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New Zealand: Parents deny discriminating over HIV boy

Angry parents are sticking up for the Northland childhood centre which kicked out a four-year-old boy for being HIV-positive. The Aids Foundation has labelled the Mokopuna Early Childhood Education centre close-minded, irresponsible and guilty of wilful ignorance.

Published
10 May 2012
From
TVNZ
Michel Sidibé: Make Every Day Mother's Day

There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.

Published
10 May 2012
From
Huffington Post
British HIV Association launches new guidelines for treatment of people living with HIV in the UK

BHIVA (British HIV Association), the UK's leading association representing professionals in HIV care, has published final versions of guidelines for the treatment of people living with HIV in the UK and specific guidelines for treatment of pregnant women.

Published
09 May 2012
From
British HIV Association
UNAIDS launches "Believe it. Do it." action campaign to help end new HIV infections among children by 2015

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today launched a new campaign, "Believe it. Do it.", aimed at bringing attention and action to the global goal of ending new HIV infections among children by 2015 and ensuring mothers living with HIV remain healthy.

Published
09 May 2012
From
UNAIDS
Flash-heating breastmilk to inactivate HIV is feasible for women in resource-poor countries

An international team led by UC Davis researchers has found that mothers in sub-Saharan Africa could successfully follow a protocol for flash-heating breastmilk to reduce transmission of human immunodeficiency virus -- the virus that causes AIDS -- to their infants.

Published
03 May 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Anti-HIV drug use during pregnancy does not affect infant size, birth weight

Infants born to women who used the anti-HIV drug tenofovir as part of an anti-HIV drug regimen during pregnancy do not weigh less at birth and are not of shorter length than infants born to women who used anti-HIV drug regimens that do not include tenofovir during pregnancy, according to findings from a National Institutes of Health network study.

Published
02 May 2012
From
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Breastfeeding For Longer Plus Extended ART May Reduce Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Long-term results of the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition (BAN) randomized trial reveals that breastfeeding for a longer period along (6+ months) with antiretroviral therapy (ART) could help reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission as well as improve chances of infant's survival.

Published
30 April 2012
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Nigeria: U.S. Spends $3.3 Billion to Fight Aids in Country

THE United States government disclosed, yesterday, that in the last seven years, it has spent $3.3 billion to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, especially transmission from mother to child. This comes to $470 million spent annually on the pandemic.

Published
27 April 2012
From
AllAfrica
DRC: End of mother-to-child HIV transmission still a long way off

Poorly integrated maternal health services, a lack of human resources and a serious shortage of money for treatment mean the Democratic Republic of Congo is unlikely to meet the global plan of eliminating mother-to-child transmission by 2015.

Published
25 April 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Contraceptive requirement may have compromised FEM-PrEP study

A requirement that all participants take hormonal contraceptives may have been what led to the disappointing failure of a study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) targeted at single women,

Published
16 April 2012
By
Gus Cairns

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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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