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Malawi High Court Affirms Human Rights Approach to Criminalisation of HIV Transmission and Exposure

The appellant is a woman living with HIV who was convicted of negligently and recklessly doing an act which is “likely to spread the infection of any disease which is dangerous to life” under section 192 of the Malawi Penal Code for accidentally breastfeeding another person’s child. Her conviction and sentence have been overturned and set aside.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Southern African Litigation Centre
Starting treatment quickly after diagnosis is not harmful for adolescents, Zimbabwe study finds

A lack of lengthy preparation before starting HIV treatment does not result in an increased risk of death or loss to follow-up in adolescents, a

Published
25 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Study Explores How to Tell Children They Have HIV

For the past two years, Rachel King, PhD, MPH, an academic coordinator at UCSF Global Health Sciences, has been helping Ugandan parents and caregivers find developmentally appropriate ways to tell their children that the child has HIV.

Published
20 January 2017
From
UCSF News Services
Risk of pregnancy loss among smokers much higher for women with HIV

Smoking “dramatically” increases the risk of pregnancy loss – miscarriage or stillbirth – in HIV-positive women, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
11 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Risk score accurately predicts which pregnant and postpartum women would benefit most from PrEP

A risk score based on routine assessments carried out during antenatal care in resource-limited settings can accurately predict which pregnant and breastfeeding women have an especially high risk

Published
10 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Viral load rebounds in a third of women who start HIV therapy during pregnancy or postpartum, South African study shows

Approximately one-third of HIV-positive women who attain viral suppression after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy experience a significant rebound in viral load in the year after giving

Published
04 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Liverpool leads research project to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV

(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine have been awarded a grant of up to US$ 8.9 million (GBP £5.8m) to lead a multinational research consortium that aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Published
01 December 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
New HIV prevention products will need marketing and effective health services to reach the people who need them

There is a naivety among many HIV prevention researchers and advocates about the steps needed to introduce and implement new HIV prevention technologies such as oral pre-exposure

Published
24 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
No evidence that contaminated nelfinavir led to increased risk of birth abnormalities or cancer

HIV-negative infants potentially exposed in utero to doses of the HIV protease inhibitor nelfinavir (Viracept) contaminated with the toxic compound ethyl methyl sulfone (EMS) did not have an

Published
10 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use by Breastfeeding HIV-Uninfected Women

In our study we wanted to understand whether drugs currently used for PrEP are excreted into breast milk and then absorbed by the breastfeeding infant in clinically significant concentrations when taken orally by their HIV-uninfected mothers to reduce their risk of acquiring HIV.

Published
29 September 2016
From
MedicalResearch.com

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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