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Following an HIV treatment interruption, most children recover immunologically

Just over one in ten (12%) children and adolescents living with HIV in Europe and Thailand take a break from antiretroviral treatment, usually as a result of

Published
07 June 2019
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Special Report: As Trump rewrites health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again

In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception and narrowing the scope of civil rights in healthcare.

Published
02 June 2019
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Reuters
Teens with HIV have similar cognitive outcomes to HIV-negative peers

Teens who were perinatally infected with HIV and received treatment have similar cognitive outcomes compared with their HIV-negative peers, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. However, researchers observed that HIV-positive adolescents had decreased executive functioning over time, suggestive of earlier brain damage.

Published
27 May 2019
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Healio
Mixed status couples prefer combination HIV protection in Kenya

High uptake of combination HIV prevention strategies among mixed-status couples in Kenya, offers new insights into the acceptability of services.

Published
24 May 2019
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AVERT
Point-of-care technology for early infant HIV diagnosis speeds up return of HIV test results

Point-of-care testing for early infant HIV diagnosis is highly effective in reducing turnaround time for HIV test results, enabling earlier antiretroviral treatment initiation in infants, in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
13 May 2019
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Why has the uptake of lopinavir/ritonavir oral pellets for children been slow?

Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) oral pellets and oral granules for infants and young children living with HIV have proven advantages in terms of efficacy and tolerability over other formulations of

Published
02 May 2019
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.

Published
26 April 2019
From
AVERT
Breastfeeding with an undetectable viral load: some insights into the current UK situation

Over a third of HIV-positive women in the final stages of pregnancy or who have recently given birth would like to breastfeed, according to research presented to

Published
26 April 2019
By
Michael Carter
U.S. Revises Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines

Changes include new information about risks associated with Tivicay during pregnancy and a removal of older drugs owing to toxicities.

Published
23 April 2019
From
Poz
A Promising Anti-HIV Drug Poses A Dilemma

The anti-HIV drug dolutegravir is effective — but may carry a risk for pregnant women. While women in wealthy countries are given choices about their medical care, for women in poor countries the situation is different. There aren't enough doctors and nurses to explain the risks and benefits of the new drug to every patient. The country may not have the resources to keep supplies of two different drugs on the shelves. And there is no consistent access to effective birth control.

Published
23 April 2019
From
NPR
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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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