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Ugandan activists fear ‘nonsensical’ HIV law increases infection of children

Medical experts and HIV activists fear Uganda’s HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act is having the opposite effect and causing people to shy away from seeking treatment.

Published
26 October 2014
From
Key Correspondents
Linking violence against women with HIV and AIDS in Pakistan

Global literature and research shows that the relationship between violence against women and HIV risk is undeniable, complex and involves multiple pathways. Violence against women places women at an increased risk of HIV both through direct risk of infection and through creating an environment in which women are unable to adequately protect themselves from HIV...This involves chronically abusive relationships where women are repeatedly exposed to the same perpetrator.

Published
26 October 2014
From
Daily Ties, Pakistan
Infants in southern Africa start antiretroviral therapy late with advanced disease

Three quarters of infants starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) across eleven clinics in southern Africa had severe HIV disease and 87.2% met the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) definition

Published
21 October 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
HIV stigma starts young, but can be corrected, African schoolchildren's study shows

A study conducted among nearly 40,000 school students aged 12 to 14 in nine southern African countries shows that in some countries over a fifth of students

Published
15 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Early HIV drugs are 'not a cure'

Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure for HIV, according to doctors treating a baby in Milan.

Published
03 October 2014
From
BBC Health
Study Supports Earlier Initiation of HAART in HIV-Infected Children

New research supports early initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in children with HIV infection.

Published
03 October 2014
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Magnetic Love and Making Healthy Babies - Carolina's story

Carolina describes her use of pre-exposure prophylaxis in order to have a baby with her HIV-positive partner.

Published
02 October 2014
From
My PrEP Experience (blog)
Is A Study Of HIV Treatment For Mothers In Africa Unethical?

A global health controversy erupted this summer when the prominent scientific journal Nature ran an article entitled “HIV trial attacked.” Within, commentators squared off over whether a huge ongoing study provides suboptimal and thus unethical treatment options to mothers with HIV in the developing world.

Published
02 October 2014
From
Health Affairs (blog)
Flu shots effective in pregnant women with or without HIV

Tests conducted in 2011 and 2012 show that the influenza vaccine effectively prevents flu infections in pregnant women, whether or not they are infected with HIV.

Published
11 September 2014
From
Reuters
Pregnant women need more support on looking after their own health after childbirth – could help retention in Option B+ programmes

Many women living with HIV believe that HIV care for the mother’s own health is unimportant once the baby is born, especially if the infant tests HIV

Published
10 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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