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  • Improved caregiver training helps HIV-infected children

    Children born with HIV can live longer and richer lives if their caregivers receive training in ways to enhance the children’s development, according to research led by Michigan State University.

    15 August 2013 | Michigan State University (press release)
  • Teens with HIV Need Transition to Adult Care

    HIV-positive adolescents, who face isolation, ostracization, and confusion as they transition to adulthood, need sensitive and directed guidance to an adult healthcare provider, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    09 July 2013 | Medpagetoday.com
  • Prince Harry Visits Schoolchildren in Lesotho, Speaks Out in Fight Against HIV

    "Talking about HIV and understanding it isn't dangerous," Harry said at the Johannesburg dinner. "Denying it, or not knowing about it, definitely is. Our aim and hope is that we can influence a decline in the transmission of HIV and increase life expectancy, in a unique way for Lesotho: by addressing the psychological and social needs of the next generation, which is so important.”

    28 February 2013 | Yahoo! News (blog)
  • Swaziland: U.S. Government Announces USAID and Mothers2mothers (m2m) Partnership to End Pediatric Aids

    ]In a response to the high rate of AIDS deaths and pediatric HIV in Southern and Eastern Africa, the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and mothers2mothers (m2m) launched a five-year regional partnership today at an event in Manzini, Swaziland.

    24 January 2013 | AllAfrica
  • Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

    Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

    10 August 2012 | EurekAlert
  • DRC: Reducing the HIV risk of girls living on the street

    KINSHASA, 8 May 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Sarah, 16, started sleeping on the streets of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC), when she was only eight years old. She doesn't remember how she came to live on the streets, but thinks it was soon after her mother died.

    05 June 2012 | IRIN Plus News
  • School rejects HIV boy's siblings

    A primary school asked the parents of a four-year-old Whangarei boy with HIV to keep his two older siblings at home for their own safety after other parents came forward with concerns.

    15 May 2012 | New Zealand Herald
  • KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples

    The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

    05 April 2012 | IRIN Plus News
  • Rwanda - Helping babies grow up HIV-free

    NYAMATA, Rwanda, 2 April 2012 – In the small town of Nyamata, 45 minutes south of the nation’s capital, a comprehensive programme is giving the children of HIV-positive parents the best possible start in life.

    04 April 2012 | Manual Items
  • My Jakarta: Rudi Mulia, HIV Activist

    Every day, about 10 children in Indonesia are born or infected with HIV. And the stigma that comes along with HIV can be worse than the virus itself.

    23 March 2012 | Jakarta Globe
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