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One of the first contemporary personal narratives about living with HIV in the 21st century, Fever urgently interrogates the social meanings of HIV, and how they’ve evolved in the era of treatment.
Unintended pregnancy, especially among young people, can be disempowering.
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Up to 257 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe, modern contraception methods
People receiving medical treatment at the entrance hall of Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia.
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Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
Refugees on the platform of Lviv railway station are seen waiting for trains to Poland.
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Ukraine has one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant TB in the world.
Social media platforms can be put to great use when it comes to promoting sexual health. But invoking threats and fear limits information reach and impact.
COVID-19 will not be the last infectious disease event of our time. We need to prepare for the next challenge with evidence and knowledge.
Before COVID-19, clean water, antibiotics and vaccines had made us complacent about infectious disease. Infection control can no longer be taken for granted. We must be prepared for future pandemics.
People wait to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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South Africa is in a new phase of the COVID pandemic. But vaccination remains crucial.
Vaccination rates in South Africa are sub-optimal.
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South Africa is still likely to experience periods of increased cases, smaller-scale outbreaks and even the development of new variants.
One child in three is physically or sexually abused or witnesses violence between adults in their home. Other adversities including emotional neglect, living in an unsafe neighbourhood or experiencing prejudice and bullying are even more common.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
Rapid HIV test.
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The drug pembrolizumab reveals where latent HIV is hiding.
As a disease progresses, so too must the underlying data and reporting improve to manage the progression of the outbreak.
Nucleic acid vaccines use mRNA to give cells instructions on how to produce a desired protein.
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DNA and mRNA vaccines produce a different kind of immune response than traditional vaccines, allowing researchers to tackle some previously unsolvable problems in medicine.
The pandemic has engaged ordinary citizens in a way that can only be positive for the future of healthcare.
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The challenges presented by the pandemic are an opportunity for African health systems to move beyond their current limitations.
We need a new script about women and HIV.
Can a film’s artful telling of experiences of stigma and HIV, using dance, help promote empathy and compassion?
When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black.
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Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
Black men who have sex with men in Southern states have a low rate of using HIV prevention treatments.
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This finding suggests public health efforts will have to address the treatment barriers these men face – like poverty or homophobia – to meet the nation’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Little information is available to college students on stopping the spread of COVID-19 within an intimate relationship.
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Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
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Stigma and criminalisation of same-sex relationships makes it difficult for transgender women and men who have sex with men to seek preventive services. This compounds their risk for HIV infection.
The estimated lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy for someone who acquires HIV at age 35 is $358,380.
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People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
As the pandemic progresses, many more children will experience devastating losses.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.