric to adult services.

    04 September 2017 | AVERT
  • For HIV patients fewer clinic visits means better treatment retention, Zambia study finds

    Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months, a study in Zambia has shown.

    29 August 2017 | Science Speaks
  • HIV: MSF concerned by high numbers of AIDS deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

    Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure.

    25 July 2017 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
  • Malawi: Study finds fear drives pregnant women with HIV from prevention services

    Our study investigated why HIV-positive pregnant women might drop out of an Option B+ treatment program. For many, the answer was fear. Fear of HIV disclosure, fear of stigma, fear of their husband’s reaction, risk of divorce and loss of economic support, along with a lack of social support, lack of self-efficacy and agency for women in the culture, and a lack of male involvement in the program generally.

    26 June 2017 | Science Speaks
  • SA's new HIV challenge: patients who believe they've been healed

    On the eve of South Africa’s national AIDS conference taking place in Durban this week, it has emerged that people are defaulting on their ARVs – often under the impression that they have been healed. According to health workers Health-e News spoke to, the issue relates to the “undetectable viral load” diagnosis patients receive when their antiretroviral therapy starts working and causes the amount of virus in their blood to drop to an extremely low level.

    13 June 2017 | Citizen
  • NHS hands over patient records to Home Office for immigration crackdown

    Number of government requests to access confidential non-clinical details rises threefold since 2014 in drive to track down immigration offenders

    25 January 2017 | The Guardian
  • Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

    Scientists in France have recently noted that while the cascade of HIV care as it is currently envisaged is useful, it does not provide a complete picture of what is occurring in the continuum of care. There are significant delays moving from one step of the cascade to the next - more attention needs to be placed on the time people spend between each stage of the continuum of care.

    03 January 2017 | CATIE
  • Ensuring HIV prevention and treatment services in Haiti are back on track after Hurricane Matthew

    According to UNAIDS Haiti, the hurricane has already affected HIV prevention, support, treatment and care services. Urgent programmes are needed to ensure that the current retention rate of people on treatment (between 60% and 80%) does not decline.

    02 November 2016 | UNAIDS
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