HIV-prevention measures on a university campus in South Africa - perceptions, practices and needs of undergraduate medical students.
Conclusion: Medical students received HIV-prevention information as part of their curriculum but this was deemed not to be sufficient. This study suggests that tertiary education institutions should evaluate the effectiveness of strategies currently in place for the distribution and awareness of HIV-prevention measures and sexual health issues affecting students, using a student-centred approach. PMID: 32780679 [PubMed - in process]
[Premium Times] "Out of the 1.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, about 900,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are currently unaccounted for"
A disturbingly high proportion of new HIV infections occur in adolescents and young adults, and far too many young people are dying of AIDS-related illnesses. As noted by Shah et al.  in their important study of obstacles to HIV prevention research in adolescents, globally one-third of new HIV infections are in the 15- to 24-year age group. HIV prevention for young people is therefore an essential public health imperative. Successful HIV prevention efforts must include research, outreach and education, HIV testing and counseling, and access to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as well as HIV treatment.
The aging of the population with HIV is a medical achievement to celebrate, but with this success comes a new conundrum.Medscape HIV/AIDS
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, NNRTI and dual NRTI/NNRTI-associated TDR prevalence was significantly higher in sub-Saharan Africa studies published between 2014 and 2019 compared with those published between 2009 and 2013. The decreasing proportion of studies from the hardest hit LMIC regions and the shift away from sentinel sites for recent infection suggests that global TDR surveillance efforts and publication of findings require renewed emphasis. PMID: 32936523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
OBJECTIVE: Depression, and its treatment, is a concern among college students. Research indicates decision aids (DA) improve patients' treatment knowledge, decision making, and decisional conflict; however, it is unknown whether they are helpful for dissem...
Accessing care at the places where PrEP is prescribed is harder to do during a pandemic. Here are five things to know about PrEP in the era of COVID-19.CDC Expert Commentary
Conclusions: The present study summarized both clinical and genetic characteristics of 18 kinds of monogenic AIDs found in the largest pediatric AID center over the past decade, with fever, skin problems, and musculoskeletal system disorders being the most prevalent clinical features. Many of the mutations were newly discovered. This is by far the first and largest monogenic AID report in Chinese pediatric population and also a catalog of the phenotypic and genotypic features among these patients.