Health care professionals exchange ideas and approaches for improving HIV prevention strategies, scaling up access to ARVs and increasing patient adherence and retention to treatment plans. Members discuss the plethora of related issues, describe their first-hand experience, and exchange resources and lessons learned.

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Reaching the First 90: A Webinar on Index Case Testing for HIV

pascal verhoeven replied

for a low prevalence HIV setting the guidelines push for more positive predictive value using a 3 test algorithn, whereas the first 90 is not addressed (negative predictive value); so here (attached) i suggested either - using a 4th gen test for screening able to detect acute infections among active ... read more

Updated: 13 Jun, 2018
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Dolutegravir in low/middle-income countries

by Jienchi Dorward

Dear all The roll out of dolutegravir based-ART in low/middle-income countries is well under way. However, there are several uncertainties about how to best implement this new regimen. In the article linked below, we explore these questions and the research needed to answer them. It would be great to ... read more

Updated: 06 Jun, 2018
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HIV test algorithm, low prevalence 2015 guideline

by pascal verhoeven

Dear all, In compliance with 2015 WHO guidelines a national HIV test algorithm follows a series of 3 distinct tests to maximize the positive predictive value of diagnosis (minimizing false positives). In updating our national test algorithm, because it is low prevalence, but at the same time a concentrated epidemic ... read more

Updated: 02 Jun, 2018
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Achieving Viral Suppression in 90% of People Living With HIV on ART in LMICs: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

by Jean Nachega, MD, PhD, MPH, DTM&H

Dear Colleagues Although significant progress has been made, the latest data from low- and middle-income countries show substantial gaps in reaching the third “90%” (viral suppression) of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, especially among vulnerable and key populations. This article discusses critical gaps and promising, evidence-based solutions. There is no simple ... read more

Updated: 16 May, 2018
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