Category Archives: Research and Development

IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

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VANCOUVER, Canada –  Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents  in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates  while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus. Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV incidence […]

CROI 2014: With HIV treatment lag for men, life expectancy gender gap widens

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BOSTON, MASS. – When antiretroviral treatment finally came to rural South Africa, it led to one of the fastest life expectancy recoveries in public health history. But men did not benefit equally, according to data presented Thursday by Till Barnighausen from the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and the Harvard School of Public […]

The latest in tuberculosis diagnostics

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Steve Lawn, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, began his talk on diagnostics for HIV associated tuberculosis (TB) by reminding the audience of the enormous burden of TB in his country where one percent of the population develops TB disease each year. He gave his presentation to an audience at the 49th […]