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Giving HIV-positive people access to antiretrovirals as soon as they become infected is an important step in controlling the infection. The challenge lies in making sure people who know they are infected actually take the drugs. Author: Deenan Pillay, Director of the Africa Centre for Population Health and Professor of Virology, University of Kwazulu-natal
The 21st International Aids Conference that recently took place in Durban raised important issues on ARVs and treatment as prevention. Author: Kerry Cullinan
DURBAN, South Africa — While the world has made progress reducing the number of people who die from AIDS every year by expanding access to life-saving drug treatments, many countries are increasingly failing to prevent the spread of HIV.
The Decision Framework is aimed at supporting the implementation of differentiated models of ART delivery. It provides a background to the principles and a menu of examples. A 5-step plan to guide ART programme managers is outlined and the key “elements” to consider are described along with the “building blocks” of service delivery. The Decision Framework gives guidance on how to prioritize differentiated care to address some of the common challenges of people living with HIV in a given setting. Further iterations of the Decision Framework will be developed to support other parts of the treatment cascade, specific sub-populations and other contexts.
GENEVA – The Global Fund made a strong appeal to address human rights issues as a key component of efforts to end epidemics such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Source: Theglobalfund.org
Findings that a vaginal ring could prevent the transmission of HIV in some women elicited cheers and cautious sighs of relief in the global health community. Two separate studies of the dapivirine ring found that it cut HIV cases by 30 percent among women who used it as opposed to those using a placebo. Author: Tom Murphy
Our Southern Ethiopia Gwent Health Care Link was the first to introduce Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes in emergency surgical and obstetric training for non-doctor health officers in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia in 2000. By the end of 2005, after consultation between our organisation, THET, the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, WHO, Addis Ababa University representatives, and the British Embassy (which was at that time funding our CME programme), consensus was reached on starting a task force in the country to develop a Masters programme in emergency surgery and obstetrics. The task force involved all the then-existing five...
Focus on innovations in Africa. source: World Health Organization
The Herald: ‘No room for stigma in the fight against AIDS’ “Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 18th edition of ICASA between November 29 and December 4, 2015… Source: The Herald