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  • Zambia: PMTCT Real Life Story

    The pain of living through the loss of three children was enough to discourage Constance Mudenda from ever contemplating parenting. When she was pregnant, her greatest desire was to have a child born free of HIV, and now she will continue to mentor her daughter to ensure she is protected from acquiring HIV.

    21 hours ago | Times of Zambia
  • There's a pill that prevents HIV — why are only gay men talking about it?

    Truvada is the HIV prevention pill that puts women in control.

    06 August 2014 | The Verge
  • Weaving HIV protection: UW researchers use fabric to protect women against infection

    Scientists use a method of weaving the drug into silk-like fibers that dissolve quickly when inserted into the vagina before sex, delivering a higher dose than is possible with other topical methods currently being tested.

    05 August 2014 | Business Journal
  • More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

    Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

    26 June 2014 | The Guardian
  • PrEPared to Fight: A Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention

    In 2000, Poppy Hillsborough* entered an office at San Francisco General Hospital with babies on her mind. Her boyfriend, Ted Morgan,* has HIV, and she wanted to know if she could have children with him without adopting or using expensive reproductive technology. If she thought of HIV medications at all, it was because they were keeping Morgan healthy. As far as Hillsborough was concerned, babies and meds were two different issues.

    19 June 2014 | BETA blog
  • Responding to sexual violence in armed conflict

    The global community has called for an end to rape in wartime, but the crime is less understood than typically acknowledged, and addressing it will demand local interventions.

    13 June 2014 | The Lancet
  • Marriage a Barrier to ARV treatment for Swazi Women (part two of a series on Option B+)

    This is the second in a three-part series of about women and Option B+ in Africa. "Although Swazi women have better health-seeking behaviour than men, they find it hard to deal with HIV because of socio-cultural barriers, says the study. Many HIV positive married women live in a dilemma between obeying their husbands or following the advice of the health workers."

    05 June 2014 | IPS
  • Uganda's struggle with schistosomiasis

    Efforts are underway to rid Uganda of the scourge of schistosomiasis but provision of clean water and good sanitation lags behind treatment efforts. The disease is linked to increased infection rates of HIV among girls.

    16 May 2014 | The Lancet
  • SOUTH AFRICA: HIV+ Women Sue for Forced Sterilisation

    More than a dozen HIV-positive Durban women are suing the provincial health department after they allege they were “forcibly” sterilised. An HIV-positive Gauteng woman recently won her case against that province’s health department and was awarded close to R500 000.

    01 May 2014 | Independent Online
  • Malawi to prioritise gender-based messages in response to HIV and TB

    A new civil society charter to tackle HIV and TB is prioritising gender-based messages to help change people’s behaviour.

    24 April 2014 | Key Correspondents
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