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13 APRIL 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 15

Media Coverage

  • Many of the patients, doing well as a result of the ART, somewhere along the line, would stop taking the drugs, to seek permanent cure from the 'herbalist-turned-pastors'….Ms. Asante said the Regional AIDS Committee was deeply worried about the rate infected persons were defaulting and new infections, it had been seeing in spite of the gains made. She noted that 'the prayer camps' activities if not halted will derail efforts at achieving the 90-90-90.

    April 13, 2018
    Modern Ghana
  • Authorities in Dowa have pointed out long distances to hospital as a key challenge to efforts aimed at preventing mother to child HIV transmission.

    April 13, 2018
    General
    Malawi24
  • The UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released statements categorically rejecting recent media reports suggesting that a new, infectious and untreatable strain of HIV has been discovered in the Philippines.

    April 12, 2018
    Asian Scientist
  • The results showed virtually no difference in virological suppression between the 2 groups—90% of 253 participants in the TAF/FTC group achieved virological suppression by week 48, compared with 93% of 248 in the ABC/3TC group. There also was almost no difference between the groups regarding changes in hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density.

    April 12, 2018
    Contagion Live
  • A large proportion of hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced the failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    April 12, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Checking for HIV couldn’t be easier with home-testing and home-sampling kits that are easily available, quick and accurate.

    April 12, 2018
    General
    PinkNews
  • A draft bill allowing HIV-positive people to donate organs to HIV-positive patients in need passed a preliminary review by a legislative committee in Taiwan on Thursday, a move that could save lives.

    April 12, 2018
    General
    Focus Taiwan
  • Harm-reduction advocates are likely going to have to wait another year to legalize syringe- and needle-exchange programs, legislators say. One UI medical student has her sights set on expanding services.

    April 12, 2018
    General
    Daily Iowan
  • The Global Fund will fund Myanmar through UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with 247.89 million dollars to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria between 2018 to 2020, Myanmar News Agency reported, on Thursday.

    April 12, 2018
    General
    The Sun
  • New York state is committed to ending the epidemic in all populations. Cisgender and transgender women and girls are among the key populations that are at risk and most affected by contextual factors and health disparities.

    April 12, 2018
    The Body
  • For years, HIV-positive individuals were prohibited from donating their organs after death. However, due to recent changes in federal and state law, Duke recently performed its first HIV-positive organ transplant.

    April 11, 2018
    General
    The Chronicle
  • Researchers recommend dolutegravir (DTG)‐based antiretrovirals should become the first option for HIV treatment in India, following a study into DTG’s cost-effectiveness.

    April 11, 2018
    Avert
  • South Florida's housing crunch and high HIV rates threaten disaster for its transgender population….In Miami-Dade County, where it's hard for anyone to find affordable housing, the need is urgent if you have HIV or AIDS. Those who study the connection say housing insecurity contributes to poor health outcomes for this population because it intensifies stress and interferes with their life-preserving medical regimen.

    April 11, 2018
    US News & World Report
  • Today, National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, is a time to reflect on how we can ensure young people have the knowledge to prevent the spread of HIV, and to receive proper testing and treatment if they receive a positive diagnosis. In Charlotte, one of the best possible strategies to achieve this goal is to reach out to youth where many of them already are – on college campuses.

    April 11, 2018
    The Charlotte Post
  • A vaccine developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to prevent infection by HIV, the virus linked to AIDS, is about to undergo Phase I clinical trial testing at four sites around the country.

    April 11, 2018
    Telegram
  • A big part of Washington, D.C.'s plan to get its HIV rate down is to get more uninfected people on PrEP, a two-medicine combination pill that's also sold under the brand name Truvada….To cut new infections in half by 2020, DC health officials estimate it will need to more than quadruple the number of people in the District who are on PrEP.

    April 10, 2018
    NPR
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the largest populations affected by HIV/AIDS is young people between the ages of 13 and 24. And today, April 10, is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The observance seeks to shed light on young people who are most at risk and talk about resources that are available for prevention and treatment.

    April 10, 2018
    Teen Vogue
  • For the first time, people living with HIV have near normal life expectancies. Advancing therapies have resulted in more women living with HIV (WLHIV) who experience menopause. Unfortunately, many WLHIV fall into a knowledge gap: HIV practitioners lack experience in menopause management, while general practitioners’ have little HIV experience.

    April 9, 2018
    Pharmacy Times
  • Women's HIV is not being treated early enough, the Terence Higgins Trust has said, as it warns that campaigns are too focused on gay men.

    April 9, 2018
    General
    The Telegraph
  • Apple Inc. announced new versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red….The new color scheme is part of the “PRODUCT(RED)” initiative, a program that gives a percentage of sales to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS.

    April 9, 2018
    General
    TIME
  • International AIDS Society (IAS) has selected a 20 year old Tanaka Chirombo as a Global Youth Champion on HIV and AIDS to promote youth friendly HIV and AIDS service delivery in the country.

    April 7, 2018
    General
    Nyasa Times
  • Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.

    April 4, 2018
    General
    Bhekisisa

Published Research

Announcements

  • HIVR4P is dedicated to ensuring the participation of researchers, community activists, and civil society representatives, especially those from resource-limited settings and communities. The conference offers full scholarships as well as registration-only scholarships. Scholarships are highly competitive and will be awarded based on the availability of funds. Conference Scholarship applications are accepted until 23 April 2018. More information can be found here.

    April 13, 2018