Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2016 #08 - August 2016"

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

This edition features two articles on HIV prevention cascades, namely, Interventions to strengthen the HIV prevention cascade: a systematic review of reviews, by Shari Krishnaratne et al. and Providing a conceptual framework for HIV prevention cascades and assessing feasibility of empirical measurement with data from east Zimbabwe: a case study by Geoffrey P Garnett et al. in the special Prevention issue of the Lancet HIV in July. Further, there is a more critical commentary on the same, The HIV prevention cascade: more smoke than thunder? by Peter Godfrey-Faussett in the Lancet HIV.

An Update on hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in women: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence, 2016 was recently published in AIDS by Chelsea Polis et al. Though confounding cannot be excluded from this observational data review, findings  increase concerns about the association between DMPA and the HIV acquisition in women.

We also draw your attention to the second edition (2016) of the WHO Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. Recommendations for a public health approach, as well as the 2016 UNAIDS biomedical AIDS research: recent and upcoming advances.

Enjoy this issue!

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval


HIV This Month - August 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


Health systems and services

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