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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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).

Uganda’s ‘Young Positive’ Pageants Aim To Reduce Stigma, Discrimination Of People Living…

Associated Press: AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination “…[Tryphena] Natukunda was crowned Miss Young Positive during a boisterous affair at a Kampala hotel early Sunday, besting nine other contestants in an annual competition organized to enlighten people about the dangers of discriminating against people with AIDS. A similar competition is held for…More

Investing In Women, Girls Key To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Women and Girls are Key to Ending the AIDS, TB, and Malaria Epidemics Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation “…Not only does the Global Fund dedicate more than half its resources to programs that benefit women and girls, it also focuses on tackling the underlying causes of…More

Weight Gain and Incident Diabetes Among HIV-Infected Veterans Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy…

Background: The health implications of weight gain after antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection are not well characterized and may differ from weight gain among uninfected individuals.

Using HIV Viral Load From Surveillance to Estimate the Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy…

Introduction: HIV surveillance programs do not typically collect comprehensive data on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Social Capital is Associated With Late HIV Diagnosis: An Ecological Analysis

Background: Late HIV diagnosis is associated with higher medical costs, early mortality among individuals, and HIV transmission in the population.

Single Viral Load Measurements Overestimate Stable Viral Suppression Among HIV Patients in…

Background: The HIV continuum of care paradigm uses a single viral load test per patient to estimate the prevalence of viral suppression.

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Discusses U.S. Zika Funding, HIV/AIDS Efforts In Washington Post…

Washington Post: Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer ” ‘Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.’ That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional battle over Zika funding forced…More

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