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Early infant HIV testing at birth and at 6 weeks of age will save lives, extend life expectancy and is cost-effective for South Africa, study finds

Early infant HIV diagnosis in South Africa will save lives, extend life expectancy and be cost-effective, according to a modelling study published in the online edition

Published
22 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Pregnant and diagnosed with HIV: the group providing support for mothers

mothers2mothers (M2M) is an Africa-based NGO that has helped 1.4 million HIV-positive mothers in nine sub-Saharan African countries.

Published
06 September 2016
From
The Guardian
Maternal HIV status may disrupt normal microbiome development in uninfected infants

A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.

Published
29 July 2016
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Early HIV treatment: mothers say they need time to think

Findings from the first randomised controlled trial to date evaluating postpartum antiretroviral therapy (ART) for women with high CD4 cell counts (over 400 cells/mm3) highlight a critical need

Published
26 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Women with HIV have higher risk of loss to follow-up and death after delivery

Despite the widespread implementation of Option B+ (lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant and breastfeeding women regardless of CD4 cell count) postpartum HIV-positive women remain at higher risk

Published
26 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Phone and home visit follow-up and appointment trackers improve retention in HIV care for pregnant women and new mothers

Phone and home visit follow-ups, improved use of appointment books to track attendance and patient-held appointment calendars resulted in significant increases in retention in care among HIV-positive pregnant

Published
26 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
South Africa has driven mother-to-child HIV transmission down to 4%

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV at population level was just over 4% at 18 months follow-up in South Africa, Ameena Goga, presenting on behalf of the South African

Published
20 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
HIV treatment programmes need to prepare for the 'youth bulge', South African experience shows

Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin

Published
19 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
NIH-led effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
08 July 2016
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Migration and maternity care - getting through the charging labyrinth

Thousands of pounds in charges, complex rules and administrative errors mean many migrant women are missing essential maternity care. Maternity Action’s new advice service helps pregnant women get the care they need.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Migrants' Rights Network
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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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