Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

For HIV patients fewer clinic visits means better treatment retention, Zambia study finds

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Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months, a study in Zambia has shown. The study, the results of which are published today in Clinical […]

Researchers track spread of HIV among migrants in Athens to inform, improve prevention and treatment services

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When Athens saw HIV incidence begin to climb steeply in 2011, a familiar pattern emerged — the rate of new infections among migrants was disproportionate, and migrants were also likelier to be diagnosed later. To researchers who had tracked HIV impacts among migrants across Europe, this wasn’t surprising, authors of a report in Clinical Infectious […]

Could GeneXpert viral load test represent a potential win-win for the TB and HIV responses?

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Researchers comparing measures in India study say yes The breakthrough represented by the development and WHO approval in 2010 of the GeneXpert rapid test to detect tuberculosis and TB drug resistantance still stands alone among innovative diagnostic advances against the disease, researchers from McGill University writing to The Lancet Global Health journal have noted. But […]

Test and start policy doubles numbers initiating treatment at PEPFAR Lesotho sites

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MMWR reports preliminary results of Lesotho’s adoption of WHO universal treatment guidelines The first country in sub-Saharan Africa to adopt World Health Organization guidelines recommending all people with HIV have immediate access to the antiretroviral medicine that prevents illness and transmission saw the average number of patients starting treatment of the virus increase by nearly […]