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  • Pregnancy and infant feeding: Can we say U=U about the risk of passing HIV to an infant?

    Can an undetectable viral load eliminate the risk of passing HIV to an infant? This article will examine what we know about the risk of passing HIV through pregnancy, childbirth and infant feeding.

    13 February 2018 | CATIE
  • Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Higher When Mother Has Other STIs

    A new study confirms that HIV-infected pregnant women have a higher risk of transmitting the HIV to their infants if the mothers also have another sexually transmitted infection.

    16 January 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

    The World Health Organization has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination.

    19 December 2017 | UNAIDS press release
  • People Living with HIV Can Safely Choose Parenthood

    A family medicine physician argues for reproductive justice for people living with HIV. "I have seen women who travel hundreds of miles for their pregnancy care because no provider in their community is comfortable pregnant women with HIV. I have seen patients go out of their way for their medical care because they fear disclosure in their community if they see a provider for their HIV care closer to home."

    01 December 2017 | Poz
  • Strong maternal antibodies for HIV ineffective for protecting infants from HIV

    HIV+ mothers who possess a strong neutralizing antibody response may be more likely to pass the virus on to her infant through breast feeding. In addition, infants born to mothers with a strong antibody response are significantly more likely to have a serious illness or death, regardless of whether or not they acquire the virus.

    01 November 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • The Best Antiretroviral Therapy for Pregnant Women? The Controversy Continues

    There's considerable controversy in an area of HIV medicine that one would think should be all but solved by now. It's what HIV treatment we should give pregnant women.

    18 October 2017 | The Body PRO
  • Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed

    A controversy being debated around the world — whether women living with HIV should breast-feed — was in the spotlight here at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference and Exhibition.

    25 September 2017 | Medscape (free registration required)
  • BHIVA response to BMJ article on ART in pregnant women living with HIV

    We do not support recommendations of "ART in pregnant women living with HIV: a clinical practice guideline" (BMJ, 11/9/17). Other systematic reviews and numerous observational studies show tenofovir to be safe in HIV in pregnancy.

    25 September 2017 | BHIVA
  • Alice Welbourn: WHO and the rights of women living with HIV

    A recent set of articles on HIV in pregnancy, published by The BMJ and BMJ Open, raises concerns that some combination anti-retroviral therapies (cARTs) may harm babies. This highlights the need for changes to current WHO practice towards pregnant women living with HIV, which is no doubt well-intentioned but ill thought-out.

    12 September 2017 | BMJ Opinion
  • New recommendations aim to help pregnant women with HIV make informed choices

    New recommendations on antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women living with HIV can help women make more informed choices about benefits and harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today. The panel recommend older drug combinations instead of the most widely used regimens to help reduce the risk of premature birth and neonatal death - which almost all women said they were extremely keen to avoid.

    12 September 2017 | EurekAlert
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