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UNAIDS hopes nations will follow the lead of a number of sub-Saharan African countries that are gaining control of their HIV epidemics.
A 2018 report had suggested that HIV-positive women’s use of the drug at conception increased the risk of the rare birth defects.
Treating within hours—rather than the recommended weeks—of birth also prompts an improved immune response against the virus.
The program was associated with an impressive rise in viral suppression rates.
A speedy overview of the major scientific findings presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (AIDS 2018)
The program included testing, counseling, linkage to medical care for HIV and immediate treatment and stepped-up male circumcision.
A large ongoing study in Botswana has found that about 1 in 150 babies exposed to Tivicay at conception developed such birth defects.
The evidence remains inconclusive, with a few reports of women with a very low viral load transmitting HIV to their babies.
Heterosexual participants in a daily PrEP study in Botswana apparently adhered at very high rates, and there were no new HIV infections among...
Additional years of secondary schooling reduce the risk of HIV infection, especially for girls.
As HIV has evolves to evade the particulars of humans’ immune systems, it may be becoming less virulent, at least in Botswana.
A UNAIDS report highlights seven countries in the region.
The report documents the role of stigma and discrimination.
Festus Mogae—the former president of Botswana who currently heads the country’s AIDS Council—wants to decriminalize homosexuality...
Botswana’s government has been accused on multiple occasions of denying antiretroviral (ARV) medications to HIV-positive prisoners, BBC World...
The bad news: HIV-positive pregnant women who use protease inhibitors (PIs) are more likely to deliver preterm babies. The good news: This did...
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