Category Archives: HIV – AIDS – STI

AIDSFree Annual Report Project Year 3

Arlington, VA: AIDSFree Project, 2018 42 pp. 3.2 https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2018.4.28_py3-aidsfree-annual-report.pdf This annual report presents AIDSFree’s programmatic achievements at both central and country levels for October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) … Continue reading

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Focus on Global Health Security

The Global Fund, May 2018 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/7318/publication_globalhealthsecurity_focuson_en.pdf Microbes do not stop at national borders, so an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. Making our world safer from epidemics means strengthening the capacity of countries to … Continue reading

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Roles played by community cadres to support retention in PMTCT Option B+ in four African countries: a qualitative rapid appraisal

by Donela Besada, Ameena Goga, Emmanuelle Daviaud et al. BMJ Open, 2018 Mar 22;8(3):e020754 11 pp. 604 kB http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/3/e020754.full.pdf The objective of the study was to explore the roles of community cadres in improving access to and retention in care … Continue reading

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The role of community health workers in improving HIV treatment outcomes in children: lessons learned from the ZENITH trial in Zimbabwe

by Joanna Busza, Ethel Dauya, Tsitsi Bandason et al. Health Policy and Planning, 33, 2018, 328–334, January 2018 7 pp. 151 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article-pdf/33/3/328/24268094/czx187.pdf Reliance on community health workers (CHWs) for HIV care continues to increase, particularly in resource-limited settings. CHWs … Continue reading

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Targeting the right interventions to the right people and places: the role of geospatial analysis in HIV programme planning

by Gesinea Meyer-Rath, Jessica B McGillen,. Diego F. Cuadros et al. AIDS 2018, 32:957–963 7 pp. 528 kB https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c1c1344f9e4a033ef12fee54f/files/97a2a52f-94eb-4f3c- 9ddd-aa5d98caa045/AIDS_Geospatial_Analysis_article.pdf Geospatial epidemiology has a long history. Until recently, data limitations meant that intervention policies were designed under an assumption of … Continue reading

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Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

by Yohhei Hamada, Haileyesus Getahun, Mario Raviglione et al. World Health Organization, 2018 79 pp. 609 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260233/1/9789241550239-eng.pdf?ua=1 These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in people living with HIV, household … Continue reading

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The Key Populations Atlas

UNAIDS, April 2018 http://www.hivsharespace.net/resource/key-populations-atlas UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Survival for adolescents living with HIV: do SDG‐aligned provisions reduce potential mortality risk?

by Lucie Cluver, Marija Pantelic, Mark Orkin et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2018, 21(S1):e25056 – First published: 27 February 2018 6 pp. 135 kB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jia2.25056 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a groundbreaking global development agenda to … Continue reading

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Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) Research Digest, December 2017 – January 2018

Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE), 2018 116 pp. 754 kB http://www.hivsharespace.net/sites/default/files/SHARE-research-digest-march- 2018.pdf The SHARE project is pleased to provide a compilation of article abstracts from peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Abstracts are … Continue reading

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The growing burden of noncommunicable disease among persons living with HIV in Zimbabwe

by Mikaela Smit, Jack Olney, Nathan P Ford et al. AIDS: March 27, 2018, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 773–782 10 pp. 1.1 MB https://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2018/03270/The_growing_burden_of_no ncommunicable_disease.11.aspx The authors aim to characterize the future noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden in Zimbabwe to … Continue reading

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