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Multiple African countries improved access to HIV treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

Fewer people living with HIV in six sub-Saharan African countries experienced interruptions to their HIV treatment during and after COVID-19-related lockdowns than before the pandemic hit, according to a PEPFAR study presented to the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) today. Early modelling of the impact of COVID-19 predicted that people… Read More »

China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

BEIJING — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries. Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who visited China in the past two weeks. Australian Prime… Read More »

Most women in low- and middle-income countries find vaginal rings acceptable and easy to use

A systematic review published last month in PLOS ONE provides strong evidence that most women using the vaginal ring found it to be highly acceptable and easy to use, although a few women had some concerns. With increased use, women became more comfortable and satisfied with the ring, and also recommended it to others. Women… Read More »