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[afro-nets] AIDSTAR-One HIV Prevention Update

  • From: "Anna Lisi" <anna_lisi@jsi.com>
  • Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 17:00:02 -0400

Below are items from AIDSTAR-One's April HIV Prevention Update available at http://j.mp/iAFunc. You can subscribe to the update at http://www.aidstar-one.com/signup.

Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections Remains an Ineffective HIV Prevention Strategy in Most Settings
This updated review concludes that population-based sexually transmitted infection (STI) control is not an effective weapon in the HIV prevention arsenal. The four trials evaluating various combinations of improved syndromic STI management in clinics, STI counseling, STI treatment, and mass treatment of individuals in a community found no or very limited effects of the interventions on reducing HIV incidence.

The First PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Issues Recommendations
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board, composed of approximately 50 individuals appointed by the Coordinator, issued recommendations on a range of care, treatment, and prevention research priorities, and on how to streamline funding and improve data sharing during its inaugural meeting held in January 2011.

New in Behavioral Interventions

Is 80% a Passing Grade? Meanings Attached to Condom Use in an Abstinence-Plus HIV Prevention Programme in South Africa
From: AIDS Care

HIV Partner Notification Is Effective and Feasible in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for HIV Treatment and Prevention
From: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

New in Biomedical Interventions

Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention: New Opportunities and New Questions
From: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Twelve-month Follow-Up of Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine Randomized Controlled Trials: Differential Impact of Extended-Dose Nevirapine on Mother-to-Child Transmission and Infant Death by Maternal CD4 Cell Count
From: AIDS

The Spectrum of Engagement in HIV Care and its Relevance to Test-and-Treat Strategies for Prevention of HIV Infection
From: Clinical Infectious Diseases

New in Emerging Programmatic Interventions
Evaluation of Peer Network-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Men in Beer Halls in Zimbabwe: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
From: AIDS Behavior

Mental Health and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior Among Patrons of Alcohol Serving Venues in Cape Town, South Africa
From: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

New in Structural Interventions

Muslim Women's Reflections on the Acceptability of Vaginal Microbicidal Products to Prevent HIV Infection
From: Ethnicity & Health

New in Epidemiological Interventions

Quantification of the Role of Discordant Couples in Driving Incidence of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
From: The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Contribution of HIV-Discordant Relationships to New HIV Infections in Rakai, Uganda
From: AIDS

Reports, Guidelines, & Tools

Uniting for Universal Access: Towards Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths
From: U.N. Secretary-General

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