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Over half of pregnant UK women with HIV present late for antenatal care

Women in the UK who have HIV (previously diagnosed or not) are more than twice as likely to present late for antenatal care than HIV-negative women, a survey

Published
15 September 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Mock graves at Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS conference symbolise child deaths

Mock graves at the recent Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS conference (5 to 9 September 2011) to symbolise 3% of 10,872 children who died due to AIDS related illnesses in 2010. more →

Published
14 September 2011
From
Key Correspondents
Parents Of Kyrgyz Children With HIV Plan Protest

The parents of some 40 Kyrgyz children infected with HIV through tainted blood transfusions are planning a mass protest, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Published
12 September 2011
From
Radio Free Europe
ZAMBIA: Low STI testing puts HIV-positive pregnant women at risk - Plus News

ZAMBIA: Low STI testing puts HIV-positive pregnant women at riskPlus NewsLUSAKA, 1 September 2011 (PlusNews) - While most pregnant women in Zambia are now tested for HIV, other sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis are not being diagnosed, placing the lives of thousands of women at risk. By the time Emily Banda*, ...Integrating Rapid Syphilis And HIV Testing For Pregnant Women Could Reduce ...Kaiser Family Foundationall 6 news articles »

Published
01 September 2011
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Crushed Kaletra Tablets Not Recommend for Children Living With HIV

Crushing Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) tablets to make the medication easier to take by children should be avoided, according to a new paper published ahead of print by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
01 September 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Performance of PMTCT in routine programme matches clinical trials, Botswana reports

Formula-fed infants born to women who started ART during pregnancy under routine programme conditions in Botswana, without frequent viral load monitoring or specialised care, were fourteen times less

Published
31 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Pre-chewed food may pose HIV threat to infants

A new study from South Africa found that more than two-thirds of mothers and other caregivers pre-chew food for their infants -- possibly putting those babies at risk of HIV if the caregiver is HIV-positive.

Published
30 August 2011
From
Reuters
Exclusive breastfeeding plan 'impractical'

Doctors in the HIV field and mothers infected with the virus have reacted with scepticism to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's announcement of an "exclusive breastfeeding" policy according to which the government will no longer provide free milk formula to HIV-positive mothers.

Published
26 August 2011
From
Mail & Guardian Online
Should Breastfeeding be an Option for HIV Positive Women in Developed Countries?

Women in industrialized countries who are on effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and have undetectable viral load should also be advised that breastfeeding may be an acceptable option, according to an opinion piece by Pamela Morrison, an international board-certified lactation consultant, and colleagues in the August 5, 2011, advance online edition of AIDS.

Published
25 August 2011
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
51% of HIV-affected households in Cambodia live in hunger: UNDP

Some 51 percent of the HIV/AIDS- infected households in Cambodia are living in hunger, said a new UN survey released here on Thursday, calling for more attention to the need for HIV-sensitive social protection mechanisms.

Published
25 August 2011
From
Xinhuanet.com

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