1 August 2014, 8:30 am
A couples-based risk reduction intervention reduced hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence and levels of sexual risk taking among drug-involved couples, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study was conducted in Kazakhstan, which has one of the fasted growing HIV epidemics in the world and a high


31 July 2014, 8:50 am
Self-testing has the potential to boost HIV diagnosis rates among high-risk and hard-to-reach men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, according to a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. A web survey showed that a fifth of men had self-tested for HIV and that self-testing


30 July 2014, 4:40 pm
Although Malawi’s policy of offering lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) to women living with HIV who are pregnant or breastfeeding resulted in a sevenfold increase in women receiving ART in 15 months, implementers are concerned by high rates of loss to follow-up, researchers reported at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne last


30 July 2014, 11:10 am
Two presentations given at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, provide significant evidence that harm reduction programmes successfully prevent HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID). Other barriers remain, however, to keeping these programmes in place in the long term, and to ensuring that sexual as well as injecting


30 July 2014, 10:30 am
Presentations given at a session considering HIV prevention strategies among female sex workers, which took place July 24, 2014 at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, show that while consistent condom use is generally high among female sex workers (FSW), other barriers remain to effective prevention of HIV transmission and to care for


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