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Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

Published
05 November 2018
From
AVERT
Nigeria highest producer of HIV-infected babies

The Federal Government has confirmed a report, which ranks Nigeria first on the list of countries with high record of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in the world.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Daily Post
Uganda: Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86%

Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017, from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

Published
23 October 2018
From
The Observer
Dolutegravir Use During Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Infectious Disease Advisor spoke to Rebecca M. Zash, MD, a co-investigator of the interim analysis by the Tsepamo Study in Botswana, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July.

Published
22 October 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
First HIV-positive to HIV-negative liver transplant raises intriguing questions for cure research

An HIV-negative child received a liver transplant from its HIV-positive mother and now appears to have no evidence of HIV infection apart from a very weak antibody

Published
19 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Efavirenz, but not dolutegravir, linked to neurological problems in children

Children born to HIV-positive women who take efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin, also a component of Atripla) during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing neurological disorders, some of

Published
11 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
What you need to know about SA's historic liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor

How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in.

Published
09 October 2018
From
Bhekisisa
HIV stigma blocks efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India

Outreach workers identify a number of personal, social, and structural challenges that impede efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India.

Published
05 October 2018
From
AVERT
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
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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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