Those of us working in the HIV response know that young people are uniquely vulnerable to new infections. We hear the troubling statistics about risk, especially for young women. For example, young women in sub-Saharan Africa, is 8 times more likely than her male counterpart to be HIV contract HIV. If she is also a sex worker or injecting drug user, she is barred from accessing the information and services that she needs to stay healthy.
First Lady Christine Kaseba has called on relevant authorities to make condoms and contraceptives available to adolescents and young people. Read the full article >>
In a report released today, AVAC calls on funders and researchers to capitalize on lessons learned from a range of recent HIV prevention trials… Read the full article
“HIV treatment is a game-changer” was one of the main messages from participants at a key session on Scaling up HIV treatment in Africa: 2015 and beyond… Read the full post >>
New research suggests that some AIDS patients are developing drug intolerance and severe side effects and will now have to switch to new, more expensive antiretroviral regimens. Read the full article >>.