Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2016 #05 - May 2016"

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

This month on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, 18 May UNAIDS called for sustained investment and increased collaboration to develop an HIV vaccine. On the same day, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced that a large-scale HIV vaccine trial will launch in South Africa. The NIH-funded study will test safety, efficacy of vaccine regimen.

A symposium on HIV and Noncommunicable diseases: challenges and opportunities sponsored by UNAIDS and the New York Academy of Sciences happened in New York, USA on 26 May. An electronic briefing of the session will be made publicly available in a few weeks.

Ahead of the High Level Meeting on ending AIDS next week 8-10 June, UNAIDS releases a report Global AIDS Update 2016 announcing that 17 million people had access to antiretroviral medicines at the end of 2015.

When and why women might suspend PrEP use according to perceived seasons of risk: implications for PrEP-specific risk-reduction counselling in Culture, Health and Sexuality by Emily Nameya et al. is featured in this issue together with interesting articles covering HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

Happy reading!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval

HIV This Month - May 2016

HIV this month. Issue no. 5. May 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

Elimination of stigma


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