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Although numbers of children living with HIV in Australia are small there are anecdotal reports that adolescents transitioning to adult HIV care can face many hurdles and often have difficulties adhering to treatments. Once an HIV positive adolescent turns 18 they are no longer able to access many of the supports they had as children and may not easily fit into the support provided around HIV positive adults.
As there is little data about outcomes for children transitioning to adult HIV care, Dutch researchers designed a study which looked at 59 people who entered HIV care as children and then transitioned into adult care. The investigators collected data on factors associated with adverse outcomes after transition. [Read more…] about Transitioning to Adult HIV Care
ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms. [Read more…] about ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study
PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-retroviral drugs taken by HIV negative people to prevent transmission of HIV. When a person without HIV takes it, it can prevent them getting HIV. In Australia it is mainly used by men having high risk sex with other men (eg without condoms, in situations with high HIV prevalence). EPIC NSW is a trial where the vast majority of places will be for men who have sex with men. PrEP may be appropriate for heterosexual people in a sero-different relationship or having sex without condoms with a positive person who is not undetectable or is not on treatment. [Read more…] about PrEP on Demand