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Treating HIV-Positive Teens At Pediatric Clinics Lowers Risk Of Therapy Discontinuation

Results from a recent study suggest that adolescents with HIV who are treated at pediatric clinics are less likely to discontinue antiretroviral therapy than adolescents treated at adult clinics.

Published
17 November 2011
From
The AIDS Beacon
What it means to be an HIV positive couple with a positive child

I am Innocent Bitandema, a 41-year-old peasant. I am married to Gloria Ahimbisibwe, a housewife aged 35 with four children. In 2004, I started coughing and I had on and off fever. When the cough became profuse, I went to the health centre where I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). go →

Published
16 November 2011
From
Key Correspondents
Immunisation doesn't prevent mother-to-child HIV transmissions, but approach should not be abandoned, says expert

An experimental immunisation does not confer any addition protection against mother-to-child transmission of HIV compared to single-dose nevirapine, investigators report in the December 1st edition of the Journal of

Published
15 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

Published
10 November 2011
From
NDTV
US embraces treatment as prevention policy to achieve global 'AIDS-free generation'

The United States is now committed to a policy of creating the first AIDS-free generation by using antiretroviral treatment as the central tool in a strategy to

Published
08 November 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Out of the Dark: An implementers’ guide to managing TB in children

This report will outline the current state of paediatric TB care, looking at current practices, new developments and research needs – in paediatric TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Published
28 October 2011
From
MSF
AIDS leads to increase in child-headed households in Mozambique

The spread of HIV/AIDS has led to an increase in child-headed households in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. An estimated 24 thousand homes in the country are made up entirely of children, according to UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund.

Published
20 October 2011
From
UN Radio
Romania: Adolescents With HIV Have More Neurocognitive Disorders

Researchers in Romania have found a high rate of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in a cohort of young adults who acquired HIV infections parenterally during childhood.

Published
18 October 2011
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support

Gus Cairns looks at the new Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
China: The children of 'Aids village'

In China, entire villages of children have been robbed of a normal childhood by HIV. We visit one of them.

Published
13 October 2011
From
Today

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