Next week, 6,000 HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.
Swaziland has dramatically reduced the number of new HIV infections while simultaneously getting a substantial portion of the HIV-positive population on treatment.
Health department representatives from Amsterdam, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco and São Paulo gathered at the 2017 International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris to share their lessons learned and challenges in preventing new HIV infections....
UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé pronounced Vancouver the place "where the era of treatment began." In 1996, the 11th International AIDS Conference in that city emphasized the effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), whic...
Francois Venter, deputy executive director of the Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand works mostly in South Africa, the "epicenter of the HIV epidemic," as he put it. Traditional health care approaches ofte...
Implementation of community-based "adherence clubs" in South Africa, helped 94% of approximately 2,000 people with HIV to be retained in care, and 98% to be virally suppressed after a year.
Cash Incentive Studies Show Value of School, Financial Support, But More Needed to Protect Young People From HIV
Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates, while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.
Speaking on the opening evening of IAS 2015, Julio Montaner, M.D., and Michel Sidibe made passionate calls for universal access to HIV treatment and the rapid global expansion of the use of HIV treatment as a prevention method.
"Medical evidence is clear: All people living with HIV must have access to antiretroviral treatment upon diagnosis. Barriers to access in law, policy, and bias must be confronted and dismantled," declares the Vancouver Consensus.
WHO releases 2015 Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Services with five Cs: consent, confidentiality, counselling, correct results and connection.