Highlights

AIDS the Biggest Killer of Teens and Young Adults

Report cites unsafe sex as the fastest-growing risk factor for poor health among those aged between 10 and 24 years... Read More

Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/HIV-is-leading-killer-of-youth-aged-10-to-24/-/1056/3198338/-/jfjkehz/-/index.html

An HIV Risk Score designed for Women

Globally, 16 million women live with HIV, accounting for 50% of the HIV-infected adult population, this proportion... Read More

Source: http://africa-health.com/hiv/an-hiv-risk-score-designed-for-women/

South Africa to Adopt WHO’s ‘test and reat’ HIV Guidelines

SA WILL adopt the World Health Organisation’s new "test and treat" guidelines for HIV patients in September... Read More

Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/health/2016/05/10/SA-to-adopt-WHO%E2%80%99s%E2%80%98test-and-treat%E2%80%99-HIV-guidelines

Travelling with HIV Medications – Time Zone Changes

If you are taking a long flight and travelling across time zones, this will have implications for the time you take your medication... Read More

Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3048737/

Facts

In 2014, an estimated 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV
UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 25.8 million people were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa In 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 1.2 million people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide in 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Worldwide, an estimated 2 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2014, down from 3.1 million in
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 66% of the global total of new HIV infections.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimate of 790 000 people died of AIDS-related causes in 2014.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
The number of AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa fell by 48%, Between 2004 and 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
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In this issue of our newsletter, we share resources on various health issues related to HIV. Some of them include Hepatitis, Hypertension and Tuberculosis; all in people living with HIV.

Prevention

Australia Adopts Ambitious Plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

image Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim of ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV in the gay community by 2020...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Australia-adopts-ambitious-plan-to-use-PrEP-to-virtually-eliminate-HIV-by-2020/page/3073611/

Prevention

South Africa has Driven Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Down to 4%

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV at population level was just over 4% at 18 months follow-up in South Africa, Ameena Goga, presenting on behalf of the South African prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) Evaluation Group, told participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban on Tuesday....

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/South-Africa-has-driven-mother-to-child-HIV-transmission-down-to-4/page/3073056/

Prevention

PrEP can further reduce the Risk of HIV Infection after a Partner Starts Treatment

image Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can serve as a 'bridge' to provide further protection against HIV infection, researchers reported yesterday at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/PrEP-can-further-reduce-the-risk-of-HIV-infection-after-a-partner-starts-treatment/page/3073108/

Prevention

PrEP Researchers Now Focusing on the Best Ways to get PrEP to People Who Need it

image Speaking to a meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) yesterday, ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society, reminded delegates that the last time the conference was held in Durban, South Africa, in the year 2000, the event was notable for drawing attention to the enormous gap in access to HIV treatment...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/PrEP-researchers-now-focusing-on-the-best-ways-to-get-PrEP-to-people-who-need-it/page/3071679/

Prevention

PrEP Rollout Recipients in France top 1000: full Trial Results Report 97% Effectiveness

image Up to July 2016, 1077 people, 96.4% of them gay men, have started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through the public healthcare system in France, Jean-Michel Molina, principal investigator of the Ipergay trial, told delegates at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). Ninety clinics now offer PrEP assessment and prescription and 273 doctors have been accredited as PrEP physicians....

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/PrEP-rollout-recipients-in-France-top-1000-full-trial-results-report-97-effectiveness/page/3075552/

Treatment

New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020

image A new strategy to end paediatric AIDS launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday calls for antiretroviral treatment services to reach 1.6 million children and 1.2 million adolescents by 2018. The Super-Fast Track strategy is intended to close the gap between adult and paediatric treatment access, says UNAIDS, and will pull together the actions of numerous agencies...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/New-strategy-aims-to-end-AIDS-in-children-by-2020/page/3072415/

Treatment

SEARCH Study Exceeds 90-90-90 Targets after 2 years of 'test and treat' for HIV in Rural East Africa

image A large study that embeds 'test and treat' for HIV within a larger multi-disease prevention campaign in rural Kenya and Uganda has achieved 82% viral suppression after two years, and already exceeded UNAIDS targets for viral suppression after one year of activity, investigators from the SEARCH study reported today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa....

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/SEARCH-study-exceeds-90-90-90-targets-after-2-years-of-test-and-treat-for-HIV-in-rural-East-Africa/page/3073046/

Treatment

Progress Towards 90-90-90 Targets is Promising, but Funding is the Critical Step, says UNAIDS Leader

image The 90-90-90 targets for testing, treatment and viral suppression are achievable by 2020 in many high-burden countries, but donor retreat is now the biggest threat to widespread success, delegates at the UN 90-90-90 Target Workshop ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)in Durban agreed yesterday...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Progress-towards-90-90-90-targets-is-promising-but-funding-is-the-critical-step-says-UNAIDS-leader/page/3071870/

Treatment

Progress towards 90-90-90 Targets in Southern Africa: Find the Men!

image Studies of treatment cascade performance in South Africa and Namibia show large variations between districts and highlight the need for up-to-date information on performance to guide programming, advocacy and funding, according to presentations at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Progress-towards-90-90-90-targets-in-southern-Africa-find-the-men/page/3072490/

Treatment

Young Women Treated in very Early HIV Infection stay HIV Negative and Preserve Immune Function

image A group of young South African women who were diagnosed in very early infection and immediately given antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserved their CD4 counts and the function of cells that HIV normally disrupts. And the majority of them never seroconverted, staying HIV negative despite having evidence of low levels of HIV infection in cells....

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Young-women-treated-in-very-early-HIV-infection-stay-HIV-negative-and-preserve-immune-function/page/3071827/

Treatment

HIV Treatment Programmes need to Prepare for the 'youth bulge', South African Experience Shows

image Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin a transition from child health services to adult clinics, Dr Mhairi Maskew of University of Witwatersrand told participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban on Tuesday...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-treatment-programmes-need-to-prepare-for-the-youth-bulge-South-African-experience-shows/page/3072247/