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HIV this month

09 Mar, 2016

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the second issue of HIV this month in 2016!

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016 happened in Boston, USA last week. Among the presentations that were widely covered by media was the release of results from two dapivirine-containing vaginal ring trials: the ASPIRE/MTN-020 of the Microbicide Trials Network and the Ring Study/IPM 027 of the International Partnership for Microbicides. UNAIDS issued a press statement saying the results are encouraging and show the urgent need to expand investment in research and development for female-controlled methods of HIV prevention.  A news pop explaining the significance of the results of the trials is also available here.

In this issue, we feature four important articles on HIV-associated TB covering TB meningitis, benefits of continuous IPT, TB treatment in children living with HIV and TB deaths among people living with HIV. 

You will notice that we are now using the Eight Result Areas from the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 as the headings for the different articles in this digest. With this change, we hope to be more updated and in line with what UNAIDS is aiming for.

Enjoy reading!