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HIV and Pregnancy – Prepared to Care

Dr Maria Lohan of Queen’s University Belfast describes a web-based educational resource for health care professionals to better understand the care needs of HIV affected women.

Published
02 December 2013
From
Sexual Health Research Network
African Commission condemns coerced sterilisation of HIV+ women

In a landmark pronouncement for women’s rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has condemned the coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV as a blatant violation of their fundamental rights, which are guaranteed under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Published
18 November 2013
From
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the US are planned

Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the United States are planned, research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
15 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
South African couples living with HIV are missing out on safer conception advice

Clinicians and counsellors may understand the right of people living with HIV to have children, but that doesn’t always mean they agree with their choices, according to

Published
11 July 2013
By
Laura Lopez Gonzalez
Majority of Italian HIV specialists would prescribe PrEP

Seventy per cent of Italian HIV specialists who answered an online survey would prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people in their care who ask for it, at least

Published
21 May 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Updated NICE guidelines revise treatment recommendations for people with fertility problems

The guidelines include recommendations for couples with HIV. They are essentially unchanged from the consultation version, stating that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not. As long as the man is on effective antiretroviral treatment and unprotected sex is limited to days when his partner is ovulating, “sperm washing may not further reduce the risk of infection.” However the guidance does not support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by the HIV-negative partner.

Published
20 February 2013
From
NICE press release
San Francisco: How men with HIV can safely become dads

Deon and his girlfriend, Caroline, are both being treated at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86 HIV/AIDS clinic, through a new program thought to be the first of its kind in the country that caters to straight men who are HIV positive and want to have a family. The program, called Positive Reproductive Outcomes for Men, offers reproductive counseling and care to heterosexual couples, and includes support groups for straight men who are HIV positive.

Published
07 February 2013
From
San Francisco Chronicle
"How are we going to have a baby? I’m positive and you’re not"

Joanna Moss of the African Health Policy Network (AHPN) looks at conception and fertility guidelines and services for people living with HIV in the UK.

Published
22 October 2012
From
HIV treatment update
Revised DHHS Guidelines for Perinatal Antiretroviral Use

The new guidelines offer more treatment options for pregnant HIV-infected women and explore the range of options available for safe conception in HIV-serodiscordant couples.

Published
03 September 2012
From
Journal Watch HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
Namibia court rules HIV-positive women sterilised without consent

In a landmark judgment for patients' and women's rights, the high court in Namibia on Monday ruled in favour of three women who claimed they had been sterilised without their informed consent. But the judge in the capital, Windhoek, rejected a claim that they had been targeted for sterilisation because they are HIV-positive.

Published
31 July 2012
From
The Guardian
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