Nov. 20, 2019: Adherence required to maintain suppression; the accuracy of Framingham scores in assessing cardiovascular risk; long-term success rates for kidney transplants; integration of hypertension services with HIV care.
Nonjudgmental services and innovative ways to talk to youth about sex should be at the core of any sexual health plan.
The ECHO trial faces backlash and criticism.
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.
"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."
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.
The prevalence of transmitted drug resistance is above the WHO threshold of 5% in this study conducted in rural South Africa.
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.
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.
Fred Schaich spoke with Musa Ndlovu at the International AIDS Conference about a South African community involvement program for HIV treatment.