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  • The maternal mental health of migrant women

    Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

    14 March 2014 | Better Health
  • Freeing babies from being born with HIV

    The proportion of HIV-positive diagnosed women passing (transmitting) their infection to their babies in the UK is now at its lowest ever level, having dropped four-fold in 10 years. At the heart of this success story sits a world-leading screening programme.

    11 March 2014 | Public Health England
  • Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

    An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. A major risk factor for violence is HIV infection.

    10 March 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • HIV Drug Linked to Low Bone Density in Babies

    In a cohort study, babies of mothers taking tenofovir (Viread) had an average whole-body bone mineral content about 8 grams less than babies whose mothers did not use the drug, according to George Siberry, MD, of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md

    07 March 2014 | MedPage Today
  • Mother to child HIV transmission at record low in the UK

    The rate of mother to child HIV transmission is at an all-time low in the United Kingdom, according to a paper published today in the journal AIDS.

    25 February 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Malnutrition decreases effectiveness of HIV treatment in pregnant African women

    In Uganda the prescription of three antiretroviral drugs, which aim to suppress the virus to prevent disease progression, have resulted in huge reductions in HIV mortality rates. However, disease is not the only scourge in Uganda, and a new study in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology explores the impact food insecurity may have on treating pregnant women.

    19 February 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Eliminating paediatric HIV, men should play a part

    Experts say very few men in Zimbabwe are involved in reproductive health issues.

    10 February 2014 | The Zimbabwe Standard
  • Kenya’s Journey Towards Zero New HIV Infections Falters

    Wakonyo and her baby benefitted from Kenya’s successful drive to extend PMTCT, which nearly halved new infections among children between 2009 and 2011. But, worryingly, the drive is losing impetus. PMTCT coverage fell by 20 percent in 2011-2012, says the Progress Report 2013 of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

    29 January 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Tanzania: New Guidelines Seek to Curb Mother to Child HIV Transmission

    FIRST Lady Mama Salma Kikwete on Wednesday launched the new guidelines on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Option B+ in Dar es Salaam, urging women to use the opportunity to test and access the services.

    23 January 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Intrauterine, postnatal growth unaffected by exposure to HIV, antenatal antiretrovirals

    Exposure to HIV and antenatal antiretrovirals did not significantly affect infants’ intrauterine or early postnatal growth, according to study results published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

    08 January 2014 | Healio
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