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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
KENYA: Management of sexually transmitted infections lags behind PMTCT

Failure to diagnose and treat syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among pregnant women in Kenya means thousands of mothers risk losing their children or passing on the infections to their unborn children. 

Published
19 April 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
First UK use of PrEP for couples hoping to have a child

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is starting to be used in the UK, to help HIV-positive men and their HIV-negative female partners have children together, Yvonne Gilleece told

Published
15 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Kenya: Fulfill Health Funding Pledges

Human Rights Watch's detailed research on access to health care in Kenya since 2007 has documented funding shortages and barriers to accessing obstetric care, palliative care, and HIV services for children, which have resulted in violations of the right to health. Key problems include a dysfunctional referral system between health facilities, a lack of properly trained and supported community health volunteers, and user fees.

Published
15 April 2011
From
Human Rights Watch
Young adults who were infected at birth: the complexities of lifelong HIV are increasingly apparent

Although 85% of young adults who take antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable viral load, the complexities and complications of lifelong HIV infection are becoming increasingly apparent, researchers told

Published
11 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-positive infants aids growth, reduces anaemia

Use of daily cotrimoxazole in untreated HIV-infected infants significantly improved growth and reduced anaemia, Andrew Prendergast and colleagues reported in new findings from an observational analysis of the

Published
11 April 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Money for Sterlisation Project Keen On South Africa

A controversial US project that pays drug users and alcoholics to undergo sterilisation or long-term contraception, is setting its sights on women living with HIV in South Africa.

Published
08 April 2011
From
AllAfrica
Steep rise in number of HIV-exposed infants in US emphasises importance of prevention services

Continued investment is needed if rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the US are to remain low, investigators write in the online edition of the Journal

Published
07 April 2011
By
Michael Carter
More families are adopting HIV-positive children

While most adoptions present challenges, there's a distinctive set of them facing parents who decide to adopt children living with HIV. A twice-daily medication regimen, lingering prejudice and fear, uncertainty about the child's longevity and marriage prospects.

Published
03 April 2011
From
The Seattle Times
Breastfeeding infants with HIV may develop drug resistance from ARVs in breast milk

Two thirds of breastfeeding infants infected after birth, born to mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ART), developed resistance to one or more antiretroviral drugs according to Clement Zeh and

Published
31 March 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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