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Early infant diagnosis for HIV: is it taking place early enough?

Current early infant diagnosis (EID) protocols may need to be revised in the light of current WHO guidelines on the prevention and treatment of HIV-infection in low-resourced

Published
13 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
Teenagers born with HIV tell of life under society's radar

HIV-positive youngsters who were infected before or at birth reveal their secret lives.

Published
12 March 2012
From
The Guardian
Lopinavir Bests Nevirapine for HIV in Kids

For treating children infected with HIV, the protease inhibitor combination of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) outperforms the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor nevirapine (Viramune), researchers suggested here.

Published
09 March 2012
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Controversy regarding strategic treatment interruptions in young children who start ART during infancy

Two studies generated conflicting data and rather mixed messages about whether it is safe or advisable to strategically interrupt treatment in children (STIC) who have initiated antiretroviral

Published
09 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
Time HIV Tx Starts Has No Impact on IQ

Neurological development of children infected with HIV does not appear to be influenced by the decision on when to start antiretroviral therapy, researchers said here.

Published
08 March 2012
From
MedPage Today
International Women's Day Call to Action: Integrate Family Planning and HIV Services to Save Women's Lives

Women who are at risk of unplanned pregnancy are also at risk of HIV, and vice versa so separation of these services no longer makes sense. The global health community must work to bring family planning and HIV services together - and quickly - to save women's lives.

Published
08 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
Lipoatrophy common in children receiving d4T in South Africa

Exposure to d4T (stavudine) among young children in sub-Saharan Africa remains the greatest risk factor for lipodystrophy syndrome (that includes lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) for a significant proportion of

Published
07 March 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
AIDS-Free Generation may remain elusive goal

Dr. Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha from UNICEF presented a sobering picture of the potential to eliminate 90 percent of HIV infections among children by 2015—the goal established by UNAIDS and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in June of 2011. 

Published
07 March 2012
From
Science Speaks
Keeping mothers in care: the real-world challenge for PMTCT programmes

Implementing new recommendations for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) using antiretroviral drugs has resulted in a significant reduction in new infant HIV infections in Zambia, a study

Published
07 March 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
Lopinavir/ritonavir cuts malaria risk in children with HIV

HIV-infected children in Tororo, Uganda, an area of high malaria transmission, on a lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, or Kaletra)-based antiretroviral (ART) regimen had a significantly lower risk of getting

Published
07 March 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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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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