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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Why increasing availability of ART is not enough: a rapid, community-based study on how…

Stigma is a known barrier to HIV testing and care.


Kaiser Family Foundation Hosts Web Briefing Ahead Of International AIDS Conference In Durban

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing: Key Issues Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in South Africa “The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing on Tuesday, June 21, to discuss key issues to be addressed at the upcoming International AIDS Conference on July 18-22. … Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society; Chris…More

Lessons From HIV Prevention, Treatment In Kenya May Help Inform Response To Growing NCD…

Huffington Post: A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[M]any Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)]. … Health programs, therefore, must turn their attention to this new pandemic without losing focus on the…More

Feasibility of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as Part of Routine Care in Toronto, Canada

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One in 4 HIV-Positive South Africans Awaiting ART Initiation Report Condomless Sex With a…

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Implementation and Operational Research: Impact of a Systems Engineering Intervention on PMTCT…

Background: Efficacious interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) have not translated well into effective programs.

Implementation and Operational Research: A Cost-Effective, Clinically Actionable Strategy for…

Background: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective at preventing HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), but there is uncertainty about how to identify high-risk MSM who should receive PrEP.

Added Value of Long-Term Cytokine Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection…

Objectives: To investigate whether mycobacterial antigen–induced cytokine secretions are helpful in detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in a cohort of HIV-infected patients living in a country with a high burden of Mtb and HIV infections, and to determine their predictive value for the development of tuberculosis (TB)-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.

NYT Letters To Editor Address Efforts Needed To End AIDS By 2030

New York Times: New Strategies to Fight AIDS Multiple authors The New York Times published three letters to the editor in response to its recent editorial on the need for vigorous global efforts to end AIDS by 2030. The authors, who include Kimberly Cernak, deputy director of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis,…More

Starting ART Early May Reduce Risk Of Developing More Serious HIV-Related Infections,…

WHO: WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections “Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016…” (6/20).

An Empiric HIV Risk Scoring Tool to Predict HIV-1 Acquisition in African Women

Objective: To develop and validate an HIV risk assessment tool to predict HIV acquisition among African women.

Untangling the Relationship Between Antiretroviral Therapy Use and Incident Pregnancy: A…

Background: Scale-up of triple-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Africa has transformed the context of childbearing for HIV-positive women and may impact pregnancy incidence in HIV programs.

The forgotten killer, a need for shorter, better treatment, a measure of failures to diagnose…

Categories: TB, What we’re readingEnergizing the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa – A  history of inequality, a government’s long refusal to acknowledge the virus, a donor relationship in perpetual transition . . . these are among the challenges to controlling HIV in this epicenter of the pandemic. But, this report notes, one of the biggest challenges to success […](Read more…)

Brief Report: Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Mitigates Liver Disease in HIV Infection

Abstract: To determine the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on liver disease, we analyzed changes in the aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI) pre- and post-HAART initiation among 441 HIV-monoinfected and 53 HIV-viral hepatitis–coinfected men.

Brief Report: HIV Infection Is Associated With Worse Bone Material Properties, Independently…

Abstract: Low bone mineral density (BMD) in HIV-infected individuals has been documented in an increasing number of studies.

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