Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2016 #02 - February 2016"

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the second issue of HIV this month in 2016!

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016 happened in Boston, USA last week. Among the presentations that were widely covered by media was the release of results from two dapivirine-containing vaginal ring trials: the ASPIRE/MTN-020 of the Microbicide Trials Network and the Ring Study/IPM 027 of the International Partnership for Microbicides. UNAIDS issued a press statement saying the results are encouraging and show the urgent need to expand investment in research and development for female-controlled methods of HIV prevention.  A news pop explaining the significance of the results of the trials is also available here.

In this issue, we feature four important articles on HIV-associated TB covering TB meningitis, benefits of continuous IPT, TB treatment in children living with HIV and TB deaths among people living with HIV. 

You will notice that we are now using the Eight Result Areas from the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 as the headings for the different articles in this digest. With this change, we hope to be more updated and in line with what UNAIDS is aiming for.

Enjoy reading!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval

HIV This Month - February 2016

HIV this month. Issue no. 2. February 2016

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

HIV testing and treatment

Elimination of childhood infections

Combination prevention

Key populations

Elimination of gender inequalities


Health systems and services

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