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‘Resilient’ HIV programmes in African countries have maintained viral suppression during the COVID-19 pandemic

Data from over 1000 health facilities in eleven countries in sub-Saharan Africa showed a transient effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV services, followed by a rapid recovery, the virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) heard last week. The study included data on HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy and viral suppression. There was concern… Read More »

Near point-of-care viral load tests slash waiting times in seven African countries

Near point-of-care (POC) viral load testing reduced the median time of getting results back to people living with HIV from 68 days to six days, when compared to conventional centralised laboratory viral load testing in seven African countries. ‘Near’ POC devices are placed within health facility laboratories throughout the country, as opposed to within clinics… Read More »

It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »

‘Bus From Delhi to London’: Explore The World by Travelling Across 18 Countries Over 70 Days! Ticket Price Rs 15 Lakh

New Delhi, August 23: A private tourist company based in Gurugram has announced a bus service from Delhi to London where the travellers will cover 18 countries and 20,000 km in 70 days. Adventures Overland on August 15 announced the “first-ever hop-on/hop-off bus service between Delhi and London”, named “Bus to London”. People taking this… Read More »