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Advanced Illness at HIV Treatment Start Is Dropping in Some Countries Surveyed, Still Seen in a Third of New Patients
The prevalence of advanced HIV among people beginning antiretroviral treatment has declined in eight of 10 resource-constrained countries surveyed, while median immune cell counts went up.
The first study of hepatitis C incidence and injecting behavior across cities and over 25 years showed the differences in incidence reflect differences in policies to reduce the harm of injecting drug use.
Community-Based and Comprehensive, Response to HIV Among People Injecting Drugs in Athens Reversed Climb in New Cases
New rapid response of HIV care and prevention measures reached an estimated 88 percent of people injecting drugs in Athens, Greece within the year that followed the initiation of the services.
Technology that eliminates daily pill taking, and with it "pill fatigue," stigma and other barriers to adherence, has already proven its value, and is on the horizon for HIV.
The prospect of a coming explosion of teenagers, across countries that are struggling now to control the spread and impacts of HIV, is daunting.
Rural Cameroon Study Indicates Need to Double HIV Treatment Success, Monitor Outcomes in West, Central Africa to Control Epidemic
The numbers of people who are receiving antiretroviral treatment HIV in remote rural areas of west and central Africa for whom that treatment is succeeding is about half of what it needs to be.
HIV Viral Load Testing Capacities Progress, Require Global Support, Multiple Partners to Reach 90-90-90 Goals
Four of seven sub-Saharan African countries followed by researchers over the last year and a half now can track the effectiveness of HIV treatment among all patients receiving it.
The World Health Organization has released guidelines to help nations and programs use self-testing for HIV as an additional tool to increase the numbers of people who know if they are infected with the virus.
Nearly a year after the release of the World Health Organization's HIV treatment guidelines update, only three countries in sub-Saharan Africa have adopted the latest guidelines as their criteria for treatment access.
HIV-positive nurse Rosemary Namubiru's life was "taken apart" by police, prosecutors and reporters after a workplace accident when the needle she was using to inject a struggling child instead pierced her own skin.