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Women with HIV less likely to receive recommended treatments for gynaecologic cancers

The majority of HIV-positive women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer do not receive treatment recommended by cancer guidelines, according to research conducted in the United States

25 January 2018
Michael Carter
NIH Begins Large HIV Treatment Study in Pregnant Women

The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three antiretroviral treatment regimens for pregnant women living with HIV and the safety of these regimens for their infants. The study will evaluate the current preferred first-line regimen for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and two regimens containing newer antiretroviral drugs that are becoming more widely used.

24 January 2018
NIAID press release
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
New guidelines recommend that women avoid tenofovir & emtricitabine during pregnancy

Women should be offered the choice to avoid treatment with tenofovir and emtricitabine during pregnancy owing to a higher risk of stillbirth and early infant

13 September 2017
Keith Alcorn
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
Integrase inhibitors not causing higher rates of adverse birth outcomes, Botswana and French studies show

Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) started in pregnancy is as safe as efavirenz-based ART, according to a study of birth outcomes at eight maternity wards throughout Botswana accounting for

25 July 2017
Carole Leach-Lemens
I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

This is one of the biggest developments since the start of the HIV epidemic, yet people don’t know it. It means people can have sex, relationships and children, with someone living with HIV, without becoming infected. For some it can sound a bit unreal - but it’s true. And if everyone know this we could stop HIV stigma.

19 July 2017
HuffPost UK
Why are women lost from HIV care during pregnancy? Malawi study shows social support and counselling are critical

Lack of social support after diagnosis and inadequate counselling about HIV treatment and HIV disclosure were identified as key reasons for dropping out of HIV

28 June 2017
Keith Alcorn
Meds May Impact Prenatal Screening in HIV+ Patients

Pregnant women with HIV taking integrase inhibitors at the time of their non-invasive prenatal screening test had a lower mean fetal fraction than those who were not taking the medication, a small study found here.

08 June 2017
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Combining drug addiction treatment and perinatal HIV prevention leads to good outcomes in Kenya

An integrated programme offering medication-assisted drug addiction treatment and services aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission led to improved outcomes for opioid-dependent HIV-positive mothers and their babies, according

18 May 2017
Liz Highleyman
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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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