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Pregnant women need more support on looking after their own health after childbirth – could help retention in Option B+ programmes

Many women living with HIV believe that HIV care for the mother’s own health is unimportant once the baby is born, especially if the infant tests HIV

Published
10 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
New Book to Feature a Decade of Early AIDS Activists' Portraits

The entire collection of 225 portraits, personal statements and negatives has been archived in the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University (NYU). But much of Bill Bytsura's collection of large format photographs of a decade of AIDS activists -- from the well-known to those never publicly recognized, from those who have survived to those who lost their lives soon after the photos were taken -- has not been published. Now, Bytsura is launching a fundraising campaign to produce a high-quality book with many of these stunning images.

Published
10 September 2014
From
The Body
HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: vulnerability - World Health Organization

Certain key population groups are more vulnerable to HIV infection and have poorer access to services for testing, counselling, treatment and care. These include people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, migrants, prisoners and and transgender people. Thirteen of 28 European countries (46%) have reported that some of their laws, regulations or policies presented obstacles to effective HIV prevention, treatment and care, and support for key populations and other vulnerable subpopulations.

Published
10 September 2014
From
WHO
Report: Southern HIV/AIDS epidemic dramatically worsened by failure to expand

Southern states now have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease, and the most people dying from it, according to Rainey Campbell, executive director of the Southern AIDS Coalition. A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts makes clearer than ever just how mean-spirited and morally bankrupt the decision of state lawmakers and Governor McCrory to turn down federally-funded Medicaid coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income North Carolinians is turning out to be.

Published
10 September 2014
From
NC Policy Watch
UN: Indonesia's New President Must Fill Funding Gap in HIV Fight

Indonesia, one of only three countries in the Asia-Pacific region that is seeing a trend of increased HIV infections, must plug a $30 million funding gap in its fight against HIV, a U.N. health official said on Wednesday.

Published
10 September 2014
From
Voice of America
Uganda: Aids Patients Reject Bitter ARVs

The Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicine (UCAEM) has asked government to withdraw and cease use of non-film coated tenofovir and lamivudine, dubbing the drug combination as notoriously bitter. "People living with HIV will more likely stop taking treatment than use this medicine," said Margaret Happy, the advocacy officer of the International Community of Women in East Africa (ICWEA).

Published
10 September 2014
From
Allafrica.com
India's AIDS department merger angers activists

Activists are concerned about the Indian Government's decision to merge its AIDS control and health and welfare departments.

Published
09 September 2014
From
The Lancet
Gilead close to sending $84,000 drug to poor countries

Gilead Sciences Inc. is close to a pact with generic drugmakers to bring low-cost versions of its $84,000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to about 80 developing countries including India, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

Published
09 September 2014
From
Bloomberg
Why maps matter: Delivering the right HIV services in the right place at the right time

In the third phase of PEPFAR, strategic planning is more urgently needed than ever. The following is a guest post by Anita Datar of the Health Policy Project on the role of geographical information systems in that planning.

Published
09 September 2014
From
Science Speaks
Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

“Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems,” The Independent reports, as well as “bad experiences with their GP”. A UK survey found striking disparities in survey responses compared to heterosexuals.

Published
09 September 2014
From
NHS Behind the Headlines

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