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UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

Published
17 January 2019
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UNAIDS
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

Published
16 January 2019
From
UNAIDS press release
Study Explores Cost-Effectiveness of Conception Strategies for HIV Serodiscordant Couples

A new multi-institutional study has examined the cost-effectiveness of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) and assisted reproductive options for serodiscordant couples with an HIV-infected male and HIV-uninfected female looking to conceive. The study focused on examining scenarios in which ‘Undetectable=Untransmittable’ (’U=U’) infection, achieved with combination antiretroviral therapy, (cART) is not sufficient for conception.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Contagion Live
Efavirenz Likely Safe for Pregnant HIV-Positive Women

The prevalence of birth defects following use of efavirenz (EVF)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not statistically different from non-EFV-based ART during conception or in the first trimester, researchers say.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2018

It's the beginning of the end. Not in some apocalyptic way, but rather in how we think about the prevention and management of HIV.

Published
20 December 2018
From
The Body Pro
As A Strategy for HIV Prevention, Disabling the CCR5 Gene in Embryos Implanted in HIV-Negative Mothers Makes Zero Sense

Here are a bunch of things we know about HIV prevention. You’ll note that nowhere on this list is anything about preventing HIV in babies born to women who don’t have the virus to begin with — because the babies are not at risk, even if the mother’s male sexual partner has HIV.

Published
03 December 2018
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Gene editing won’t help the fight against HIV, understanding one’s risk and prevention options will

Andrew Chidgey says HIV positive men and women can already have HIV negative babies through the use of medication and some well-recognised precautions. This negates the need for gene editing to prevent transmission of HIV and raises ethical questions about a Chinese scientist’s recently announced research.

Published
01 December 2018
From
South China Morning Post
Children, HIV and AIDS: The world today and in 2030

The world pledged to end AIDS by 2030. While we have seen remarkable progress in the past decade among children aged 0-9 years, adolescents have been left behind in HIV prevention efforts. A staggering 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030 without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programs.

Published
30 November 2018
From
UNICEF
How would you tell your child they are HIV-positive?

When having ‘the talk’ is about more than just the ‘birds and bees’.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Health-e
Pharmaceutical corporations are failing children with HIV

One year ago, pharmaceutical corporations committed to improving access to paediatric versions of HIV drugs for children, but very little progress has been made. MSF urges pharmaceutical corporations including Viiv and Merck to immediately register paediatric ARVs and improve access for kids.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
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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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