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Developmental problems of children born to women with HIV linked to substance use and HIV, not antiretrovirals

Pre-term births and developmental problems in children born to mothers with HIV are associated with HIV infection, substance use and smoking, Canadian researchers have reported in

Published
11 September 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Modest improvements in HIV knowledge and disclosure beliefs after summer camp for adolescents living with HIV in the UK

An evaluation of the summer camp organised by the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) for 12-16 year olds living with HIV in the UK showed modest but statistically

Published
06 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Some antiretroviral regimens associated with pre-term birth and low birth weight

Exposure to protease inhibitor (PI)-based regimens and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based regimens may each be linked to low birth weight and pre-term births in infants

Published
03 September 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Breastfeeding with undetectable viral load: genuine uncertainty on risk should be communicated to women with HIV, say Swiss doctors

Women with HIV on effective antiretroviral treatment in higher-income settings who have undetectable viral load should be supported to make their own decisions about breastfeeding based on

Published
23 August 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Access to on-the-spot testing led to improved rates of treatment for infants with HIV

Tests to detect HIV in infants conducted at health facilities where they received care led to a significant increase in the percentage of infants with the virus given access to life-saving treatment, compared to tests analyzed in central laboratories, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
22 August 2018
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Science Speaks
Why the world may force women to choose: No birth control, no ARVs

A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?

Published
22 August 2018
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Bhekisisa
For Those Born With HIV, Adulthood Is Marked by Successes and Challenges

Children who are born with HIV typically hit standard adult milestones but often struggle with serious life challenges, such as mental health problems and substance use disorders. Outcomes were similar for HIV-positive individuals and HIV-negative but perinatally exposed individuals.

Published
22 August 2018
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Poz
Vatican makes progress on pushing drug availability for kids with HIV

An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit to doing the right thing.

Published
10 August 2018
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Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Young adults with life-long HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Adolescents and young adults who acquired HIV before or at birth had a 13-fold higher likelihood of developing cancer and a 9-fold higher risk of

Published
01 August 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
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
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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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