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ARVs a Bitter Pill to Swallow for Ugandan Children

For many of the 35,500 children in Uganda on HIV treatment, daily ARVs are too much of a bitter pill to swallow, especially if they don’t understand why they need them - Uganda’s policy is not to reveal their HIV status to children until they reach 13 years of age.

Published
08 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Risk of birth defects small with HIV drugs

The risks of birth defects in children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero are small when considering the clear benefit of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but where there are safe and effective alternatives, it might be appropriate to avoid use by pregnant women of drugs that may be associated with elevated risks of birth defects, such as zidovudine and efavirenz, according to a study published by French researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Published
30 April 2014
From
EurekAlert
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
More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
23 April 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
HIV: The power of positive thinking

At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

Published
15 April 2014
From
The Independent
South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
HIV incidence is high among pregnant and postpartum women and increases the risk of mother-to-child transmission

HIV incidence is high among pregnant and postpartum women and is associated with an increased risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a systematic review and

Published
25 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV and relationships

This edition of HIV Australia focuses on HIV and relationships. Contributors discuss research, and present personal and historical accounts about their own and others’ lived experiences. A broad spectrum of relationships are discussed, including sexual and platonic relationships, relationships with friends, family and peers, and relationships involving organisations and community.

Published
14 March 2014
From
HIV Australia
The maternal mental health of migrant women

Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

Published
14 March 2014
From
Better Health
Efavirenz-based ART matches lopinavir/ritonavir for perinatal HIV treatment

Pregnant women taking efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy had significantly better virologic outcomes at the time of delivery compared to those taking lopinavir/ritonavir in a randomised study in rural

Published
12 March 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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