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ART roll-out in Uganda accompanied by increased rates of HIV disclosure to spouses
by Michael Carter, 2015-07-06 08:10
Roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been accompanied by an increase in the proportion of people living with HIV disclosing their status to spouses, investigators from Uganda report in the June 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The authors monitored rates of disclosure in married/co-habiting couples in periods before and after

Multiple strategies for safer conception need to incorporate couples' preferences
by Lesley Odendal, 2015-07-03 10:20
Misunderstandings about serodiscordance and limited understanding of female fertility and male insemination are barriers to couples in serodiscordant partnerships in attempting to practice safer conception methods, according to a qualitative study presented by Rebecca Phofa at the 7th South African AIDS Conference in Durban last month. Safer conception preferences were largely influenced by an assessment of the effectiveness

Unmet basic needs may be related to poor rates of durable viral suppression among transgender women with HIV
by Michael Carter, 2015-07-03 08:10
Transgender women living with HIV are less likely to have excellent adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and durable viral suppression compared to other groups, investigators report in the online edition of LGBT Health. The study also revealed that many transgender women living with HIV are struggling with the basic necessities of

People with HIV and HCV co-infection who have fibrosis stages F2 and above should be prioritised for new anti-HCV therapies
by Michael Carter, 2015-07-02 08:10
People with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection who have advanced liver fibrosis should be prioritised for therapy with new anti-HCV drugs, investigators argue in AIDS. Analysis of people in the EuroSIDA cohort showed that people with co-infection who have moderate (F2/F3) or advanced (F4) liver fibrosis had a significant risk of liver-related

South Africa: Lower coverage of maternal HIV testing among adolescents leading to higher mother-to-child transmission
by Lesley Odendal, 2015-07-01 11:10
Adolescents have lower coverage of HIV testing and subsequent prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) services and significantly higher early vertical transmission rates compared with adults, according to findings from three South African national surveys, presented by Trisha Ramraj at the 7th South African AIDS conference last month in Durban. The surveys also found that there was a significant

South Africa: Lower coverage of maternal HIV testing among adoelscents leading to higher mother-to-child transmission
by Lesley Odendal, 2015-07-01 11:10
Adolescents have lower coverage of HIV testing and subsequent prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) services and significantly higher early vertical transmission rates compared with adults, according to findings from three South African national surveys, presented by Trisha Ramraj at the 7th South African AIDS conference last month in Durban. The surveys also found that there was a significant

South Africa: Lower coverage of maternal HIV testing among adoelscents leading to higher mother-to-child transmission
by Keith Alcorn, 2015-07-01 11:10
Adolescents have lower coverage of HIV testing and subsequent prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) services and significantly higher early vertical transmission rates compared with adults, according to findings from three South African national surveys, presented by Trisha Ramraj at the 7th South African AIDS conference last month in Durban. The surveys also found that there was a significant

HIV stigma decreases with scale-up of HIV treatment
by Roger Pebody, 2015-06-30 08:40
In high-prevalence countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the scale-up of HIV treatment appears to have resulted in a lessening of stigmatising attitudes in the general population, according to an analysis published online by the American Journal of Public Health. Studies have previously shown that people who hold stigmatising beliefs are more likely to have risky sexual