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HIV Vaccine Trial Stopped Early, but Research Into Other Approaches Continues

HVTN 702 is but one of many vaccine trials underway, researchers note.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth
Jared Baeten

What Does the HOPE Study Say About the Future of the Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention?

The results were less favorable than expected, but experts -- and women who participated in the trial -- would like to see this prevention tool approved for use.

By Sony Salzman
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Controversy Erupts Around Study on Contraception and HIV Risk

The ECHO trial faces backlash and criticism.

By Sony Salzman
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.

By Sony Salzman
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."

By David Barr
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...

By Salim Abdool Karim for The Conversation
South Africa's Approval of Oral PrEP Should Spur Rollout Img

South Africa's Approval of Oral PrEP Should Spur Rollout

The announcement of the approval of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention by South Africa's Medicines Control Council is a major step forward for the national and global responses to AIDS, and should spur other countries and global ...

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
South Africa is Rebranding Its Condom Campaign: Will It Work This Time? Img

South Africa is Rebranding Its Condom Campaign: Will It Work This Time?

Over the next three years, the South African National Department of Health plans to distribute 3 billion scented male condoms, 54 million female condoms and 60 million sachets of lubricant to 4,000 sites countrywide.

By Erica Penfold for The Conversation
Cash Incentive Studies Show Value of School, Financial Support, But More Needed to Protect Young People From HIV Img

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.

By Christine Lubinski for Science Speaks