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Eliminating paediatric HIV, men should play a part

Experts say very few men in Zimbabwe are involved in reproductive health issues.

Published
10 February 2014
From
The Zimbabwe Standard
Kenya: Parents not revealing HIV status to children

Many parents are not telling their HIV-infected children of their status, with some as old as 14 and possibly sexually active.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Standard
HIV-infected teens delaying treatment until advanced disease, US study shows

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Kenya’s Journey Towards Zero New HIV Infections Falters

Wakonyo and her baby benefitted from Kenya’s successful drive to extend PMTCT, which nearly halved new infections among children between 2009 and 2011. But, worryingly, the drive is losing impetus. PMTCT coverage fell by 20 percent in 2011-2012, says the Progress Report 2013 of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Published
29 January 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Ongoing challenges in providing PMTCT in Kenya and Malawi

Ongoing systemic issues are affecting the implementation of the 2010 World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes in Kenya, according to a study

Published
24 January 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Tanzania: New Guidelines Seek to Curb Mother to Child HIV Transmission

FIRST Lady Mama Salma Kikwete on Wednesday launched the new guidelines on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Option B+ in Dar es Salaam, urging women to use the opportunity to test and access the services.

Published
23 January 2014
From
AllAfrica
Long-term immune response to vaccines is impaired in people with HIV

The long-term immune response to most vaccines is impaired in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-anlaysis published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
22 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Merck Receives FDA Approval for ISENTRESS(R) (raltegravir) for Pediatric Oral Suspension

The oral suspension may be used in patients as young as four weeks of age, weighing at least 3 kg to less than 20 kg. The safety and efficacy of ISENTRESS have not been established in infants less than four weeks of age. Formulations of ISENTRESS for specific populations now include oral suspension, chewable tablets and film-coated tablets.

Published
09 January 2014
From
Wall Street Journal
Intrauterine, postnatal growth unaffected by exposure to HIV, antenatal antiretrovirals

Exposure to HIV and antenatal antiretrovirals did not significantly affect infants’ intrauterine or early postnatal growth, according to study results published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Published
08 January 2014
From
Healio
Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland

Lindiwe Dlamini breastfed her first two babies without any problem, but faced a dilemma with the third, or so she thought: “The worst thing that could happen to me is to infect my baby with HIV.”

Published
07 January 2014
From
Inter Press Service

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