7 July 2015, 9:00 am
Every additional year of schooling among young people in Botswana was associated with an 8% reduction in the risk of HIV infection in the years between 2004 and 2008, according to a study published last week in Lancet Global Health. The study provides further strong evidence that improving retention in education protects against HIV


7 July 2015, 8:50 am
Thursday 18 June saw the final research meeting in Brussels of CHAARM (Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides), the EU-supported research consortium which for the last five and a half years has been researching and developing possible new biomedical methods of preventing HIV. With the success last year of the European PrEP trials PROUD and Ipergay


6 July 2015, 7:10 am
Roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been accompanied by an increase in the proportion of people living with HIV disclosing their status to spouses, investigators from Uganda report in the June 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The authors monitored rates of disclosure in married/co-habiting couples in periods before and after


3 July 2015, 9:20 am
Misunderstandings about serodiscordance and limited understanding of female fertility and male insemination are barriers to couples in serodiscordant partnerships in attempting to practice safer conception methods, according to a qualitative study presented by Rebecca Phofa at the 7th South African AIDS Conference in Durban last month. Safer conception preferences were largely influenced by an assessment of the effectiveness


3 July 2015, 7:10 am
Transgender women living with HIV are less likely to have excellent adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and durable viral suppression compared to other groups, investigators report in the online edition of LGBT Health. The study also revealed that many transgender women living with HIV are struggling with the basic necessities of


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