Stigma, Implicit Bias, and Long-Lasting Prevention Interventions to End the Domestic HIV/AIDS Epidemic.

Stigma, Implicit Bias, and Long-Lasting Prevention Interventions to End the Domestic HIV/AIDS Epidemic. Am J Public Health. 2020 Jan;110(1):67-68 Authors: Andrasik M, Broder G, Oseso L, Wallace S, Rentas F, Corey L PMID: 31800273 [PubMed - in process]
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Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to be held in Washington, D.C. on February 10-11, 2020. The meeting will include a discussion of the President's Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative (EHE) jurisdictional plans, focusing on pilot sites in Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; an update on the Ready, Set, PrEP National Program, Stigma as a Barrier — Shared Experiences and Challenges from International and Domestic Perspectives, and Women and HIV. Preregistration is required and is due by February 3, 2020.
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AbstractWomen are disproportionately at risk of acquiring HIV in East and Southern Africa, despite global declines in incidence. Female-initiated HIV prevention methods, like the dapivirine vaginal ring, are needed to end the HIV epidemic. In-depth interviews and focus groups retrospectively explored peer influence on acceptability of and adherence to the ring during the ASPIRE trial, a phase III placebo-controlled trial. Results were analyzed using an inductive analytic approach. Study participants (peers) of all ages and adherence groups developed important interpersonal connections and reported being more open and hones...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerJanuary 23, 2020Around1.4 million people are living with HIV in Tanzania. While there’s been a 49% decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, the country is still a long way from epidemic control. Training health workers to mitigate the spread of the disease is crucial.TheWorld Health Organization estimates that we need over 7 million additional skilled health workers to meet just the basic health care needs of the world’s 7.6 billion residents. Countries such as Tanzania are focusing not only on increasing the number of their health workers, but also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Source Type: news
January 21, 2020As the number of new HIV infectionsrises in South Sudan and the country struggles to provide high-quality health care during an ongoing civil war,IntraHealth International is partnering with the Ministry of Health and health workers to make better care available to more people.In 2018, only 24% of people living with HIV in South Sudan knew their status and only 16% of people living with HIV were on treatment,according to UNAIDS. The epidemic is concentrated among certain groups that face barriers to health care and higher risks of infection, especially female sex workers, orphans, and vulnerable children. T...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: South Sudan HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Digital Health Human Resources Management Health in Conflict Social Services Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis is the first reported case of brucellosis concomitant with HIV infection in China. Laboratories in infectious disease hospitals and category A level III hospitals in the southern provinces of China should be equipped with reagents for clinical diagnosis of brucellosis and to strengthen the awareness of brucellosis diagnosis in China. Secondly, in provinces with a high incidence of AIDS and brucellosis such as Xinjiang and Henan, it is recommended to implement a joint examination strategy to ensure the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of this infection.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Oliver Ratmann, Joseph Kagaayi, Matthew Hall, Tanya Golubchick, Godfrey Kigozi, Xiaoyue Xi, Chris Wymant, Gertrude Nakigozi, Lucie Abeler-Dörner, David Bonsall, Astrid Gall, Anne Hoppe, Paul Kellam, Jeremiah Bazaale, Sarah Kalibbala, Oliver Laeyendecker, Justin Lessler, Fred Nalugoda, Larry W Chang, Tulio de OliveiraSummaryBackgroundInternational and global organisations advocate targeting interventions to areas of high HIV prevalence (ie, hotspots). To better understand the potential benefits of geo-targeted control, we assessed the ex...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The list includes stopping infectious diseases and preparing for epidemics, expanding access to medicines, and protecting people from dangerous products.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe prevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the US incarcerated population is disproportionately high, and when inmates with infection are released back into the general population, they play a substantial role in the spread of disease. This review provides support for targeting the jail/prison population to eliminate HCV in the general population. It will also summarize various screening/treatment models to curtail the burden of disease behind and beyond bars.Recent FindingsTransitioning from risk-based testing to opt-out testing in prisons/jails would be cost-effective through greater identifica...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in India, the third largest HIV epidemic in the world. We identified peer reviewed literature published between 2007 and 2017 to extract data on ART adherence. We estimated pooled prevalence of adherence to ART using a random-effects model. Thirty-two eligible studies (n  = 11,543) were included in the meta-analysis. Studies were mostly clustered in the southern and western Indian states. Overall, 77% (95% Confidence Interval 73–82; I2 = 96.80%) of patients had...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A high degree of population level HIV seroconcordance (both positive and negative) was observed at the time of forming new sexual partnerships. Understanding factors driving these patterns may help the development of strategies to bring the HIV epidemic under control. PMID: 31916420 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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