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Cash transfers plus care halve HIV risk behaviours in South African adolescents

Combining unconditional economic support in the form of government cash transfers, school feeding and food gardens, and psychosocial support (positive parenting and teacher social support) reduced incidence of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Marriage a Barrier to ARV treatment for Swazi Women (part two of a series on Option B+)

This is the second in a three-part series of about women and Option B+ in Africa. "Although Swazi women have better health-seeking behaviour than men, they find it hard to deal with HIV because of socio-cultural barriers, says the study. Many HIV positive married women live in a dilemma between obeying their husbands or following the advice of the health workers."

Published
05 June 2014
From
IPS
Ongoing challenges in providing PMTCT in Kenya and Malawi

Ongoing systemic issues are affecting the implementation of the 2010 World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes in Kenya, according to a study

Published
24 January 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Improved caregiver training helps HIV-infected children

Children born with HIV can live longer and richer lives if their caregivers receive training in ways to enhance the children’s development, according to research led by Michigan State University.

Published
15 August 2013
From
Michigan State University (press release)
Teens with HIV Need Transition to Adult Care

HIV-positive adolescents, who face isolation, ostracization, and confusion as they transition to adulthood, need sensitive and directed guidance to an adult healthcare provider, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Published
09 July 2013
From
Medpagetoday.com
Integrating HIV care into community health workers' role is a good model for southern Africa

A community health worker model of home-based preventive care, the Philani Intervention Program (PIP), resulted in significantly enhanced maternal and infant wellbeing among pregnant women living with and

Published
18 April 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Prince Harry Visits Schoolchildren in Lesotho, Speaks Out in Fight Against HIV

"Talking about HIV and understanding it isn't dangerous," Harry said at the Johannesburg dinner. "Denying it, or not knowing about it, definitely is. Our aim and hope is that we can influence a decline in the transmission of HIV and increase life expectancy, in a unique way for Lesotho: by addressing the psychological and social needs of the next generation, which is so important.”

Published
28 February 2013
From
Yahoo! News (blog)
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Pregnancy and TB/HIV

This article explains how to prevent and treat TB in pregnant women to protect both mother and child.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Swaziland: U.S. Government Announces USAID and Mothers2mothers (m2m) Partnership to End Pediatric Aids

]In a response to the high rate of AIDS deaths and pediatric HIV in Southern and Eastern Africa, the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and mothers2mothers (m2m) launched a five-year regional partnership today at an event in Manzini, Swaziland.

Published
24 January 2013
From
AllAfrica
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are essential to achieving an AIDS-free generation and improving outcomes in HIV-exposed children

This edition reviews recent evidence on point-of-care testing, on tests in development, and looks at experience of optimising performance of dried blood spot sampling.

Published
14 December 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
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