Articles tagged as "HIV This Month 2017 #09 - October 2017"

Welcome back to the October edition of HIV this month!

After a summer break, we have scanned the medical literature for August and September to bring you some of the most interesting articles.

As UNAIDS and partners launched the Global Prevention Coalition, we have articles on a recent nationwide study of new infections in Rwanda as well as some exciting developments in biomedical science.

The successful scale up of antiretroviral treatment has seen considerable declines in deaths due to HIV.  Nonetheless, many people living with HIV are still diagnosed too late or not managed effectively, leading to mortality rates that are much higher than they should be.

One part of the challenge is the complex interaction between HIV, ART and cardiovascular disease and this month’s issue see several interesting papers exploring this issue.

A different challenge is presented by the major co-infections killing people living with HIV.  We highlight studies on tuberculosis, focusing on new technology and the need to use preventive therapy.  We also point out the latest study on the burden of cryptococcal meningitis, which really should be a disease of the past among people living with HIV, but is still the second most common cause of death.

Finally, there are some interesting quantitative and qualitative studies on commercial and transactional sex.  They challenge us to avoid putting people into categorical boxes and to use a range of methods to count vulnerable populations.

Happy reading, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Celeste Sandoval


HIV This Month - October 2017

HIV this month. Issue no. 9. October 2017

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

HIV testing and treatment

Combination prevention

Key populations

Health systems and services

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