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Option B+ cuts mother-to-child HIV transmission dramatically in Malawi

Among women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) prior to pregnancy, early mother-to-child transmission in Malawi’s Option B+ programme compares favourably to transmission rates observed in developed countries, Sundeep

Published
24 February 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
During pregnancy, offering HIV testing at home doubles the proportion of male partners who test

A programme of home visits, partner education and HIV testing for couples in Kenya was able to double the proportion of men who tested during their partner’s

Published
24 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

Published
04 February 2016
From
The Guardian
For African women with HIV, not breastfeeding is not easy

Healthcare providers need to understand that for HIV-positive African women, following advice not to breastfeed in order to protect their babies from the virus takes a high emotional toll, a U.K. study suggests.

Published
29 January 2016
From
Reuters
Efavirenz-based treatment is safe and effective for young children with HIV exposed to nevirapine for PMTCT

Efavirenz-based treatment is a safe and effective treatment option for children living with HIV previously exposed to nevirapine for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)

Published
19 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Not having enough food linked with lower chances of sustained viral suppression for ART-treated breastfeeding mothers in Uganda

Not having enough food is associated with poorer chances of achieving a sustained viral suppression among antiretroviral-treated breastfeeding women in Uganda, investigators report in the online edition of

Published
12 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town

One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a surveillance study of childhood TB drug-resistance, presented by Professor

Published
05 January 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
2015 progress report on the global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive

This is the fourth annual report of the Global Plan, and it summarizes the progress made through December 2014.

Published
03 December 2015
From
UNAIDS
Data from 17 countries and territories in the Americas point to elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Seventeen countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on the eve of World AIDS Day (1 December). Nevertheless, an estimated 2,500 children in the Region were born with the virus in 2014.

Published
03 December 2015
From
PAHO/WHO
Saving lives saves money: preventing mother-to-child HIV infection saves NHS £3.1 billion

More than 5,000 babies across the UK have avoided being born with HIV in the last 15 years, because of the care received by their mothers before, during and after childbirth, according to figures announced today by the British HIV Association (BHIVA).

Published
27 November 2015
From
BHIVA press release

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