HIV infection rates increasing in 74 countries

DURBAN, South Africa — While the world has made progress reducing the number of people who die from AIDS every year by expanding access to life-saving drug treatments, many countries are increasingly failing to prevent the spread of HIV. That’s the disturbing gist of a new report released here at the 21st International AIDS Conference


Upcoming Expert Panel: Overcoming Barriers to High-Quality TB Treatment During HIV Co-infection

While the guidelines are clear about the need to treat tuberculosis in the setting HIV infection, the reality is that many patients with HIV/TB co-infection Read More


Large Price Premiums for Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Kenya: A Potential…

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Health Organizations Face Challenge Of Sustaining Global Progress Against AIDS, Keeping Disease…

Humanosphere: Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses health organizations’ challenges of keeping HIV/AIDS “in the spotlight,” noting while global progress has been made against the epidemic, the disease remains a major threat, especially for LGBT communities, which often face stigma (10/20).

6 Hospital-Associated Infections Cause Larger Burden Than HIV, Influenza, TB Combined, Study…

Deutsche Welle: Why hospital infections are a bigger threat than HIV, influenza, and tuberculosis “You would think it was the other way around. But six health care-associated infections are a bigger burden on hospitals than influenza, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis together. The big six are pneumonia, urinary tract and surgical site infections, Clostridium difficile (CDI, which…More

Rapid Response Fund aims to maintain HIV service access for sexual minorities

Categories: HIV/AIDSOrganizations in 29 countries are eligible for emergency funds, support for longer term measures to counter treatment barriers In the weeks after Nigeria passed its 2014 law banning gay people from gathering, and criminalizing organizations that supported them, programs providing HIV services for men who have sex with men and other sexual minorities in that […](Read more…)

HIV treatment in Malawi, TB drugs for children, antimicrobial accountability and more . . ….

Categories: What we’re readingScaling up antiretroviral therapy in Malawi – In 2004, just 3,000 of nearly a million people living with HIV in Malawi had access to antiretroviral treatment at nine hospitals nationwide. A dozen years later, while Malawi still has one of the poorest economies in the world, it is home to a national treatment program that has […](Read more…)

Zimbabwe study sees TB go down as HIV treatment coverage goes up

Categories: TBIf national health programmers and policy makers are looking for reasons to put into practice World Health Organization recommendations that all people with HIV have access to immediate antiretroviral treatment, a study from Zimbabwe supplies one more: As the numbers of people accessing HIV treatment went up in that country, the numbers of reported tuberculosis […](Read more…)

Association between HIV infection and socioeconomic status: evidence from a semi-rural area of…

Objectives To analyse the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and HIV in Manhia, a district of Southern Mozambique with one of the highest HIV prevalences in the world.

Sex Differences in Mortality and Loss Among 21,461 Older Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy in…

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Russia’s Resistance To Effective HIV Policies Contributing To Increase In Cases, The…

The Economist: HIV in Russia: Immune to reason “…In most of the world the threat of HIV/AIDS has receded. The exceptions are eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Russia, which accounts for more than 80 percent of new infections in the region, 51,000 people were diagnosed in the first five months of this year. In…More

Review: Opioid substitution therapy access with HIV care improves antiretroviral treatment…

Categories: HIV/AIDSFrom starting treatment, to sticking with it, to suppressing virus, from the United States to Ukraine, services that support dual needs of people who inject drugs and live with HIV pay off, a look at 32 studies spanning two decades finds A systematic analysis of studies examining the impacts on antiretroviral treatment goals of access to […](Read more…)

Promotion and Persistence of HIV Testing and HIV/AIDS Knowledge: Evidence From a Randomized…

Abstract We use data from a randomized controlled trial in Ethiopia and examine the causal effects of HIV/AIDS education, home-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), and conditional cash transfers (CCT) for facility-based VCT on HIV/AIDS knowledge and demand for HIV testing.

Partner Reports of HIV Viral Suppression Predict Sexual Behavior in Serodiscordant Male Couples

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A Global Fund minimum, monitoring antiretroviral treatment, expanding HIV care capacities and…

Categories: What we’re readingTags: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaGlobal Fund Communities and NGO Delegations three calls – The delegations representing communities and on-the-ground organizations at the launch of the 5th replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reminds donors who have not yet pledged their contribution to the next three years of responses that $13 billion is not a […](Read more…)

SMSaúde: Evaluating Mobile Phone Text Reminders to Improve Retention in HIV Care for Patients…

Objective: We evaluated whether regular mobile phone text reminders improved patients’ retention in antiretroviral therapy (ART) care in Mozambique.

A Decade of Antiretroviral Therapy Scale-up in Mozambique: Evaluation of Outcome Trends and…

Background: During 2004–2013 in Mozambique, 455,600 HIV-positive adults (≥15 years old) initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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