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US: Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that was released today. The changes have resulted in a loss of training and equipment from nongovernmental groups for government health clinics, and widespread confusion about implementation. Human Rights Watch sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

Published
06 November 2017
From
Human Rights Watch Health
ART reduces HPV, cervical cancer in women with HIV

Women with HIV on ART had a lower prevalence of high-risk HPV infection, high-grade cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer than women who were not receiving ART, according to results of a recent meta-analysis.

Published
06 November 2017
From
Healio
Helping Women Understand Their True HIV Risk

To know a woman's real risk for HIV, you have to know more than her sexual behavior and history of sexually transmitted infections. You also have to know about her partner and the background HIV prevalence where she lives, an expert said at the 16th European AIDS Conference.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
US: Most women diagnosed with HIV not linked to care

More than half of women surveyed in the United States and its territories who tested positive for HIV in 2015 had received a diagnosis in the past; however, most were not linked to care, according to a recent MMWR.

Published
23 October 2017
From
Healio
Let's Advance the Conversation Among Black Women on HIV and PrEP

Care providers often make assumptions about black women, such as that if they have been long married, they are not at risk for HIV, regardless of their or their spouse's sexual or drug-using history or current practices. Yet, with proper education, health educators and providers can set their own personal biases and blind spots aside to deliver potentially lifesaving information and options to this high-risk but underserved population.

Published
05 October 2017
From
The Body Pro
Why are straight black women in Philly at high risk of HIV? Map offers clues

It’s probably not behavior: Studies indicate that African American women have fewer sexual partners and are more likely to use condoms than white women from similar economic backgrounds. And they are not members of the highest-risk demographic: gay and bisexual men.

Published
04 October 2017
From
Philly.com
Who Are Heterosexual Women Acquiring HIV From? Are Heterosexual Women's Partners A Hidden Population?

We need to dare to address the unspoken dynamic of how women acquire HIV. In safe, informal settings with women, they often explain how they contracted the virus from their husband and or long term partner. Women explain how they did not know at the time or until much later that their partners had been bisexual or gay. Women do not readily discuss this dynamic and often there is silence in public spaces

Published
26 September 2017
From
Positive Lite
HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards

The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Washington Post
Experts concur that event-related oral PrEP probably won’t work for women

Two presentations at the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris told delegates that both trial results and analysis of drug

Published
01 September 2017
By
Gus Cairns
One in seven people offered PrEP in African study start it immediately

One in seven people (14%) offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a large community study of enhanced HIV testing and treatment in Kenya and Uganda started

Published
28 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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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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