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6 SEPTEMBER 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 34

Media Coverage

  • Expanding antiretroviral treatment to cover all people with HIV and reaching the second and third of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets have resulted in big falls in the proportion of people in France diagnosed with primary or recent HIV infection, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    September 6, 2019
    aidsmap
  • First there were the drugs that could knock back HIV to undetectable levels, and the virus was no longer synonymous with a death sentence. Then came a treatment that allowed people who were HIV-negative to remain that way, even if their partners weren’t. But to truly defeat the virus that causes AIDS, doctors need a vaccine. And after decades of dead ends and dashed hopes, they may finally be on the verge of having one.

    September 6, 2019
    Los Angeles Times
  • To end the HIV epidemic in the United States, it is going to take more than the ear of the president, the science to back it up, or even the purse strings of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Community needs to be involved in almost anything that involves them; we learned that from the very early years of trying to do clinical trials," Fauci told Medscape Medical News.

    September 5, 2019
    General
    Medscape
  • Namibia has gone beyond achieving the HIV fast-track targets of UNAIDS by ensuring more than 90 percent of people living with HIV know their status and are on treatment while their viral load is suppressed.

    September 5, 2019
    General
    New Era Live
  • It’s obvious that men’s practices and behaviour are central to women’s vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against HIV has been on interventions involving work with men and boys to “transform masculinities” specifically on forms of masculinity that reinforce men’s power over women as a way to reduce HIV transmission.

    September 5, 2019
    General
    Bhekisisa
  • Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan talks to HIV scientist Salim-Abdool Karim about his research on risky relationships of young women and older men.

    September 5, 2019
    Daily Maverick
  • Diagnoses of HIV in England have fallen to their lowest level in almost two decades. However, Public Health England (PHE) said challenges around the virus remain, with figures showing that almost half the people newly diagnosed last year were at a late stage of infection, increasing their risk of death.

    September 3, 2019
    The Guardian
  • Scientists in Spain have discovered that people with a rare genetic anomaly are resistant to HIV infection, a finding which could lead to new treatments for the virus.

    September 3, 2019
    General
    Pink News
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its latest revision of guidelines on contraceptive use, indicated that women can use any form of reversible contraception without an increased risk of HIV infection. These include progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs).

    September 2, 2019
    Standard Digital
  • There has been a drop in the number of men opting for safe male circumcision- SMC over the past three years. Information from Uganda AIDS Commission shows that 703,997 men were circumcised in the last 2018/2019 financial year compared to 747,244 in 2017/2018. In 2017, the same trend was recorded with 800,000 men being circumcised compared to 1 million in 2016.

    September 2, 2019
    Independent
  • Despite huge advancements in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in recent decades, an effective vaccine remains elusive – and is desperately needed to end the global pandemic that kills more than 700,000 people each year.

    August 29, 2019
    SciDevNet

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