Two major studies presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Vancouver highlight the importance of peer and community interventions in improving outcomes for mothers living with HIV. Support to ensure timely access to prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services and encouragement to stay in care are central to this.
Condoms are a critical component in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are effective for preventing unintended pregnancies.
A quarter of people living with HIV in the UK are aged over 50, according to recent statistics from Public Health
The World Health Organization will issue new HIV treatment guidelines later this year recommending treatment for all, regardless of CD4 cell count, Dr Meg Doherty of the WHO Department of HIV / AIDS told a satellite meeting ahead of the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver on Sunday.
For a good portion of her life, Alexis Gibson knew the stigma of having HIV can take just as big of a toll as having the virus. A lifetime of taunts and discrimination taught her that it probably would be easier hiding the truth about her health.
The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).