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Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

10 August 2012
Mobile technologies playing a growing role in HIV care and treatment support

A number of studies presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC highlighted potentially important roles for mobile phone technology in the delivery of

27 July 2012
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Why Zambians don't test and treat

A study amongst 2443 people in Zambia, recruited from HIV clinics and community organisations, found that social ostracism, rejection by sexual partners and fear of not being

26 July 2012
Gus Cairns
School rejects HIV boy's siblings

A primary school asked the parents of a four-year-old Whangarei boy with HIV to keep his two older siblings at home for their own safety after other parents came forward with concerns.

15 May 2012
New Zealand Herald
KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples

The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

05 April 2012
IRIN Plus News
How a glamorous French countess helps Burma's Aids orphans

The story of Albina du Boisrouvray's 20-year campaign to improve the lives of the country's 100,000 Aids sufferers can now be told.

18 March 2012
The Observer
Medicalizing HIV: Will Social Services Get Squeezed Out?

OAKLAND Calif Major medical breakthroughs over the past year in the treatment of HIVAIDS are setting off some surprising alarm bells While praised for their lifesaving potential they are causing a change in the dynamics of HIVAIDS care they are causing a change in the dynamics of HIV/AIDS care – a shift that may squeeze out social services needed to support patients while they’re in treatment.

20 January 2012
New American Media
Delhi govt to give pension to HIV patients, orphans

The Delhi government plans to grant pensions to HIV patients, registered for treatment at (ART) centres. Announcing the new policy on World AIDS Day, Delhi Health minister said children who lost their parents to HIV but are not infected by the virus will also be covered under the scheme.

01 December 2011
Indian Express
Battling HIV prejudice with Body & Soul

An estimated 100,000 people are living with Aids and HIV in Britain, many of them young people who face prejudice on a daily basis. But a series of celebrity portraits by Rankin and a powerful new film, Life in My Shoes, are challenging that stigma.

19 November 2011
The Guardian
Treating HIV-Positive Teens At Pediatric Clinics Lowers Risk Of Therapy Discontinuation

Results from a recent study suggest that adolescents with HIV who are treated at pediatric clinics are less likely to discontinue antiretroviral therapy than adolescents treated at adult clinics.

17 November 2011
The AIDS Beacon

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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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