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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 »

Suicide attempts among adolescent girls surged by more than 50% during pandemic, CDC says

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in… Read More »

Essential Reads: Innovative Methods for Addressing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Essential Reads: Innovative Methods for Addressing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy While the use of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy is falling, the use of cannabis and opioids is increasing.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends universal screening for substance use to be carried out at the first prenatal visit with a validated… Read More »

Madrasa students run riot in Brahmanbaria again during Hifazat shutdown

The Hifazat workers vandalised and carried out arson attacks on a number of government and private establishments on Sunday. At least two people died in hospital from injuries sustained in clashes with the police and Border Guard Bangladesh. The dead were among several people brought to Brahmanbaria General Hospital with injuries. Dr Md Shawkat Hossain,… Read More »

South Africans continued to receive ART during COVID-19 lockdown, but HIV testing and starting ART were impeded

The worst predictions of modelling studies concerning the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on HIV care appear not to have come true in South Africa. A study in The Lancet HIV shows that in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision was maintained throughout. However, the lockdown negatively impacted HIV testing and the… Read More »