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Study: In Malawi lifelong antiretroviral treatment for expectant moms “translates into saving more than 250,000 maternal life years”

A cost-effectiveness analysis of Option B+ in Malawi.

27 March 2013
Science Speaks
U.N. body agrees on women's rights policy, skirting sexual politics

A U.N. policy-making body agreed upon a declaration Friday urging an end to violence against women and girls despite concerns from conservative Muslim countries and the Vatican about references to women's sexual and reproductive rights.

17 March 2013
Non-infected Babies Born To HIV Mothers Have Decreased Resistance For Measles

Newborns without the HIV virus who have infected mothers need to be vaccinated immediately against measles, a new study says, in order to prevent the obtainment and transmission of the virus.

19 October 2012
Medical News Today
Forced sterilisation: Doctors face probe

Doctors in government and public hospitals are being investigated after a study claimed that they are sterilising women with HIV without their knowledge. Others are forcing them to undergo tubal ligation in exchange for antiretroviral treatment, according to the survey.

31 August 2012
Daily Nation (Kenya)
Time for multiple prevention technologies (MPTs) is now

Multiple prevention technologies for sexual and reproductive health, also called combination or dual technologies, include vaccines, microbicides and devices like intravaginal rings, diaphragms, and are designed to address multiple sexual and reproductive health needs, including prevention of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and other reproductive track infections (RTI).

23 August 2012
Citizen News Service
HIV-Aids: Links with family planning bring benefits

Ethiopian policy makers, faced with a rapidly expanding population and rising numbers of HIV-Aids infections, decided to tackle both problems together.

09 July 2012
Financial Times
New SOGC guidelines focus on how to help HIV-positive Canadians plan a safe pregnancy

A new clinical practice guideline helps doctors, nurses and midwives assist HIV-positive individuals or couples with their fertility and pregnancy planning decisions.

21 June 2012
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.