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Poor knowledge of partner HIV status among South African women with recent pregnancy

Over 40% of women with recent pregnancy and a third of men with recent partner pregnancy do not know the HIV infection status of their partner, research

Published
29 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Second analysis concludes that we can't eliminate the long-term possibility of HIV transmission from someone on treatment

A study that estimates the risk that someone living with HIV and taking antiretroviral therapy could transmit the virus reports that, on the basis of the

Published
31 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Is HIV Transmission Risk Really Near Zero If HIV+ Heterosexual Partners Are on ART?

Serodiscordant heterosexual couples in which the positive partner has been on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) for more than 6 months may have an HIV transmission risk as high as 13 per 100,000 sex acts -- but the risk could also be zero -- according to an estimate based on a systematic review described in the April 9 online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
23 May 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
NHS organisations ordered to stop denying couples infertility treatment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has criticised GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England for betraying the NHS's guiding principle of access to treatment by operating a "postcode lottery" on IVF. NHS bodies in England and Wales are supposed to offer three cycles of IVF to infertile women up to the age of 40, but the policy is widely ignored.

Published
15 May 2014
From
The Guardian
As mixed-status HIV couples weigh risks, more choose to conceive the old-fashioned way

Couples in which one or both partners are HIV-positive have been using adoption, surrogacy or donor eggs or sperm for years, but those avenues are often in­cred­ibly expensive. Today, some doctors are endorsing intercourse without a condom as another option, provided the infected person’s viral load is low and the person takes medication regularly.

Published
25 April 2014
From
Washington Post
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
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