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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
How schools are getting it wrong on HIV and Aids

Children have been humiliated in school and even excluded because many teachers are still badly informed.

Published
24 November 2015
From
The Guardian
12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs protect breastfeeding babies against HIV

A study from four countries in Africa, published in The Lancet, shows that providing babies with up to 12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs, while breastfeeding with their HIV-positive mothers, is highly effective at protecting them from infection, including in the 6–12 month period after birth which has not been analysed in previous research.

Published
23 November 2015
From
News-Medical.net
'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

Published
19 November 2015
From
Marie Claire
Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission has been reduced to 6.7 percent and is continuing to fall, putting Zimbabwe on track to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Published
19 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Study shows effectiveness of switching antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

A Columbia University study evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one antiretroviral treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy, the recommended drug for children older than three years, without risk of viral failure. The researchers reported that the treatment program resulted in excellent sustained virological control.

Published
06 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis

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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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