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Monitoring of progress towards 90-90-90 blighted by poor quality reporting

Only six countries, representing just 2% of the global HIV burden, have high quality data reporting on the HIV care continuum and progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target,

Published
20 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
UN strategy for eliminating HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa is unfeasible, study finds

A widely dispersed population could pose challenges for the UN's initiative aimed to eliminate HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, a statistical mapping technique suggests.

Published
10 April 2017
From
Science Daily
The large fall in HIV diagnoses in London gay men is real and thanks to combination prevention, not just PrEP

The number of new HIV diagnoses in gay men attending five key London clinics fell substantially during 2015 and 2016, Valerie Delpech of Public Health England told

Published
06 April 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Tracking down patients lost to HIV care: home visits need to be carefully targeted

Efforts to track patients lost to care are likely to produce very little return on the money and time spent unless clinics target tracing activities

Published
06 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
South Africa: 'We Can't Accept the New HIV, TB Plan' - Treatment Action Campaign

The new national strategic plan for HIV and TB is a plan that seems reasonable when considered in the abstract, but that risks falling apart when confronted by the realities of the public healthcare system and political context.

Published
04 April 2017
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AllAfrica
South Africa launches new plan to advance progress towards ending AIDS

In the plan are a set of bold and ambitious targets which include reducing new HIV infections from 270 000 to less than 100 000 per year, reducing new tuberculosis (TB) infections from 450 000 to less than 315 000 per year and reaching the 90–90–90 targets.

Published
04 April 2017
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UNAIDS
Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to ART and is cost-effective

An antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence support study conducted in the Netherlands has been hailed as “an outstanding addition to the scientific literature on adherence.” Published

Published
28 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

Published
27 March 2017
From
UNAIDS press release
Scotland reports its lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2003

A report released on Tuesday by Health Protection Scotland shows that 2016 saw the lowest number of people diagnosed with HIV within Scotland since 2003. Last year,

Published
24 March 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Zim on course to meet UN target to end HIV, Aids

ZIMBABWE is on course to meeting the United Nations’ 90-90-90 ambitious target to help end the HIV and Aids pandemic by 90% in 2020, a Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimpha) survey says.

Published
23 March 2017
From
NewsDay
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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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