Category Archives: Research and Development

HPTN researchers: Don’t forget family planning in HIV prevention

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With pregnant women facing higher chances of acquiring HIV and greater dangers of life-threatening complications as a result of HIV, in addition to risks of passing the virus to their children, some of the most ambitious and promising developments in HIV prevention will be those that allow women to protect themselves both from the virus and from unplanned pregnancies, researchers at the HPTN annual meeting said.

HPTN Annual Meeting: Is “PopART” research, or just good health practice?

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It sounds obvious, urgent, and ambitious: Make HIV counseling and testing as well as links to subsequent care and prevention services universally available, and watch the numbers of new infections drop steeply.

Increasingly, Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said Monday, it also sounds practical.

HPTN Annual Meeting: The story of Project Accept one of both process and results

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The HIV Prevention Trials Network is holding its annual meeting in Washington, DC this week, and Science Speaks is there, covering Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. As Tom Coates was getting ready to discuss the results of Project Accept, a 10-year study of the impact of community involvement HIV efforts on community-wide HIV incidence, he […]

HPTN Annual Meeting: “One thing begets another . . .” from questions, to discoveries, to policy

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The HIV Prevention Trials Network is holding its annual meeting in Washington, DC this week, and Science Speaks is there, covering Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Can community involvement in HIV testing make an impact on the stigma that has clung to the disease and hindered treatment? Can paying teenage girls to stay in school […]