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Viral suppression in Uganda improved by more viral load tests, done faster

Simple measures to improve the ordering and turnaround of viral load tests in Uganda significantly improved viral suppression after one year, a cluster-randomised trial reported this week at the Eleventh International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science found. Although viral load testing is a well-established procedure in Uganda’s national HIV treatment programme, its uptake could… Read More »

‘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 »