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DNDi and Cipla to Develop 4-in-1 Paediatric Antiretroviral Drug Combination

The goal of the collaboration between DNDi and Cipla is to develop a 4-in-1 ARV combination product for HIV-infected children under the age of three years, including those who have been exposed to drugs while in the womb, and also those who are co-infected with TB.

Published
20 July 2012
From
DNDi
'Urgent action' needed if sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate child HIV infection

UNAids report highlights six countries in region in danger of failing to meet UN target of cutting child HIV infections by 90%.

Published
19 July 2012
From
The Guardian
ViiV Healthcare Expands Commitment to Addressing Gaps in Paediatric HIV Research, Care and Treatment

These efforts are part of the company's Paediatric Innovation Seed Fund. They include a public-private partnership with CHAI and Mylan Laboratories Limited, a subsidiary of US-based Mylan Inc., to submit a registration file for a new dispersible formulation of a fixed dose combination for paediatric patients in resource-limited settings. ViiV Healthcare is also providing grants of nearly 3 million pounds to five organisations to improve paediatric HIV research, care and treatment access in resource-limited settings.

Published
18 July 2012
From
Viiv Healthcare press release
Malawi: Routine test offer at immunisation clinics improves early infant HIV diagnosis

Integration of testing for early infant diagnosis was acceptable and feasible at a government immunisation clinic (IC); the proportion of infants who received provider-initiated testing and counselling

Published
13 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Early antiretroviral therapy improves neurodevelopment in HIV-positive infants

Starting antiretroviral therapy soon after birth improves neurodevelopment in HIV-positive infants, South African investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. The development observed in children who

Published
11 July 2012
By
Michael Carter
HIV-Aids: Links with family planning bring benefits

Ethiopian policy makers, faced with a rapidly expanding population and rising numbers of HIV-Aids infections, decided to tackle both problems together.

Published
09 July 2012
From
Financial Times
Pregnancy rate among HIV-positive women in the UK has increased significantly

The pregnancy rate among HIV-positive women in the UK increased significantly between 2000 and 2009, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. There were rises in incidence

Published
03 July 2012
By
Michael Carter
Second Edition of UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape Report Published

The second edition of the UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape is now available online. First published in June 2011, the report has proven a critical tool for those interested in understanding the pipeline for HIV point-of-care diagnostics, including global health institutions, health care providers, investors, and developers. The 2012 edition represents UNITAID’s continued effort to map the landscape of existing and pipeline products and provides updated information on progress in the development of these important technologies.

Published
26 June 2012
From
UNITAID
VOA News Examines South African Policy Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding For Mothers With HIV

VOA News examines the South African government's decision in September 2011 to stop providing a free six-month supply of infant formula to mothers with HIV and have "its health facilities ... encourage the women to exclusively breastfeed for at least the first six months of their babies' lives."

Published
21 June 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
New SOGC guidelines focus on how to help HIV-positive Canadians plan a safe pregnancy

A new clinical practice guideline helps doctors, nurses and midwives assist HIV-positive individuals or couples with their fertility and pregnancy planning decisions.

Published
21 June 2012
From
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

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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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