Category Archives: counseling

  1. Survey reveals gaps in HIV programming for MSM

    Via PlusNews. A new global survey of more than 5,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) reveals a marginalized group of people with little access to basic HIV prevention tools such as condoms and few means to learn about HIV. Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV between 24 June and 17 August 2010, Read More >>

    counseling, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, healthcare, HIV, homophobia, lubricant, MSM, prevention, STD, STI, stigma
  2. Intensive and targeted PEP counselling leads to less risky sex afterwards, fewer HIV infections

    Via AIDSMap, by Roger Pebody. Researchers in San Francisco wished to measure the impact of providing risk reduction counselling to people taking post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection. They measured changes in sexual behaviour one year later. They randomised 457 people receiving PEP to either receive two sessions of standard counselling, or an enhanced programme of Read More >>

    counseling, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, PEP
  3. Kenya: Counselling, not alarm device, had best effect on ART adherence

    Via aidsmap, by Carole Leach-Lemens Patients in Nairobi, Kenya getting intensive early adherence counselling when starting antiretroviral therapy were 29% less likely to have poor adherence and 59% less likely to have virological failure compared to those getting no counselling Michael H Chung and colleagues reported in a randomised, controlled trial published in the March issue of Read More >>

    adherence, antiretroviral therapy, ART, counseling, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, public health, resistance, sub-saharan Africa, Treatment