New Rakai data reported at CROI

Reductions in new HIV infections among Ugandan women as well as men are due in part to scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and antiretroviral therapy (ART), Healio reports. Data from the Rakai Community Cohort Study presented during the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) revealed a recent dramatic decline in HIV incidence among women, whose rates had not been falling as steeply as men’s. Overall, the rate of new HIV infections among women in Rakai has dropped 60% since the introduction of ART and VMMC (Healio, 12 March 2020).