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The living legacy of the Global Plan: eliminating HIV in children

The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) has released a special supplement on the incredible journey of the Global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan), which documents the history of the Global Plan and outlines what the future holds as efforts to end AIDS among women, children and adolescents accelerate.

Published
20 April 2017
From
UNAIDS
Study shows that HIV-positive nursing mothers in London can struggle to obtain and afford formula milk

Many HIV-positive nursing mothers in London are struggling to meet the financial costs of formula feed, according to research presented to the recent conference of

Published
18 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
The U.S. Should Continue Its Fight against AIDS in Children

PEPFAR is a standout example of how to achieve great things through strategic U.S. foreign-assistance investments — and of how public–private partnerships can wed the efficiencies of the private sector with the scale and reach of the public sector. By maintaining the program’s funding — something we both advocate — the United States and this administration will be well positioned to celebrate a historic public-health achievement: the end of the AIDS epidemic for an entire generation of children.

Published
10 April 2017
From
National Review
PrEP should be given to all breastfed babies, researchers say

An international group of researchers involved in the ANRS 12174 randomised controlled trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for infants say that it is high time

Published
05 April 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Big Drop in Number of U.S. Babies Born With HIV

The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped from 216 in 2002 to 69 in 2013. More than 80 percent of new cases are from ethnic minority mothers and almost 40% occur in five Southern states.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Web MD
Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation in HIV care and resulting viral suppression, according to findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

Published
21 February 2017
From
Healio
Tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz less likely to cause adverse birth outcomes than other regimens, Botswana study finds

Infants exposed to an antiretroviral regimen of tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz (Atripla) from conception experienced fewer adverse birth outcomes compared to other three-drug regimens, according to a study

Published
16 February 2017
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
How Thailand eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.

Published
09 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Viral load rebounds in a third of women who start HIV therapy during pregnancy or postpartum, South African study shows

Approximately one-third of HIV-positive women who attain viral suppression after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy experience a significant rebound in viral load in the year after giving

Published
04 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
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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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