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Rape drives HIV and depression

Sexual violence plays a significant role in HIV infection and depression, according to ground-breaking research with women living in Rustenburg.

19 February 2017
Oral PrEP Works Well in Women With Abnormal Vaginal Microbiota

This challenges a finding that an anti-HIV vaginal gel might not be effective in women with abnormal vaginal flora.

16 February 2017
Treatment or watchful waiting for cervical abnormalities in women with HIV?

Close monitoring of earlier-stage cervical abnormalities (CIN-2) may be preferable to treatment for many women with HIV, a US study suggests. The findings, presented at the Conference on

16 February 2017
Carole Leach-Lemens
Trump's 'global gag rule' endangers millions of women and children, says Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services.

14 February 2017
The Guardian
Women significantly more likely than men to have suboptimal adherence to HIV therapy

Women are more likely than men to have poor adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to Canadian research published in HIV Medicine. Adherence was monitored in

08 February 2017
Michael Carter
UNAIDS calls for all women living with HIV to have timely access to cervical cancer screening

On World Cancer Day, UNAIDS is calling for all women living with HIV to have access to information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to be offered cervical cancer screening and treatment if necessary.

06 February 2017
Malawi High Court Affirms Human Rights Approach to Criminalisation of HIV Transmission and Exposure

The appellant is a woman living with HIV who was convicted of negligently and recklessly doing an act which is “likely to spread the infection of any disease which is dangerous to life” under section 192 of the Malawi Penal Code for accidentally breastfeeding another person’s child. Her conviction and sentence have been overturned and set aside.

01 February 2017
Southern African Litigation Centre
Hope overshadowed – the US PrEP Summit

The US National HIV PrEP Summit, which took place in early December in San Francisco, was one of the most extraordinary HIV meetings I have

31 January 2017
Gus Cairns
The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

On January 23, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy via presidential memorandum. The policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, any other U.S. global health assistance.

24 January 2017
Kaiser Family Foundation
Trump Strikes at Abortion With a Revived Foreign-Aid Rule

The president has reinstated a contentious policy that blocks funding to international family-planning organizations unless they agree not to promote abortion.

23 January 2017
The Atlantic
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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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