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UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Thailand today received validation from WHO for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, becoming the first country in Asia and the Pacific region and also the first with a large HIV epidemic to ensure an AIDS-free generation.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Thailand Shows the Way Towards an HIV-Free World

Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. This week, the World Health Organization is formally declaring that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
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
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