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Liver fibrosis speeds up around the menopause in women with HIV and HCV co-infection

Menopause is associated with accelerated liver fibrosis in women with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of

Published
10 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
PrEPster joins call for PrEP for women

PrEPster today joined with other leading PrEP advocate organisations in calling for PrEP for women in the UK.

Published
21 August 2017
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Prepster
Medical male circumcision for HIV has benefits for women too

South African women whose most recent sexual partner was circumcised are less likely to have HIV, suggesting that the voluntary medical male circumcision programmes have benefits for

Published
26 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Demonstration projects explore the feasibility of PrEP for adolescents and young women in South Africa

One of the first studies to explore the acceptability, safety and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in adolescents in an African context has found that PrEP was

Published
26 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Another HIV vaccine efficacy trial will start this year

A year ago, one of the biggest pieces of prevention news at the Durban International AIDS Conference was the announcement that a large HIV vaccine efficacy study

Published
26 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

This is one of the biggest developments since the start of the HIV epidemic, yet people don’t know it. It means people can have sex, relationships and children, with someone living with HIV, without becoming infected. For some it can sound a bit unreal - but it’s true. And if everyone know this we could stop HIV stigma.

Published
19 July 2017
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HuffPost UK
Men often control use of women’s HIV prophylactic gel in Zambia

In Zambia, men often control the use of a microbicide gel that is meant to give women autonomy in preventing HIV infection, according to researchers. Use of the vaginal gel, which is now in phase 3 trials, is limited by social norms that entrench male dominance, they wrote in Global Public Health.

Published
17 July 2017
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Healio
Support Groups a Driver to PrEP Rollout in Kenya

Kenya passed a major milestone in the fight against HIV on May 4, 2017 when it launched a nation-wide initiative to bring oral PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), antiretroviral drugs for preventing HIV, to the people who need it. A team made up of LVCT Health staff and AVAC staff recently visited the implementing sites to gather stories and collect lessons learnt as part of the OPTIONS project. We interviewed providers, adherence counselors and people using PrEP who shared their journeys of PrEP uptake and adherence.

Published
28 June 2017
From
AVAC
Why are women lost from HIV care during pregnancy? Malawi study shows social support and counselling are critical

Lack of social support after diagnosis and inadequate counselling about HIV treatment and HIV disclosure were identified as key reasons for dropping out of HIV

Published
28 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel

Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.

Published
02 June 2017
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STAT
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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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