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Meet Young People on Their Own Terms and Don’t Judge Their Sex Lives, Experts Agree

Nonjudgmental services and innovative ways to talk to youth about sex should be at the core of any sexual health plan.

Ivana Beesham

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

Not Surprisingly, PopART Study Showed Community-Based Services Reduce HIV Incidence Img

Not Surprisingly, PopART Study Showed Community-Based Services Reduce HIV Incidence

"We don't need to spend another $140 million to find out how to retain people in care," activist David Barr writes. "We need to invest in the kinds of services people need so that they can use treatment easily and effectively."

Increased Risk of ART Failure After Low-Level Viraemia in a Large South African Cohort Img

Increased Risk of ART Failure After Low-Level Viraemia in a Large South African Cohort

Viral load cut-off as defined by WHO guidelines fails to identify a significant number of HIV positive people at risk for virological failure, according to findings from South Africa presented at the 11th INTEREST workshop.

Pre-ART Drug Resistance in Rural South Africa but Limited Clinical Impact With Good Adherence Img

Pre-ART Drug Resistance in Rural South Africa but Limited Clinical Impact With Good Adherence

The prevalence of transmitted drug resistance is above the WHO threshold of 5% in this study conducted in rural South Africa.

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll Img

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll

South Africa has launched the world's largest national screening program to detect cryptococcal meningitis -- an AIDS-defining infection -- sooner than it would have been picked up in the past.

Test and Treat Did Not Impact Transmission Rates in South African Study Img

Test and Treat Did Not Impact Transmission Rates in South African Study

On behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke with François Dabis, M.D., Ph.D., about a study presented at this year's International AIDS Conference on the impact of the "test and treat" strategy on HIV transmission rates.

Community ART Groups Support Adherence in South Africa Img

Community ART Groups Support Adherence in South Africa

Fred Schaich spoke with Musa Ndlovu at the International AIDS Conference about a South African community involvement program for HIV treatment.

How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission Img

How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission

Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They a...