HIV After 40 in Rural South Africa: A Life Course Approach to HIV Vulnerability Among Middle Aged and Older Adults

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 204–212. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.023 Highlights South Africa will soon have the world’s largest population of people aging with HIV. We conduct a mixed methods study examining HIV risk and protective factors among adults over 40. ...

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HIV self-testing: A cost-saving approach?

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

Assessment of the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of self-testing for HIV in low-income countries. Cambiano V, Ford D, Mabugu T, Napierala Mavedzenge S, Miners A, Mugurungi O, Nakagawa F, Revill P, Phillips A. J Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 15;212(4):570-7. doi: ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions (MSMIT)

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

This document is a tool containing practical advice on implementing HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programmes with men who have sex with men. It is based on recommendations contained within the Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care ...

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Report Special Session Share-Net at AIDS IMPACT – Step it up: Making HIV & SRHR Integration a Reality

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 6:27 am

Share-Net organised the Thematic (Expert) Meeting Step it up: Making HIV & SRHR Integration a Reality. This thematic meeting is a Satellite Session at the AIDS IMPACT Conference in Amsterdam at 30 July 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. Linking HIV and sexual and ...

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Promoting Female Condom Use Among Female University Students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Results of a Randomized Behavioral Trial

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

This study compared the efficacy of two approaches for promoting the use of female condoms. Female students at a South African university were randomized to either a single group session featuring information on female condoms (control, n = 149), or ...

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Defeating AIDS— Advancing Global Health

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:19 am

The United Nations Joint Commission on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)–Lancet Commission is a multi-stakeholder entity established in May 2013 to investigate how the AIDS response could evolve in a new era of sustainable development. In this report, the Commission makes the following ...

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Monitoring of HIV treatment in seven countries in the WHO Region of the Americas

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

Objective To determine the prevalence of adequate monitoring and the costs of measuring CD4+ T-lymphocytes (CD4+ cell) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral load in people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in seven countries in the WHO Region of the Americas. ...

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Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider as they develop this key foundation of the new Agenda’s ...

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – Briefing Paper

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 6:40 am

This briefing paper provides an overview of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people planning, commissioning or providing HIV prevention activities. Author: Roger Pebody

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