by Evelinn Mikkelsen, Jan A.C. Hontelez, Justic Nonvignon et al. AIDS, 31(16):2279-2286, October 23, 2017 8 pp. 219 kB http://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2017/10230/The_costs_of_HIV_treatment _and_care_in_Ghana.13.aspx The objective of the study was to determine cost functions that describe the dynamics of costs of HIV treatment … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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The HIV response in Ukraine: Back from the Brink

http://health.bmz.de/events/In_focus/The_HIV_response_in_Ukraine/index.html Efforts to stem Ukraine’s HIV epidemic suffered a huge setback when social unrest and conflict erupted in 2013 and 2014. While it has yet to regain its former momentum, the HIV response is showing a surprising turnaround, in part … Continue reading

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Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for US$ 75 a year

Global Fund Observer Newsletter, Issue 321, 4 October 2017 16 pp. 578 kB http://www.aidspan.org/sites/default/files/gfo/321/English/GFO-Issue-321.pdf In what has been hailed as a “breakthrough” and a “game changer,” a pricing agreement between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and two generic drug … Continue reading

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AIDSImpact Conference

13 – 15 November 2017 – Cape Town, South Africa AIDSImpact is an international behavioural and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care; it attracts delegates that are new to the field as well … Continue reading

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A Decision Framework for Differentiated Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery

For children, adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women Published by International AIDS Society (IAS), July 2017 56 pp. 3.9 MB http://www.hivsharespace.net/system/files/Decision%20Framework%20for%20children %20adolescents%20and%20pregnant%20and%20breastfeeding%20women.pdf Differentiated care, or differentiated service delivery, provides a framework for innovating service delivery. Differentiated care is a client-centred … Continue reading

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90-90-90: An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), October 2014 40 pp. 962 kB http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/90-90-90_en.pdf By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive … Continue reading

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Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in primary care: a health economics modelling analysis

by Rebecca F Baggaley, Michael A Irvine, Werner Leber et al. The Lancet HIV 2017; 4: e465–74 – Published Online July 30, 2017 10 pp. 614 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanhiv/PIIS2352-3018(17)30123-6.pdf Early HIV diagnosis reduces morbidity, mortality, the probability of onward transmission, and … Continue reading

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Moving Towards a reliable HIV Incidence test: How far have we come and how far do we have to go?

by Gary Murphy and Eduard Grebe South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) Quarterly, September 14, 2017 2 pp. 146 kB http://sacemaquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Gary_moving- towards_article-3.pdf In 1998, the US CDC announced the publication of a simple laboratory technique that would … Continue reading

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Failure to absorb Global Fund money: African constituencies sound the alarm

by Andrew Green Global Fund Observer, Issue 319, 6 September 2017 Read online at: http://www.aidspan.org/node/4325 Failure to absorb all of the funds allocated or disbursed is a problem in many grants, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Delegations representing Eastern and Southern … Continue reading

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