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Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases?

Children die from cancer, heart disease and other non-infectious illnesses but they are in danger of being forgotten as global targets for action are drawn up, say health groups

Published
20 March 2012
From
The Guardian
Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya

Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country's leading private university.

Published
19 March 2012
From
Inter Press Service
How a glamorous French countess helps Burma's Aids orphans

The story of Albina du Boisrouvray's 20-year campaign to improve the lives of the country's 100,000 Aids sufferers can now be told.

Published
18 March 2012
From
The Observer
Treating HIV During Pregnancy Also Lowers Risk of Transmitting Hep C to Baby

For women living with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, using antiretroviral (ARV) therapy during pregnancy may lower the risk of transmitting both viruses to their infants, according to encouraging new data presented Tuesday, March 6, at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle.

Published
16 March 2012
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For women living with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, using antiretroviral (ARV) therapy during pregnancy may lower the risk of transmitting both viruses to their infants, according to encouraging new data presented Tuesday, March 6, at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle.

Published
16 March 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
Early infant diagnosis for HIV: is it taking place early enough?

Current early infant diagnosis (EID) protocols may need to be revised in the light of current WHO guidelines on the prevention and treatment of HIV-infection in low-resourced

Published
13 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
Teenagers born with HIV tell of life under society's radar

HIV-positive youngsters who were infected before or at birth reveal their secret lives.

Published
12 March 2012
From
The Guardian
Lopinavir Bests Nevirapine for HIV in Kids

For treating children infected with HIV, the protease inhibitor combination of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) outperforms the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor nevirapine (Viramune), researchers suggested here.

Published
09 March 2012
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Controversy regarding strategic treatment interruptions in young children who start ART during infancy

Two studies generated conflicting data and rather mixed messages about whether it is safe or advisable to strategically interrupt treatment in children (STIC) who have initiated antiretroviral

Published
09 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
Time HIV Tx Starts Has No Impact on IQ

Neurological development of children infected with HIV does not appear to be influenced by the decision on when to start antiretroviral therapy, researchers said here.

Published
08 March 2012
From
MedPage Today

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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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