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PrEP decreases HIV incidence by nearly 80% in west African men, despite suboptimal adherence

HIV incidence among west African men taking PrEP fell by 79%, when compared to an earlier cohort of men who did not have access to PrEP. This is despite adherence not being optimal for most men, especially among those taking event-driven PrEP. This PrEP demonstration study was conducted in four west African cities by Dr… Read More »

Despite CMS rule, few hospitals post prices in a coherent fashion, study says

Dive Brief: Despite CMS issuing a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for many services as of Jan. 1, few of the larger institutions are making such data readily available, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals had chargemaster data… Read More »

The baby bust is here: Birth rates are falling despite our close quarters

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Family & Child Indicators suggest women in many countries are rethinking pregnancy Author of the article: Shari Kulha Publishing date: Mar 09, 2021  •  17 hours ago  •  4 minute read  •  101 Comments In previous epidemics, birth rates have been known to fall but pick up again about four… Read More »

High rates of starting and staying on PrEP in pregnant South African women, despite barriers

High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »