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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
World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015

World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have launched a Global Plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.

Published
10 June 2011
From
UNAIDS
South Africa: New Policy Saves Thousands of Babies From HIV

Government has slashed the HIV transmission rate from pregnant mothers to their babies to merely 3.5 percent, potentially sparing some 67 000 babies from HIV infection.

Published
10 June 2011
From
AllAfrica
South Africa: Mother-to-child HIV transmission plummets

The rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission has fallen to 3.5 percent according to a national survey by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and researchers say the virtual elimination of vertical HIV transmission may now be possible by 2015.

Published
09 June 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
UK: Couples 'arbitrarily denied' IVF treatment, say MPs

The NHS has been is accused of inflicting further misery on childless couples by denying them access to IVF treatment which may be their last chance of becoming parents. Some 73% of health trusts are flouting NHS guidelines.

Published
07 June 2011
From
The Guardian
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

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