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  • The message is simple to understand. An undetectable viral load in people living with HIV equals an untransmissible virus. The success of this concept, however, depends on strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART).

    November 24, 2020
    Spotlight
  • The news last week and again this week that at least two highly effective vaccines may be on the horizon is a welcome respite from the devastating impact of COVID-19 on global health. In under a year, SARS-CoV-2 has already caused more than 56 million infections and 1.3 million deaths.

    November 19, 2020
    General
    Devex
  • Six shots a year of an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can protect women from contracting HIV, new research shows. Activists say although the jab won’t be available immediately, countries need to start doing the planning—and the math—to introduce the bimonthly injection now.

    November 16, 2020
    Mail & Guardian
  • Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every two months worked better than daily pills to help keep women from catching HIV from an infected sex partner.

    November 9, 2020
    Washington Post
  • Even if a jab is shown to work, there won’t be enough doses for everyone. Countries such as South Africa would need to make tough decisions about who it would give the vaccine to — and more importantly how to create a system to get it to them.

    October 14, 2020
    General
    Bhekisisa
  • Experts have called on the federal government and other stakeholders to invest more in efforts to prevent HIV infection human immunodeficiency virus, HIV prevention interventions while advocating for supportive policy and programmes.

    October 13, 2020
    Vanguard
  • A coalition of NGOS on Monday urged the Federal Government to utilise diverse popular culture (pop culture) as avenues to create awareness and sensitise youths on HIV/AIDS prevention. The NGOs made the call during an online discussion on the role of media in HIV prevention advocacy’’, organised by the AVAC in collaboration with Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria (JAAIDS).

    October 6, 2020
    The Guardian Nigeria
  • COVID-19 has devastated communities and health systems around the world — but it has also created an historic global effort leading to the unprecedented development of more than 165 potential vaccines against COVID-19. Equally impressive innovations are speeding vaccine testing within a rigorous scientific framework, while manufacturing and transportation capacity are being scaled up to distribute millions of doses of future COVID vaccines to those who need them most.

    September 30, 2020
    General
    POZ
  • COVID-19 has devastated communities and health systems around the world – but it has also created an historic global effort leading to the unprecedented development of more than 165 potential vaccines against COVID-19. Equally impressive innovations are speeding vaccine testing within a rigorous scientific framework, while manufacturing and transportation capacity are being scaled up to distribute millions of doses of future COVID vaccines to those who need them most.

    September 24, 2020
    General
    Science Speaks
  • Standardized metrics and data collection aid meaningful comparisons of optimal community engagement methods for trial enrollment. Internet strategies had better success in the Americas/Switzerland than in sub-Saharan African countries. Data are essential in outreach staff efforts to improve screening-to-enrollment ratios.

    September 17, 2020
    General
    PLOS One

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