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PrEP Effective Only When Drugs Taken As Prescribed, Study Shows

Humanosphere: HIV prevention trial exposes adherence challenge Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses results of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. “Treatments to prevent the spread of HIV are extremely effective, only when people take…

Inequality, Stigma, Discrimination Drive HIV Epidemic In Caribbean

Inter Press Service: Inequality Fuels HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean “…The Caribbean is one of the most heavily affected regions in the world, with adult HIV prevalence about one percent higher than in any other region outside sub-Saharan Africa. The HIV pandemic in the Caribbean is fueled by a range…

Report Highlights Ways African Countries Invest Domestic Resources To Address AIDS, TB, Malaria

Friends of the Global Fight: Domestic Health Investments in Africa Continue Upward Momentum “In a report released [Tuesday], Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights ways in which Global Fund implementing countries are increasing domestic investments in health. The report, titled Innovation for Greater Impact: Exploring…

International Community ‘Must Take Drastic Action’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Committing to the End of AIDS Joel Goldman, managing director of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and Todd Schafer, president and CEO of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance “…To end AIDS, we need to aggressively allocate resources and implement programs like [our Mobile Health Clinic program] at the…

Male Involvement In Antenatal Care Has Multiple Benefits For HIV Prevention, Treatment

Huffington Post: The Important Role Fathers Can Play in Eliminating Pediatric AIDS Julie Karfakis, Global Health Corps fellow at mothers2mothers “Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, there is considerable evidence that a male partner’s involvement in a woman’s pregnancy and HIV treatment can help her stay in treatment and have a healthy, HIV-free…

ILO Using Workplace Strategies To Reach Those Living With, Affected By HIV

Huffington Post: On the Road to Ending HIV Alice Ouedraogo, chief of the HIV/AIDS program at the International Labour Organization “…The vast majority — over 90 percent — of those who are living with or are affected by HIV, either work for a living, or have links to the workplace.…