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Extended ART cost-effective for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new recommendation for the extended use of triple drug antiretroviral prophylaxis for mother and infant is highly cost-effective compared to the current short-course

Published
05 May 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Wins Webby and Webby People’s Voice Awards in 15th Annual Webby Contest

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s advocacy video, The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS is Now, was today named the Best Online Video in the Public Service and Activism category by the 15th Annual Webby Awards. In addition to winning a Webby Award, the Foundation’s video took top honors in the same category for The People’s Voice Awards, which is decided by the voting public.

Published
04 May 2011
From
Yahoo News
One in eight European children with HIV experienced failure of three drug classes within five years

One in eight children and adolescents receiving HIV treatment at major HIV clinics in Europe experienced failure of three classes of antiretroviral drugs after five years of

Published
26 April 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
HIV study claims one in eight children resistant to drugs

One in eight children born with HIV becomes resistant to the three main classes of drugs used to suppress the virus within five years of starting treatment.

Published
20 April 2011
From
The Guardian
KENYA: Management of sexually transmitted infections lags behind PMTCT

Failure to diagnose and treat syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among pregnant women in Kenya means thousands of mothers risk losing their children or passing on the infections to their unborn children. 

Published
19 April 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
First UK use of PrEP for couples hoping to have a child

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is starting to be used in the UK, to help HIV-positive men and their HIV-negative female partners have children together, Yvonne Gilleece told

Published
15 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Kenya: Fulfill Health Funding Pledges

Human Rights Watch's detailed research on access to health care in Kenya since 2007 has documented funding shortages and barriers to accessing obstetric care, palliative care, and HIV services for children, which have resulted in violations of the right to health. Key problems include a dysfunctional referral system between health facilities, a lack of properly trained and supported community health volunteers, and user fees.

Published
15 April 2011
From
Human Rights Watch
Young adults who were infected at birth: the complexities of lifelong HIV are increasingly apparent

Although 85% of young adults who take antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable viral load, the complexities and complications of lifelong HIV infection are becoming increasingly apparent, researchers told

Published
11 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-positive infants aids growth, reduces anaemia

Use of daily cotrimoxazole in untreated HIV-infected infants significantly improved growth and reduced anaemia, Andrew Prendergast and colleagues reported in new findings from an observational analysis of the

Published
11 April 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Money for Sterlisation Project Keen On South Africa

A controversial US project that pays drug users and alcoholics to undergo sterilisation or long-term contraception, is setting its sights on women living with HIV in South Africa.

Published
08 April 2011
From
AllAfrica

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