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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.

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Hormonal Contraception Does Not Increase HIV Risk, Study Finds

No meaningful difference was found in either injectable or implant birth control when compared to an IUD.

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This Week in HIV Research: Our High Tally of Glucose Disorders

Long-term glucose disorders; anal vs. cervical HPV; PrEP adherence among U.S. veterans; economic incentives to spur HIV testing.

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This Week in HIV Research: When Prioritizing Treatment, Look Beyond CD4

Gauging treatment priority when CD4 count is high; the effect of hepatitis C coinfection on response to HIV treatment; HIV, aging and comorbidity in Africa; PrEP and drug-resistant gonorrhea.

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Zambia, Zimbabwe Address TB/HIV Co-Infection

The Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog outlines efforts to fight TB/HIV co-infection in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Zambia, a partnership among the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia with funding from PEPFAR and Zambia'...

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Harare, Zimbabwe, Maternity Clinics Reportedly Conducting Compulsory HIV/AIDS Tests on Pregnant Women

"In a move that is likely to raise the ire of HIV/AIDS activists, maternity clinics in \Harare] are conducting compulsory HIV/AIDS tests on pregnant women before they can register for delivery," the [Zimbabwean reports, adding, "Scores of pregnant w...

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Study Examines Reasons for Zimbabwe's HIV Prevalence Decline

Reuters reports that an article published in PLoS Medicine "said Zimbabwe's [HIV] epidemic was one of the biggest in the world until the [prevalence of people] infected with HIV almost halved, from 29 percent of the population in 1997 to 16 perce...

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Zimbabwe's HIV Rate Falls: Government

Zimbabwe's estimated HIV infection rate has dropped to 13.7 percent in people ages 15-49, down from 14.1 percent last year, said Health Minister Henry Madzorera. However, concerted efforts are needed to push the rate down further, he said. "We have t...

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Global Fund Awards $37.9 Million to Zimbabwe

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday awarded Zimbabwe $37.9 million to help fight the three diseases, "and in an unusual move handed the money directly to the new unity government," the Associated Press reports. "Other do...

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AIDS Prevention Trial in Zimbabwe Targets Women

The US-funded Microbicide Trials Network is about to launch an AIDS prevention trial in Zimbabwe that will evaluate a microbicide and oral tablets in a single study.

The goal of the research is to determine whether certain antiretrovirals can be use...