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  • Unprecedented progress has happened in fight against AIDS globally, but formidable challenges remain. Are we making enough progress on HIV prevention, treatment and care, in communities and places where HIV incidence is likely to be higher?

    December 11, 2018
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  • Collaboration, combination prevention, and choice were the maxims of HIVR4P in Madrid, Oct 21–25, where over 1400 delegates gathered to discuss biomedical HIV prevention approaches.

    December 6, 2018
    Lancet HIV
  • A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a “crisis” in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic.

    December 3, 2018
  • We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.

    November 23, 2018
  • The rollout of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill that prevents infection when taken daily, is not being managed well in parts of Africa.

    November 14, 2018
    Africa Portal
  • HIV prevention research funding continued to decline in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year, driven largely by a five-year low in US public sector funding, according to a report released on Thursday at the HIV Research for Prevention conference in Madrid, Spain.

    October 27, 2018
  • The ability of the HIV virus to mutate all the time is proving to be the most outstanding stumbling block for scientists to get the much-awaited HIV cure, researcher Dr Zaza Ndhlovu, Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa has said.

    October 26, 2018
    The Observer
  • As the world all over is looking forward to a day when scientists will announce that finally there’s a permanent HIV and AIDS cure, scientists at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference-HIVR4P- in Madrid, Spain, present evidence that shows how difficult it is to get a permanent HIV cure at the moment.

    October 25, 2018
  • Many more gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) may be using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) than figures from demonstration projects and national rollouts suggest, Michelle Rodolph, technical officer for the World Health Organization, told the HIVR4P 2018 conference in Madrid in Spain.

    October 24, 2018
  • "It is not just about R&D but about R&D and D — research and development, and delivery. If you take anyone of those three letters out, we fail. Each of them is equally important."

    October 24, 2018
    Citizen News Service