Category Archives: HIV – AIDS – STI

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Women: Current Perspectives

by Charlene A Flash, Sannisha K Dale, Douglas S Krakower International Journal of Women’s Health (May 2017), 9: 391–401 11 pp. 308 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459979/pdf/ijwh-9-391.pdf Previous studies have demonstrated that oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of antiretroviral medications by … Continue reading

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South African Health Review 2017

by Padarath A, Barron P, editors Health Systems Trust (HST), August 2017 362 pp. 7.0 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/South%20African%20Health%20Reviews/HST%20 SAHR%202017%20Web%20Version.pdf Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible … Continue reading

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Promoting partner and couples HIV testing using self-test kits in Kenya

by Harsha Thirumurthy, Eunice Omanga,  Beatrice Obonyo et al. 3ie Impact evaluation report 60, July 2017 33 pp. 3.8 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/07/05/ie60-male-partner-couples- hiv-kenya.pdf This impact evaluation assessed the effect of secondary distribution of HIV self-test kits to women to provide to … Continue reading

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Evaluating the impact of community health worker integration into prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Tanzania

by Nerissa Nance, Sandra McCoy, David Ngilangwa et al. 3ie Impact evaluation report 61, July 2017 60 pp. 3.8 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/07/14/ie61-health-services- tanzania.pdf This impact evaluation of a pilot programme implemented by Amref Health Africa in Shinyanga Region examined whether community … Continue reading

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A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services

Experiences shared and lessons learned from South Africa by Jody Boffa, Rory Dunbar, Ricardo Felix et al. Stellenbosch University, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and United States Agency for International Development, 2017 232 pp. 11.3 MB http://www0.sun.ac.za/dttc/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SU-HIV-PREVENTION- GUIDE_Website-version_09-JUne-2017.pdf … Continue reading

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Women: Current Perspectives

by Charlene A Flash, Sannisha K Dale, Douglas S Krakower International Journal of Women’s Health (May 2017), 9: 391–401 11 pp. 308 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459979/pdf/ijwh-9-391.pdf This narrative review summarizes the efficacy and safety data of PrEP in women, discusses considerations related … Continue reading

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Harmonization of community health worker programs for HIV: A four-country qualitative study in Southern Africa

by Jan-Walter De Neve, Henri Garrison-Desany, Kathryn G. Andrews et al. PLoS Med 14(8): e1002374 – Published: August 8, 2017 24 pp. 949 kB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002374&type=printable Community health worker (CHW) programs are believed to be poorly coordinated, poorly integrated into … Continue reading

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Defining the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Care Continuum

by Nunn, A.S., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Oldenburg, C.E., et al. AIDS (2017), 31: 731–734 4 pp. 244 kB http://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2017/03130/Defining_the_HIV_pre_expos ure_prophylaxis_care.15.aspx Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been proven effective in HIV prevention. Yet it remains unclear how to measure the implementation of PrEP … Continue reading

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Guidelines on Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services

An Examination of 13 Projects in PEPFAR-Supported Countries by Gage, A.J., Do, M., and Grant, D. MEASURE Evaluation (March 2017) 14 pp. 772 kB https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/sr-16- 134/at_download/document MEASURE Evaluation conducted a review to understand best practices for adolescent- and youth-friendly program … Continue reading

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Examining the effects of HIV self-testing compared to standard HIV testing services: a systematic review and meta-analysis

by Cheryl C Johnson, Caitlin Kennedy, Virginia Fonner et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017, 20:21594 10 pp. 393 kB http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/article/download/21594/pdf HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a discreet and convenient way to reach people with HIV who do not … Continue reading

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