Communities Deliver

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

This comprehensive report draws on multiple sources that document the many ways in which communities are advancing the response to AIDS, and the evidence for the effectiveness of these responses. To reach the Fast-Track targets to end the AIDS epidemic ...

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Strengthening Community Systems for HIV Treatment Scale-up. A case study on MaxART community. interventions in Swaziland.

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

This case study describes and analyses the results of the Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) interventions and activities of the Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV Infections (MaxART) programme between mid 2011 and mid 2014 in Swaziland. It ...

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Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

This early-release guideline makes available two key recommendations that were developed during the revision process in 2015. First, antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be initiated in everyone living with HIV at any CD4 cell count. Second, the use of daily oral ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV 101 workshop guide

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

A guide to facilitating a workshop on linking up HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights with young key populations. The key focus of the Link Up project is to make a significant contribution to the integration of vital ...

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How reliable are self-reports of HIV status disclosure? Evidence from couples in Malawi

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 144, November 2015, Pages 28–37. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.007 Highlights Self-reported HIV disclosure and a partner’s confirmatory account are often discrepant. Confirmatory reports of a partner’s disclosure may improve the reliability of self-reports. Confirmatory reports of a partner’s disclosure predict ...

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Attitudes of Violence and Risk for HIV: Impact on Women’s Health in Malawi

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 659-673 Abstract This study was designed to investigate the pathways that lead to HIV exposure, based on Malawi Demographic Health Survey data (2010). It examines the factors that correlate to gender violence in Malawi, ...

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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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