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Could your favourite birth control put you at risk of HIV?

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.

Published
23 November 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Why the world may force women to choose: No birth control, no ARVs

A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?

Published
22 August 2018
From
Bhekisisa
New evidence shows far-reaching impact of expanded US “global gag rule”

Researchers shared alarming evidence at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today of negative impacts of the US Government’s “Mexico City Policy”, also known as the “global gag rule”.

Published
27 July 2018
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

Published
26 July 2018
From
AVAC
A clue for how to reduce HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

We also used mice to show that increases in tissue permeability and HIV transmission caused by Depo-Provera were eliminated in mice treated with Depo-Provera and Premarin, a vaginal estrogen cream prescribed to menopausal women. This implies contraceptives releasing progestin and estrogen have the potential to avoid the increases in HIV susceptibility caused by Depo-Provera alone.

Published
22 March 2018
From
The Conversation US
Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health.

Published
12 February 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Guidelines for the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV - consultation open

These BHIVA / BASHH / FSRH guidelines are an update to the 2007 UK guidelines for the management of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people living with HIV infection (PLWH). They are open for consultation to Friday 8 December 2017.

Published
13 October 2017
From
BHIVA
South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Bhekisisa
Taking Birth Control With HIV Treatment or PrEP Is Largely OK

Women taking various forms of hormonal contraceptives can likely combine them safely with antiretrovirals (ARVs), whether as HIV treatment or in the form of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against the virus. The one ARV that may be problematic to combine with such forms of birth control is Sustiva (efavirenz), which is included in Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine).

Published
30 May 2017
From
Poz
HIV, family planning groups grapple with new WHO guidance on popular contraceptive

The World Health Organization's reclassification last month of progestogen-only injectable contraceptives has triggered a critical debate in the family planning community over how to manage the potential link between higher rates of HIV acquisition and one of the most popular birth control methods in many at-risk communities.

Published
04 April 2017
From
Devex
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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