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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A comparative analysis of national HIV policies in six African countries with generalized epidemics

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:27 am

Objective To compare national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) policies influencing access to HIV testing and treatment services in six sub-Saharan African countries. Methods We reviewed HIV policies as part of a multi-country study on adult mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A ...

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UNAIDS, Lancet: Take accelerated action on HIV treatment access, research and development, and address epidemic drivers, or risk rebound

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

An international commission of scientists and others involved in and affected by responses to the global HIV pandemic released findings from a two-year examination of what isn’t happening, but must, to end the worldwide public health threat of AIDS, with ...

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HIV and sexuality curricula programmes that address gender or power are five times more effective than those that do not

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:14 am

Context: Curriculum-based sexuality and HIV education is a mainstay of interventions to prevent STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancy among young people. Evidence links traditional gender norms, unequal power in sexual relationships and intimate partner violence with negative sexual and reproductive health ...

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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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