Search through all our worldwide HIV and AIDS news and features, using the topics below to filter your results by subjects including HIV treatment, transmission and prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections.

Families and children news

Show

From To
Ministers Meet To Discuss Global Plan To Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children

UNAIDS and PEPFAR recently brought together the ministers of health and representatives of the 22 countries with the most new HIV cases among children to discuss progress on the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive agreed to at the 2011 U.N. High-Level Meeting on AIDS, according to a UNAIDS press release.

Published
25 May 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
In HIV Prevention, Protect the Mothers: A Message to the World Health Assembly 2012

Women with HIV — more than anyone — want to ensure their babies are born free of HIV. However, we are concerned that talking about "saving babies" without putting equal emphasis on upholding women's rights to safety and good health care is a short-term, unsustainable approach to the issue.

Published
23 May 2012
From
RH Reality Check
Newly discovered breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV

Antibodies that help to stop the HIV virus have been found in breast milk. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center isolated the antibodies from immune cells called B cells in the breast milk of infected mothers in Malawi.

Published
23 May 2012
From
EurekAlert (press release)
NICE says sperm washing is no safer than effective treatment and timed intercourse

Draft UK guidance on fertility treatment says that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not.

Published
22 May 2012
By
Roger Pebody
Kenya: Doctors who played God

More than 35 HIV positive women are considering taking action against hospitals and their husbands or family members who participated in their sterilisation. They insist that they were sterilised through coercion, and sometimes without their knowledge, because they were HIV positive.

Published
21 May 2012
From
Daily Nation
Treat the mother - save the baby

A new report suggests that paying more attention to their mothers’ health, and focusing on certain damaging but treatable diseases, could be one key to tackling neonatal mortality.

Published
21 May 2012
From
IRIN
School rejects HIV boy's siblings

A primary school asked the parents of a four-year-old Whangarei boy with HIV to keep his two older siblings at home for their own safety after other parents came forward with concerns.

Published
15 May 2012
From
New Zealand Herald
Drug Labels Often Lack Pediatric Information

Next time you examine prescription drug information for a child, chances are that suitable safety or dosing data will be lacking. Why?

Published
11 May 2012
From
Pharmalot
New Zealand: Parents deny discriminating over HIV boy

Angry parents are sticking up for the Northland childhood centre which kicked out a four-year-old boy for being HIV-positive. The Aids Foundation has labelled the Mokopuna Early Childhood Education centre close-minded, irresponsible and guilty of wilful ignorance.

Published
10 May 2012
From
TVNZ
Michel Sidibé: Make Every Day Mother's Day

There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.

Published
10 May 2012
From
Huffington Post

Filter by country

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
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.