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Unintended pregnancies and desire for children: reproductive health needs of women living with HIV

The needs for safe conception services and a wider choice of contraception for women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were highlighted last week at

Published
01 August 2018
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
New evidence shows far-reaching impact of expanded US “global gag rule”

Researchers shared alarming evidence at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today of negative impacts of the US Government’s “Mexico City Policy”, also known as the “global gag rule”.

Published
27 July 2018
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

Published
26 July 2018
From
AVAC
A clue for how to reduce HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

We also used mice to show that increases in tissue permeability and HIV transmission caused by Depo-Provera were eliminated in mice treated with Depo-Provera and Premarin, a vaginal estrogen cream prescribed to menopausal women. This implies contraceptives releasing progestin and estrogen have the potential to avoid the increases in HIV susceptibility caused by Depo-Provera alone.

Published
22 March 2018
From
The Conversation US
Efavirenz may undermine effectiveness of the vaginal ring contraceptive

The antiretroviral drug efavirenz significantly reduces the levels of both hormones in the vaginal ring contraceptive in women with HIV, Kimberly Scarsi of University of Nebraska Medical

Published
08 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Study finds that women are much more vulnerable to HIV infection during pregnancy and in the months after giving birth

A study presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) found that women in two prevention studies were nearly three times more likely

Published
05 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health.

Published
12 February 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Reproductive health of HIV-positive women in Switzerland being neglected, says study

HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Two-thirds of reproductive age women reported using contraception,

Published
06 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study

Published
11 January 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Guidelines for the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV - consultation open

These BHIVA / BASHH / FSRH guidelines are an update to the 2007 UK guidelines for the management of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people living with HIV infection (PLWH). They are open for consultation to Friday 8 December 2017.

Published
13 October 2017
From
BHIVA
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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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