Feasible, Efficient and Necessary, without Exception – Working with Sex Workers Interrupts HIV/STI Transmission and Brings Treatment to Many in Need.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0121145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121145 BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: High rates of partner change in sex work-whether in professional, ‘transactional’ or other context-disproportionately drive transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Several countries in Asia have demonstrated that reducing ...

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Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) Survey.  Each brief will ...

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The safety of hormonal contraceptives for women living with HIV and their sexual partners

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Contraception. Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 11–16. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.10.002 Background Hormonal contraceptives are important for the health and well-being of some women living with HIV, so evaluation of evidence regarding their safety vis-à-vis HIV-related risks is important. Methods We updated two ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has very poor perinatal outcomes. We aimed ...

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Technical brief: HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:45 am

This brief aims to inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex.It offers a concise account of current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young people who sell sex; ...

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Services Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-LGBT Violence on HIV Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

Due to their increased visibility, LGBT rights defenders and service providers are at increased risk for violent attacks. Not only are these incidents violations of basic human rights, they have a devastating impact on HIV services for LGBT populations. This ...

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WHO: Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection: what’s new

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 2:31 am

The 2015 guidelines includes 10 new recommendations to improve the quality and efficiency of services to people living with HIV. Implementation of the recommendations in these guidelines on universal eligibility for ART will mean that more people will start ART ...

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Key populations make the change: four years Bridging the Gaps. Results Report Bridging the Gaps (2011-2015)

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

At its inception in 2011, Bridging the Gaps was one of the first programmes of this scale to focus on investing in the health and rights of key populations. Now four years later, a strong alliance that interlinks three key ...

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JIAS Special Issue: Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:46 am

The contributions in this Supplement from researchers, clinicians, programme managers, policy makers, and women living with HIV demands an important appreciation that the field of sexual and reproductive health and human rights for women living with HIV is complex on ...

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Children & AIDS: Statistical Update

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

At World AIDS Day 2015, UNICEF issued the Children & AIDS statistical update: http://childrenandaids.org/situation

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