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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
Data from 17 countries and territories in the Americas point to elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Seventeen countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on the eve of World AIDS Day (1 December). Nevertheless, an estimated 2,500 children in the Region were born with the virus in 2014.

Published
03 December 2015
From
PAHO/WHO
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
Saving lives saves money: preventing mother-to-child HIV infection saves NHS £3.1 billion

More than 5,000 babies across the UK have avoided being born with HIV in the last 15 years, because of the care received by their mothers before, during and after childbirth, according to figures announced today by the British HIV Association (BHIVA).

Published
27 November 2015
From
BHIVA press release
12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs protect breastfeeding babies against HIV

A study from four countries in Africa, published in The Lancet, shows that providing babies with up to 12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs, while breastfeeding with their HIV-positive mothers, is highly effective at protecting them from infection, including in the 6–12 month period after birth which has not been analysed in previous research.

Published
23 November 2015
From
News-Medical.net
Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission has been reduced to 6.7 percent and is continuing to fall, putting Zimbabwe on track to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Published
19 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over their Condition

Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance. That is the major message from a pair of new studies in Philadelphia, one published early online this month in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and the other published in July in PLOS ONE.

Published
26 August 2015
From
Drexel Now
Uganda’s Health Information System, Use Of Data Helps Prevent Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Identifying opportunities to improve global health sometimes requires creative thinking and new collaborations. Today in Uganda, creative approaches are helping eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) and leading to fewer and fewer babies being born HIV-infected. Shifts in the national MTCT strategy have resulted in increased maternal antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage - 65% in 2012 to 87% in 2014.

Published
26 August 2015
From
ONE Blog
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