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In Option B+, side-effects and needing time to think are key reasons for not taking HIV medication

A qualitative study of women in Malawi who chose not to take HIV treatment as part of the country’s Option B+ programme, or who interrupted their treatment,

Published
19 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Studies probe retention in HIV care for women who start antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy

Engaging lay counsellors to provide a combination package of evidence-based interventions in Nyanza, Kenya and addressing partner disclosure, as well as pre-treatment education about the benefits of antiretroviral

Published
01 March 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Option B+ has enabled Malawi to make significant progress towards 90-90-90

In four years, Malawi’s treatment cascade for pregnant women has been transformed so that the proportion of women with HIV who are diagnosed has gone from 49

Published
27 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis provides no benefit for HIV-exposed uninfected children

Challenging current guidelines, prolonged use of cotrimoxazole (CTX) may not be necessary for HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children in low mortality, non-malarial settings with low risk for late mother-to-child

Published
25 February 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Option B+ cuts mother-to-child HIV transmission dramatically in Malawi

Among women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) prior to pregnancy, early mother-to-child transmission in Malawi’s Option B+ programme compares favourably to transmission rates observed in developed countries, Sundeep

Published
24 February 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
During pregnancy, offering HIV testing at home doubles the proportion of male partners who test

A programme of home visits, partner education and HIV testing for couples in Kenya was able to double the proportion of men who tested during their partner’s

Published
24 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

Published
04 February 2016
From
The Guardian
Efavirenz-based treatment is safe and effective for young children with HIV exposed to nevirapine for PMTCT

Efavirenz-based treatment is a safe and effective treatment option for children living with HIV previously exposed to nevirapine for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)

Published
19 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Not having enough food linked with lower chances of sustained viral suppression for ART-treated breastfeeding mothers in Uganda

Not having enough food is associated with poorer chances of achieving a sustained viral suppression among antiretroviral-treated breastfeeding women in Uganda, investigators report in the online edition of

Published
12 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
2015 progress report on the global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive

This is the fourth annual report of the Global Plan, and it summarizes the progress made through December 2014.

Published
03 December 2015
From
UNAIDS
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