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29 NOVEMBER 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 46

Media Coverage

  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will today (Wednesday, 27 November) launch a new three-in-one pill that could not only help people with HIV take control of their health faster and with fewer side effects but could avert more than 300,000 new infections in the next two decades.

    November 27, 2019
    Daily Maverick
  • New United Nations data shows that global HIV/AIDS infection rates and deaths are down and treatment is up, but new infections remain a serious challenge in certain high-risk groups.

    November 26, 2019
    VOA
  • Of the estimated 38 million people living with HIV around the world, more than half are women. Women, especially young women, are at greater risk for HIV infection than men.

    November 25, 2019
    STAT News
  • More than one-quarter of HIV-negative millennials report that they avoid hugging, talking, or being friends with someone who is HIV-positive, according to a new study from the Prevention Access Campaign and the phamaceutical company Merck.

    November 25, 2019
    General
    Advocate
  • The United Nations has set targets to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To do this the aim is to ensure that by next year, all countries will have achieved what the UN calls 90-90-90 targets. That is that 90 percent of those with HIV should know their status; 90 percent of those who know their status should be on antiretroviral treatment; and 90 percent of those on treatment should be virally suppressed (meaning the levels of the virus in their blood are undetectable).

    November 25, 2019
    The Conversation
  • Intellectual property (IP) rights actually confer negative rights as IP rights are the right to “exclude others from using or commercialising, for example, an invention protected under a patent”. There is a growing urgency for South Africa to revise its intellectual property framework in order to ensure that those seeking to access healthcare (particularly in the public health system) are not denied lifesaving medication.

    November 25, 2019
    General
    Daily Maverick
  • To be on track to meet the UNAIDS goal of eliminating AIDS by 2030, which was set 5 years ago, 90 percent of people with HIV have to be diagnosed, 90 percent of those have to be on treatment, and 90 percent of those have to achieve viral suppression by 2020. With 2020 fast approaching, the numbers are not that promising.

    November 25, 2019
    General
    Medscape
  • An analysis of focus group discussions and in-depth interviews in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe has shed further light on what may encourage and deter people from using HIV self-testing kits.

    November 25, 2019
    General
    Avert
  • When I was diagnosed with HIV while using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), I was one of only a handful in the world -- and the first while using "on demand" dosing. That means that, rather than taking PrEP daily, I took two pills before I planned to have sex, then one the day after, and another the day after that, as recommended by doctors.

    November 25, 2019
    The Body
  • New forms of treatment and PrEP and, hopefully, an at least partially effective vaccine will be key to fighting the epidemic in the 2020s.

    November 24, 2019
    POZ
  • This month, a new strain of HIV was discovered for the first time in nearly two decades, providing the global community with a more complete map of how the virus evolves.

    November 23, 2019
    General
    CNN
  • Progress reports from a number of provinces received by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) indicate that the response to HIV/AIDS needs to "move into a higher and more focused gear", Deputy President David Mabuza said on Saturday.

    November 23, 2019
    General
    IOL
  • Victory is in sight. City officials say they are on the cusp of the once unthinkable — ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as new medicines and treatment drove down the number of new cases to a 17-year-low in 2018, Health Department stats show.

    November 22, 2019
    General
    New York Post
  • Jamey Scott, RN, was meeting with a patient at the Ryan White clinic where she works in Richmond, Virginia, when he mentioned that he "douched" in preparation for sex. The word stopped her, but Scott kept moving. Her training in HIV taught her that "you can't bat an eye" when patients say things that surprise you. But she did need to know more.

    November 21, 2019
    Medscape

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