Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2015 #01 - January 2015"

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the first issue of HIV this month 2015!

This month UNAIDS issued a press release New Champions join efforts for an AIDS-free generation in Africa, ahead of the African Union Summit. Former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.

The discussion on hormonal contraception and HIV risk has resurfaced. Check out an editorial on End of the debate on hormonal contraception and HIV risk? in the Lancet. This refers to Ralph and colleagues’ recent meta-analysis on hormonal contraception and women’s HIV risk as well as the Comment by Colvin and Harrison on the same, also in the Lancet. You may also want to look at a research article on Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition: an individual participant data meta-analysis by Morrison et al.in PLoS Medicine. And it is useful to know that WHO in 2014 released a guidance statement on Hormonal contraceptive methods for women at high risk of HIV and living with HIV which puts no restriction on the use of hormonal contraception but continues to advise the use of male and female condoms alongside contraception to prevent HIV and other STIs.

Further, find HIV:Seeking ultimate victory by Louis Picker and Jeffrey Lifson on Research News and Views in the journal Nature. It talks about the challenges of eradicating the latent viral reservoirs in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, referring to recently published Research Letter Broad CTL response is required to clear latent HIV-1 due to dominance of escape mutations by Deng and colleagues, also in Nature.

Enjoy this month’s issue!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval
UNAIDS

HIV This Month - January 2015

HIV this month. Issue no. 1. January 2015

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

Reduce sexual transmission


Prevent HIV among drug users


15 million accessing treatment


Avoid TB deaths


Close the resource gap


Eliminate gender inequalities


Eliminate stigma and discrimination


Strengthen HIV integration


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