Acute and early HIV infection screening among men who have sex with men, a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies mobilizing MSM for targeted AEHI testing resulted in substantially higher AEHI yields than universal AEHI testing. Targeted AEHI testing may be optimized using risk and/or symptom scores, especially if scores include symptoms. Studies assessing AEHI yield and validation of risk and/or symptom scores among MSM in SSA are urgently needed. PMID: 33000916 [PubMed - in process]
Forty years after the first AIDS cases were identified in the US, treatment advances are encouraging, but disparities, treatment gaps remain.Medscape Medical News
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing a potential investigation into comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS
The HIV Action Plan sets out how partners across the health system and beyond maintain and intensify work around four core themes – prevent, test, treat and retain. It sets out how an 80 per cent reduction in new HIV infections will be achieved in England by 2025.
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who also doubles as the Health Minister, has said despite the Covid-19 induced disruptions to HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2020, the government's response to HIV was pleasing as new infections decrease.
CONCLUSIONS: In Saudi Arabia, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations significantly reduced the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases and deaths after the vaccination compared to the period before the vaccination campaign at country levels. The study findings demonstrate that vaccination and adherence to nonpharmaceutical intervention can better control the COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34859883 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202111_27271
ConclusionBelgium implemented a rather complete surveillance of COVID-19 mortality, on account of a rapid investment of the hospitals and LTCF. LTCF could build on past experience of previous surveys and surveillance activities. The adoption of an extended definition of 'COVID-19-related deaths' in a context of limited testing capacity has provided timely information about the severity of the epidemic.PMID:34857066 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001402
ConclusionThe lockdown affected the population's behaviour, work, risk perception and contact patterns. The frequency and heterogeneity of contacts, both of which are critical factors in determining how viruses spread, were affected. Such surveys are essential to evaluate the impact of lockdowns more accurately and anticipate epidemic dynamics in these conditions.PMID:34857064 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001636
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The epidemic situation in the country is reassuring thanks to the efforts made in the National vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, Health Minister Ali Mrabet said Thursday.
[Cameroon Tribune] The one-month activities to commemorate the day took place yesterday, December 1, 2021under the patronage of the First Lady of Cameroon, UNAIDS Special Ambassador.
ABSTRACTDue to the Covid-19 pandemic, the education system worldwide faced sudden and unforeseen challenges. Many academic institutions closed their doors, forcing both educators and students to transition to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) for the remainder of the semester. This transition eliminated hands-on experiences, increased workload, and altered curricula. However, these aspects, as well as students ’ perceptions, study habits, and performance in response to ERT remain poorly documented. This contribution describes changes in the curriculum of an undergraduate cadaver-based laboratory, and explores students&...