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Women in HIV serodiscordant relationships less likely to take PrEP consistently if they experience intimate partner violence

BOSTON, 30 June 2016 (aidsmap) - Experiencing intimate partner violence is associated with an increased risk of poor adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women in serodiscorant relationships in sub-Saharan Africa, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Overall, 16% of women experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) and this increased the risk of suboptimal adherence to PrEP by 50%, when measured by either pill count or plasma tenofovir concentrations.

New effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission Studies investigate best practices to ease HIV disease burden in Sub-Saharan Africa

FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, 30 June 2016 (sciencedaily) - An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. In implementation science, scientists study how to integrate research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine care and services

Shape-changing enzyme suggests how small doses of anti-HIV drug might treat Alzheimer's

NIST, 28 June 2016 (sciencedaily) - Molecular roadmap provides key evidence supporting proposal to launch clinical trials of efavirenz as an Alzheimer's treatment


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ART use averting huge numbers of opportunistic infections among children living with HIV in lower-income countries

BOSTON, 27 June 2016 (aidsmap) - There has been a decrease in cases of many opportunistic infections (OIs) among children living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART), a meta-analysis published in the June 15th edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. Investigators estimated that use of ART is averting over 161,000 opportunistic infections each year, saving $17 million per annum.

Africa: EAC Has 10 Percent of New HIV Cases - Report

ARUSHA, 28 June 2016 (allAfrica)  - The East African region has 10 per cent of all new HIV infections globally, according to the 2014 UNAIDS report.

SAfAIDS Young4Real…Her Journey to Success

Princess Sibanda is one of the SAfAIDS Brand Ambassadors under the Young4Real Programme. She had the opportunity to interact with young people from the Provinces that SAfAIDS implements the Young4Real Programme, which works to equip young people with skills that will enable them to embrace their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights with responsibility.

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