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Deportation fears, uncertainty over health insurance and stigma are barriers to accessing HIV services for undocumented African migrants in the US

Qualitative research carried out with undocumented African migrants in New York City revealed that fears of discovery and deportation presented a substantial barrier to seeking out HIV

19 July 2019
Krishen Samuel
Less than half of adolescents with HIV since birth in the US have an undetectable viral load

Engagement with the HIV care continuum among individuals with perinatally-acquired HIV in the United States falls well below targets, research published in the online edition of the

18 July 2019
Michael Carter
Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer

Researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision making are at risk for abandoning treatment or not seeking treatment at all.

15 July 2019
Frequent drug-drug interactions in older people with HIV in France

Drug-drug interactions are common in people over the age of 65 living with HIV and this substantially increases healthcare costs in France. Published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases,

19 June 2019
Alain Volny-Anne
PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study

A study of people prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people

18 June 2019
Gus Cairns
Community based adherence clubs have higher drop-out rates than those based in clinics

Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).

07 June 2019
I Moved Back to Atlanta from Boston, and I've Been Out of HIV Meds for a Month

HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

04 June 2019
The Body
Rapid rehousing support for homeless people living with HIV improves housing and HIV outcomes

Homeless people with HIV who are provided with rapid rehousing and intensive, tailored case management are placed in stable housing more quickly and are twice as likely to

17 May 2019
Michael Carter
Cash Incentives, Peer Support May Not Incentivize HCV Treatment

A randomized trial comparing a cash incentive to peer support for increasing acceptance of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among persons with HCV/HIV coinfection, including those who use drugs or alcohol, found both methods helpful but that 1 in 4 patients still declined treatment.

10 May 2019
MD Magazine
Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care. Research, published in PLOS ONE, found many of the worries of men out of care are not reflected in the experiences of those with regular contact with services. Men’s perceptions were linked with their level of engagement with HIV care, with men who have regular contact with HIV testing and treatment services displaying more positive attitudes than those with little or no contact with such services. The paper can be seen at

24 April 2019
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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