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Mothers starting antiretrovirals in Malawi lost from care more frequently, revealing weaknesses in Option B+ implementation

Although Malawi’s policy of offering lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) to women living with HIV who are pregnant or breastfeeding resulted in a sevenfold increase in women

Published
30 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts

Published
21 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Protease inhibitor therapy doesn't reduce the risk of malaria for HIV-positive pregnant women

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on the protease inhibitor lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) does not reduce the risk of malaria among pregnant women living with HIV, research published in the online

Published
17 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Protease inhibitor therapy increases underlying genetic risk of diabetes for women with HIV

Treatment with an antiretroviral regimen based on a protease inhibitor magnifies any underlying genetic susceptibility to diabetes for women living with HIV, investigators report in the online edition

Published
01 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

Published
26 June 2014
From
The Guardian
PrEPared to Fight: A Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention

In 2000, Poppy Hillsborough* entered an office at San Francisco General Hospital with babies on her mind. Her boyfriend, Ted Morgan,* has HIV, and she wanted to know if she could have children with him without adopting or using expensive reproductive technology. If she thought of HIV medications at all, it was because they were keeping Morgan healthy. As far as Hillsborough was concerned, babies and meds were two different issues.

Published
19 June 2014
From
BETA blog
Responding to sexual violence in armed conflict

The global community has called for an end to rape in wartime, but the crime is less understood than typically acknowledged, and addressing it will demand local interventions.

Published
13 June 2014
From
The Lancet
Three-quarters of women interviewed in Kenya's highest prevalence province say they prefer circumcised partners

Women in Kenya generally have a good understanding of the partial protection against infection with HIV provided to men by male circumcision, investigators report in PLOS ONE.

Published
06 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
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