[Film] It’s About the People: Tanzania’s VMMC Program Gets it Right

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 7:25 am

It’s About the People: Tanzania’s VMMC Program Gets it Right, a film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Lisa Russell and narrated by Common in English and Fid Q in Kiswahili, documents USAID’s successful voluntary medical male circumcision program in Tanzania. Tanzania ...

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2015 Progress Report on the Global Plan

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 11:33 am

2015 Progress Report on the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children and Keeping their Mothers Alive This is the fourth annual report of the Global Plan, and it summarizes the progress made through December 2014. The ...

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Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec;12(4):500-15. doi: 10.1007/s11904-015-0280-x. Abstract Technology, including mobile technologies and social media, offers powerful tools to reach, engage, and retain youth and young adults in HIV prevention and care interventions both in the USA and globally. In this ...

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Px Wire, AVAC’s quarterly newsletter on HIV prevention research and implementation, October-December, Volume 8, Number 4

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

In this issue, we decipher the strengths and limitations of the multiple recent developments impacting HIV prevention: new PEPFAR targets, new UNAIDS targets, new guidelines on ART and PrEP from the WHO and new Sustainable Development Goals. What does each ...

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“15 by 15” – a global target achieved

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

Just as we have new opportunities that only a few years ago would have been inconceivable, we also now face new challenges. If the “15 by 15” success story has taught us anything, it is that we have in our ...

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How AIDS changed everything — MDG6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from the AIDS response

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

We have reached a defining moment in the AIDS response. Against all odds, we have achieved the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal 6. AIDS changed everything. In these pages are valuable insights and ground-breaking and heart-warming experiences from the ...

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Contraception for young girls living with HIV: barriers and facilitators to service provision in western Kenya

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

Barriers and facilitators adolescent females living with HIV face in accessing contraceptive services: a qualitative assessment of providers’ perceptions in western Kenya. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Sep 16;18(1):20123. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20123. eCollection 2015. Introduction: Avoiding unintended pregnancies is important for ...

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High uptake of HIV self-testing among adolescents

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 10:49 am

Uptake, accuracy, safety, and linkage into care over two years of promoting annual self-testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: a community-based prospective study. PLoS Med. 2015 Sep 8;12(9):e1001873. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001873. eCollection 2015. Background: Home-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC) achieves ...

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Condoms or PrEP? Women’s decision-making for the prevention of HIV-transmission in Kenya and South Africa

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 10:45 am

Motivations for reducing other HIV risk-reduction practices if taking pre-exposure prophylaxis: findings from a qualitative study among women in Kenya and South Africa. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Sep;29(9):503-9. doi: 10.1089/apc.2015.0038. Epub 2015 Jul 21. Findings from a survey conducted among ...

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Cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis targeted to high-risk serodiscordant couples as a bridge to sustained ART use in Kampala, Uganda.

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Jul 20;18(4 Suppl 3):20013. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.4.20013. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Despite scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treating HIV-positive persons, HIV incidence remains elevated among those at high risk such as persons in serodiscordant partnerships. Antiretrovirals taken by ...

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