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Triple ART reduces maternal death, premature and still birth, Mozambique / Malawi study shows

Women in Malawi and Mozambique on triple ART for three months or longer before giving birth were thirteen times less likely to die than women with no

Published
12 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Urgent need for guidance on management of heart disease risk in HIV-positive children

The majority of HIV-positive children who develop high cholesterol still have elevated cholesterol two years later, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
12 July 2011
By
Michael Carter
Anti-HIV drug Kaletra can cause adrenal problems in newborns

Using the anti-AIDS drug Kaletra prophylactically in newborn infants of HIV-positive women may cause potentially life-threatening adrenal problems in some of the infants, French researchers reported Tuesday.

Published
06 July 2011
From
Los Angeles Times
SOUTH AFRICA: Reproductive services could open door to HIV prevention

A study in Durban found that that while two-thirds of newly diagnosed pregnant women did tell their partners they were HIV positive, only half of them reported that their partner had been tested for HIV as a result.

Published
01 July 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
The illusions of psychiatry

How objective is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? Why is the pyschiatric profesison so dependent on the pharmaceutical industry for status? Why is the behaviour of  American children increasingly the trigger to medicate them?

Published
28 June 2011
From
New York Review of Books
Treatment in children and adolescents

With South Africa’s current PPTCT guidelines, breastfeeding infants have a much better chance of staying HIV-negative too. Giving nevirapine to infants for the duration of breastfeeding

Published
27 June 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
South Africa is moving towards an AIDS-free generation, and improving survival in children living with HIV

Reductions in vertical HIV transmission to infants and improvement in paediatric survival attributable to the scale of and quality improvement of prevention of parent-to-child transmission (PPTCT) and antiretroviral

Published
22 June 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
KENYA: Poor adherence threatens paediatric ARV programme

As Kenya puts more HIV-positive children on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, experts are warning that unless more effort is put into ensuring the medicines are taken regularly, widespread treatment failure could result.

Published
22 June 2011
From
IRIN PLusNews
Invitation to test for HIV ups test rate among male partners of pregnant women in South Africa

Providing pregnant women with a written invitation to test for HIV for their male sexual partners significantly increased the numbers of males attending HIV voluntary counselling and testing

Published
21 June 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
MALAWI: Local myths stall paediatric HIV treatment

Caregivers were reluctant to start sick, HIV-positive children on ARVs because they believed the children’s bodies were too weak for pills and their blood was “still raw”, but that as it “ripened” with time, HIV-related opportunistic infections would leave them.

Published
14 June 2011
From
IRIN Plus News

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