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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
Watch for malnutrition risk in children with HIV after starting ART

One in nine HIV-infected children with advanced illness was hospitalised with severe malnutrition within 12 weeks of starting antiretroviral and these children had a 15-fold increased risk of

Published
29 March 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Understanding the needs of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia

With growing numbers of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia there are concerns that their psychosocial, sexual health and reproductive health needs are not being met.

Published
29 March 2011
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
New framework to eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies

The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa has come a step closer with the endorsement of a new regional framework following a three-day consultation in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month. The consultation

Published
28 March 2011
From
UNAIDS
UK: New support camp for HIV-positive teenagers

A new support camp for HIV-positive 13-17 year olds living in the UK, which was held for the first time last summer, was an overwhelmingly positive experience for the children involved, according to an evaluation carried out by Sigma Research.

Published
28 March 2011
From
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Expanded access to ART has the potential to avert millions of AIDS orphans in Africa

Universal adult access to antiretroviral therapy compared to current roll-out could prevent over 4 million more children being orphaned because of HIV in the sub-Saharan African countries

Published
28 March 2011
By
Michael Carter
Fertility treatment can use semen from men with HIV

Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn't, according to a new review of past studies.

Published
27 March 2011
From
Reuters
Fertility treatment can use semen from men with HIV

Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn't, according to a new review of past studies.

Published
25 March 2011
From
Reuters
KENYA: Stepping up paediatric TB diagnosis

"It is extremely difficult to diagnose tuberculosis in children, unlike in adults, and the low knowledge among many health workers of the symptoms of the disease in children means many children die," said Joseph Sitienei, head of the National Leprosy and TB Control Programme. "Even among children where it is detected, it is done late, meaning they are enrolled late on treatment."

Published
24 March 2011
From
IRIN Plus News

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