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Eliminating paediatric HIV, men should play a part

Experts say very few men in Zimbabwe are involved in reproductive health issues.

Published
10 February 2014
From
The Zimbabwe Standard
Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the US are planned

Only a fifth of pregnancies among women living with HIV in the United States are planned, research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
15 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Microbicide ring study shows users are reassured about discomfort but develop new worries about safety

A safety and acceptability study of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drugs dapivirine (TMC120) and/or maraviroc (Celsentri, Selzentry) shows that women using the ring generally found

Published
03 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Tenofovir vaginal ring protects monkeys on Depo-Provera against HIV-like virus

An intravaginal ring containing tenofovir protected all but one macaque monkey given hormonal contraceptives and repeatedly exposed to a hybrid human/simian virus similar to HIV, according to

Published
30 September 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Latin America’s Youth Face Hurdles to Jobs and Safe Sex

Shortcomings in the educational system in Latin America and the Caribbean fuel inequalities that remain hurdles to access to the labour market and safe sex for a large part of the region’s youth.

Published
14 August 2013
From
IPS
Integrated services can enhance global HIV, family planning efforts - research shows

A research project that looked into the cost, quality, health benefits and stigma reduction with integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health service delivery in Africa shows that there are benefits to integration.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Africa Science News
Africa’s Lowest Cost AIDS Prevention Strategy?

A new paper from PLOS NTDs suggests mass drug administration for schistosomiasis represents a highly cost-effective and even cost-saving approach for reducing HIV transmission in Africa.

Published
06 August 2013
From
PLOS blogs
Programmatic and research considerations for hormonal contraception for women at risk of HIV and women living with HIV

In early 2012 WHO convened a meeting of experts to discuss research on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk of HIV and those currently living with HIV. The conclusions and recommendations from the Consultation have already been published. However during the consultation multiple programmatic and research issues emerged, including priority knowledge gaps. This brief serves to highlight actions that programmes providing sexual and reproductive health and HIV-prevention services should undertake, in order to complement the Consultation’s recommendations. Directions for future research to address current gaps are noted.

Published
03 June 2013
From
World Health Organization
One-in-four deaths in pregnancy due to HIV in worst-affected countries

One-in-four pregnancy-related deaths is due to HIV in countries with a high HIV prevalence, a meta-analysis of 23 studies shows.HIV-infected women have eight times the

Published
09 April 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Study: In Malawi lifelong antiretroviral treatment for expectant moms “translates into saving more than 250,000 maternal life years”

A cost-effectiveness analysis of Option B+ in Malawi.

Published
27 March 2013
From
Science Speaks
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