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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
Children exposed to HIV in the womb at increased risk for hearing loss

Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.

Published
21 June 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Booster dose of measles vaccine achieves high levels of protection for children taking effective HIV treatment

A booster dose of the measles vaccine produces protective antibody responses and immunologic memory in children receiving HIV therapy, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
21 June 2012
By
Michael Carter
WHO: Pregnant women with HIV should have access to optimal drug

With costs dropping for efavirenz, along with evidence showing it is safer than previously thought, the World Health Organization is recommending the medicine be given to pregnant women with HIV.

Published
20 June 2012
From
Science Speaks
'Breast Best' Policy Challenged in South Africa

In September last year, South Africa’s health minister Aaron Motsoaledi implemented a drastic and highly contentious measure. He announced that the government would no longer provide a free six-month supply of formula milk to HIV-infected mothers. Instead, its health facilities would encourage the women to exclusively breastfeed for at least the first six months of their babies’ lives.

Published
20 June 2012
From
Voice of America
Body & Soul's Director, Emma Colyer, awarded MBE

The announcement is a recognition of the huge role Emma has played in helping those living with HIV overcome their difficulties and lead productive and joyful lives.

Published
16 June 2012
From
Body & Soul
HIV Destroyed And Its Oral Transmission Blocked By Breast Milk In Humanized Mouse

"This study provides significant insight into the amazing ability of breast milk to destroy HIV and prevent its transmission," said J. Victor Garcia, PhD, senior author on the study and professor of medicine in the UNC Center for Infectious Diseases and the UNC Center for AIDS Research. "It also provides new leads for the isolation of natural products that could be used to combat the virus."

Published
16 June 2012
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Kenya: Raila Promises Drugs to Those Born With HIV

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has assured Kenyans born with HIV of a life-time supply of the drugs they need. The first generation of Kenyans born with the virus is in its 20s.

Published
15 June 2012
From
AllAfrica

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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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