Literacy and technology experience are predictors of a successful mHealth programme

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:11 am

Background: Despite investments in infrastructure and evidence for high acceptability,few mHealth interventions have been implemented in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: We sought to (1) identify predictors of uptake of an mHealth application for a low-literacy population of people living with HIV (PLWH) ...

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Impact of Maternal HIV Seroconversion during Pregnancy on Early Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT) Measured at 4-8 Weeks Postpartum in South Africa 2011-2012: A National Population-Based Evaluation

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:08 am

Background Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) depends on the timing of HIV infection. We estimated HIV-seroconversion during pregnancy (HSP) after having a HIV-negative result antenatally, and its contribution to early MTCT in South Africa (SA). Methods and Findings Between August ...

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HIV and TB in prisons

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

Aids Foundation East-West (AFEW) has recently been privileged to make a contribution to Equilibri.net the online magazine of an Italian think tank, GESPAM. The magazine is dedicated to the study and analysis of international events and dynamics and provides free-content ...

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Successful Integration of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Prevention Intervention Programming

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:25 am

Women who received standard HIV services plus community- and facility-based interventions to detect, prevent, and address intimate partner violence (IPV) reported fewer instances of physical and sexual IPV compared to women in a control group who received HIV services only. ...

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UNAIDS 2015: Biomedical AIDS Research: Recent and Upcoming Advances

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:52 am

The report is divided into an overview section that articulates the views of the Chair of the Scientific Expert Panel on the top 10 biomedical research advances in 2014 and five important research findings anticipated in 2015. Thereafter, the report ...

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Social protection contributes to HIV prevention

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

Poverty alone is not necessarily a driver of HIV risk. It interacts with other structural factors – including mobility, social and economic inequalities, and a lack of education and social capital – that increase HIV vulnerability, especially among groups such ...

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Updating and Extending UNAIDS strategy 2016-2021

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:34 am

Please find attached a letter from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe re the updating and extending of the UNAIDS strategy for 2016-2021. It ask for strategic points and provides an email address to provide them to. EXO2015.191_civil society

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Emerging themes for sensitivity training modules of African healthcare workers attending to men who have sex with men: a systematic review

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:16 am

Sensitivity training of front-line African health care workers (HCWs) attending to men who have sex with men (MSM) is actively promoted through national HIV prevention programming in Kenya. Over 970 Kenyan-based HCWs have completed an eight-modular online training free of ...

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Smart Investments for Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda – ICPD

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

The cost of funding the Post-2015 Development Agenda is estimated to be trillions of dollars a year.1 While this magnitude may seem dizzying, especially for low-income countries with over-stretched public budgets and donor countries facing economic uncertainties, the financial resources ...

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AIDSFree Prevention Update, January 2015

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 5:58 am

Welcome to the AIDSFree Prevention Update, a new initiative of the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project. The AIDSFree Prevention Update is your monthly snapshot of current peer-reviewed literature and state-of-the-art program resources, tools, and curricula ...

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