Highlights

Global Fund Team Joins Kenyans in Launching the HIV Situation Room

The Global Fund team was part of the launch of The Kenya's HIV Situation Room presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.... Read More

Source: http://www.iamicw.org/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=View&Data=KvDwViENK3o0v1TyIFG3RQ%3d%3d

Faces of an HIV/AIDS Free Generation for Eastern and Southern Africa 2015

I found out that I was HIV-positive in 2002 after having contracted tuberculosis. That is when I began taking my... Read More

Source:http://www.unaids.org

Efficacy of Ebola Vaccine

A recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein... Read More

Source:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61117-5

Open-Label PrEP in Botswana: Very High Adherence and No HIV Infections Seen

A study of open-label Truvada HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Botswana among heterosexual people found very... Read More

Source:http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2989600/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

Facts

In 2013, 2.1 million adolescents between ages 10 –19 were living with HIV globally, with 83% from sub-Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS 2014 Report
80% of people living with HIV in Nigeria do not have access to treatment.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Worldwide, an estimated 2.1 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2013, down from 3.4 million
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Globally, an estimated 1.5 million people died from AIDS-related causes in 2013
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 360,000 deaths occurred due to Tuberculosis.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
An estimated 24.7 million People were living with HIV in sub-Saharan in 2013.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
1.5million new HIV infections estimated in 2013, were in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, there was an estimated 37% treatment coverage of people living with HIV in sub Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 35 million people were living with HIV worldwide
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
More than 75% of all estimated HIV incident tuberculosis cases live in just 10 countries, nine of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Gap Report
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ART

Bone Loss slows, but continues Long-Term in HIV-Positive People on Antiretroviral Therapy

People with HIV experienced a decrease in bone density at the hip and spine during their first two years after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). While bone loss slowed after 96 weeks, it continued to decline more rapidly...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Bone-loss-slows-but-continues-long-term-in-HIVpositive-people-on-antiretroviral-therapy/page/2997450/

Care and Treatment

Third of People with HIV Who Use Drugs Intentionally Miss Doses of HIV Treatment when Planning to Use Drugs

Beliefs about possible toxic interactions between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and illicit drugs are causing large numbers of people living with HIV who use drugs to intentionally miss doses of their HIV treatment when planning drug use...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Third-of-people-with-HIV-who-use-drugs-intentionally-miss-doses-of-HIV-treatment-when-planning-to-use-drugs/page/2990057/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=hiv-update&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Medical Aspects

Management of Buruli Ulcer-HIV Coinfection

imageAreas of Africa endemic for Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, also have a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with adult prevalence rates between 1% and 5%. However, there is a lack of information on the prevalence of BU–HIV coinfection. Further study is needed to clarify this association and enhance knowledge about the prevalence of BU–HIV...

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Source: http://www.who.int

Prevention

Longer Secondary Education Protects Against HIV Infection, Botswana Study Shows

Every additional year of schooling among young people in Botswana was associated with an 8% reduction in the risk of HIV infection in the years between 2004 and 2008, according to a study published last week inmLancet Global Health. The study provides further strong evidence that improving retention in education protects against HIV infection, especially for girls, say the authors....

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Longer-secondary-education-protects-against-HIVinfection-Botswana-study-shows/page/2981366/

Prevention

PROUD PrEP Study Results Published

The results of the PROUD study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using daily tenofovir + emtricitabine (Truvada) have now been published in The Lancet scientific journal. PROUD, along with the other European randomised study of PrEP, Ipergay, demonstrated considerably higher levels of effectiveness of PrEP in preventing HIV infections than any previous study...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/PROUD-PrEP-study-results-published/page/2998033/

Reproductive Health

Low Rates of Engagement with HIV Care Among Women who have Recently given Birth in Cape Town Townships

Only half of HIV-positive mothers in townships near Cape Town, South Africa, who received antenatal care and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) 36 months after giving birth, investigators report in the online edition ofAIDS. The study involved 324 HIV-positive women...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Low-rates-of-engagement-with-HIV-care-amongwomen-who-have-recently-given-birth-in-Cape-Town townships/page/2992319/?utm_source=NAMEmail-Promotion&utm_medium=hiv-update&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Reproductive Health

HIV Positive Postpartum Women Who are Rapidly Rengage with HIV Care More Likely to Have Viral Suppression in Longer Term

HIV-positive women who have recently given birth have low rates of engagement with HIV care, investigators from the US report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. A retrospective analysis of 561 HIV-positive postpartum women in Philadelphia showed that only 38% engaged with HIV care in the three months after delivery. Rates of retention in care and viral suppression after...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-positive-postpartum-women-who-rapidly-reengage-with-HIV-care-more-likely-to-have-viral-suppression-in-longerterm/page/2992365/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=hivupdate&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Ethics and Human Rights

Giving People Information about HIV Treatment as Prevention Lessens Stigma and Increases Testing Rates

imageA large randomised trial of communities in rural Malawi shows that a single community meeting providing information on how antiretroviral therapy makes people less infectious can have a significant impact both on HIV stigma and HIV testing. The results were presented to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)in Vancouver this week...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2987768/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news