Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2017 #08 - August 2017"

Welcome to the August edition of HIV this month in 2017!

As usual, we have scanned hundreds of papers published in the past month and chosen a few themes to highlight.

Last week, the International AIDS Society published a supplement on Programmatic and public health implications of misdiagnosis of HIV.  We have selected several papers emphasising the importance and some of the nuances of accurate HIV testing.

The Journal of the International AIDS Society has also recently released a supplement on Differentiated Care and HIV, and we have chosen several papers relating to advanced HIV disease.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to the lives of millions of women.  Several papers this month looked at the choices that women make around contraception and HIV prevention.  Better evidence, more options and good communications will all be needed to allow women to make well-informed decisions about their own health and that of their families.

In the prevention section, we have picked papers about risk perception as well as some basic science that may yield results in the future. There were also interesting papers on social protection and schooling, focusing on the broad benefits of interventions in these areas, and on how to rigorously assess them.

Finally, we look at two major reviews of integration that explore how we can find synergies between HIV programmes and services and other programmes such as cervical cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Enjoy the commentaries and do let us know what topics you would like us to cover.

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval


HIV This Month - August 2017

HIV this month. Issue no. 8. August 2017

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

HIV testing and treatment

Elimination of childhood infections

Combination prevention

Elimination of gender inequalities

Health systems and services

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