Welcome to the November issue of HIV this month!

In line with this year’s theme for World AIDS day, we have focused on various aspects of the right to health.

Knowing your HIV status is vital for people living with HIV to be able to realize their right to health.  This month sees papers on the coverage of HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa as well as an exploration of missed opportunities in the health system to offer an HIV test.

The right to health also requires that health care provision is guided by evidence and two papers this month focus on the best treatment for people living with HIV who are admitted to hospital when they are critically unwell.

Evidence is also key in guiding our interventions to support adherence to ART.  However, what works in one setting may not always work in another.  We cover a paper that is less enthusiastic about the role of SMS reminders than some previous studies.

Our prevention papers this month look at PrEP.  PrEP for young women in South Africa; the economics of PrEP in Western Europe; developments towards the next generation of PrEP and immunological approaches to prevention that go beyond PrEP.

Although fishermen and women around Lake Victoria are not one of the well defined key populations, it is well known that they have high rates of HIV.  Phylogenetics continues to help us unscramble the complicated reasons that underlie the heavy burden in these communities.

Enjoy the issue!   

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval


HIV This Month - November 2017

HIV this month. Issue no. 10. November 2017

Welcome to HIV this month!  In this issue, we cover the following topics:

HIV testing and treatment

Combination prevention

Key populations


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