Category Archives: HIV – AIDS – STI

Health Policy and Planning Supplement: Achieving integration for stronger health systems: lessons from integrating sexual & reproductive health and HIV services

Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 32, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_4 The articles in this Supplement clearly illustrate that any focus on integrating health services needs to include a broader systems-wide, people-centred approach … Continue reading

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Step Up the Pace: Towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), December 2017 54 pp. 3.2 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Step_Up_the_Pace_West_and_ Central_Africa.pdf More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa … Continue reading

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Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) guidelines for treatment of paediatric HIV-1 infection 2015: optimizing health in preparation for adult life

by A Bamford, A Turkova, H Lyall et al. HIV Medicine, (2018), 19, e1-e42 42 pp. 434 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hiv.12217/epdf The 2015 Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) guidelines provide practical recommendations on the management of HIV-1 infection in … Continue reading

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Scripted Reality

by Vladimir Čajkovac Follow Up Magazine #29, October 2017 Read online at: http://www.kulturstiftung-des- bundes.de/cms/en/magazine/magazine29/cajkovac/index.html What plot line excites your interest? In the first years following the discovery of HIV, the news stories about AIDS resembled sensational horror flicks and kitschy … Continue reading

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Children and AIDS: Statistical Update

UNICEF, December 2017 4 pp. 1.6 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HIVAIDS-Statistical-Update- 2017.pdf In 2016, 120,000 children under the age of 14 died of AIDS related causes, and 18 children were infected with HIV every single hour. If current trends persist, there will be … Continue reading

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PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations

A Service Guide for Site Operations by Valerian L. Kiggundu and Jonathan Grund Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, 2017 168 pp. 7.7 MB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.11.15_vmmc-site-ops_manual_full.pdf This document provides implementing partners supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency … Continue reading

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Female Genital Schistosomiasis: The Most Neglected Gynaecological Disease

by Mark Clark The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) Disease Brief, November 2017 12 pp. 1.0 MB https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/07f392_16e0a57a59dd4ea7874714702dfaa203.pdf Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with flatworms. At least 200 million people annually are affected with or … Continue reading

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Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention – 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016

by Jonas Z. Hines, Onkemetse Conrad Ntsuape, Kananga Malaba et al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 66 / No. 47, December 1, 2017 6 pp. 182 kB https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/pdfs/mm6647a2-H.pdf Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa have the highest prevalence of … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2017

2016 data by Anastasia Pharris, Annemarie Stengaard, Andrew J. Amato-Gauci et al. European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, November 2017 124 pp. 11.8 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/355570/20171127- Annual_HIV_Report.pdf?ua=1 Europe is the world’s only region … Continue reading

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Interventions to Significantly Improve Service Uptake and Retention of HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and HIV-Exposed Infants Along the PMTCT Continuum of Care: Systematic Review

by Alexandra C. Vrazo, Jacqueline Firth, Anouk Amzel et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health – Accepted manuscript online: 22 November 2017 25 pp. 722 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13014/epdf Despite the success of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs, low … Continue reading

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