Violence against women and children is a global epidemic that carries lifelong consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Adolescent girls are particularly at risk because they may not have access to supportive interventions, most of which are aimed at supporting either married adult females or younger children.

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019

Accessible Care study, New Metrics for Ending the HIV Epidemic, Policy Tracker on the Ending the Epidemic Dashboard, and more.

For immediate release Hepatitis C infection (HCV) prevalence in the United States (US) is highest among people who inject drugs (PWID), yet this population is rarely offered antiviral treatment. New antiviral treatment regimens are nearly 100% effective at curing HCV, but few studies have addressed the new regimen’s efficacy among PWID. A randomized controlled trial […]

For immediate release In the US, men who have sex with men (MSM) are 44 times more likely to contract HIV than other men, and accounted for 67 percent of new infections in 2016. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, if current trends continue unabated, one-in-six MSM will acquire HIV in their […]

For immediate release A new study published as “Editor’s Choice” in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that expansion of HIV treatment eligibility to include those under age 15 led to large and significant increases in initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 days of enrollment in care among 10- to 14-year-olds living with HIV. […]

For immediate release When an individual is diagnosed with HIV, it is important that they are enrolled in an HIV care and treatment program to get the medical and emotional support they need. Evidence shows that expansions of the anti-retroviral treatment (ART) eligibility criteria prior to the current “universal treatment” recommendation increased the amount of […]

For immediate release Over the past decade, rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Togo have remained high despite global progress. Child mortality among children under five years old in the West African nation is attributed to diseases that are easy and cheap to prevent and treat, including malaria, acute lower respiratory infections, […]