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Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV have suppressed viral load in eastern and southern Africa

Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV in some of the countries with the highest burden of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Published
7 hours ago
By
Keith Alcorn
Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Higher When Mother Has Other STIs

A new study confirms that HIV-infected pregnant women have a higher risk of transmitting the HIV to their infants if the mothers also have another sexually transmitted infection.

Published
16 January 2018
From
MD Magazine
Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study

Published
11 January 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Twice the rate of bone loss among ART-treated women than men

Bone mineral density declines twice as quickly among HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men, according to Italian research published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
09 January 2018
By
Michael Carter
Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid HIV

Six short videos were released last week describing how a Kenyan nonprofit organization tackled various obstacles to help young women use PrEP.

Published
19 December 2017
From
New York Times
Undetectable = Untransmittable. So Why The Hell Isn’t That Catching On?

One can’t help but wonder what role racism plays in the field’s apparent distrust of people with HIV. [They] have been knowing (and practising) viral suppression as a responsible and ethical prevention strategy for years, with limited support from their providers - sometimes facing stigma and discrimination as a result of this choice. It’s a travesty that it took this long for public health and the HIV field to catch up. And have we really? How many HIV and LGBTQ organizations have retrained their staff to make sure they understand the science?

Published
04 December 2017
From
Huffington Post
Why is HIV prevention among young women and girls not working? We have forgotten the men

Urgent action is needed on two fronts. The first is challenging and transforming harmful gender and social norms that discourage men from seeking health services and behaviours that increase the likelihood of HIV transmission to women and girls. The second is to ensure that health systems in general, and health service delivery specifically, are designed in a way that will meet men where they are with HIV-related services.

Published
04 December 2017
From
Daily Maverick
ART reduces prevalence of cervical infection with high-risk HPV, pre-cancerous cell changes and cervical cancer

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with a lower prevalence of high-risk cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in women with HIV, according to the results of a meta-analysis published

Published
04 December 2017
By
Michael Carter
One year in: lessons on rolling out an HIV prevention pill in South Africa

There is a high level of political will and desire in the government to rollout PrEP to young women who are at risk, but the health system requirements are complex. South Africa needs to pay careful attention to access and service delivery issues and constraints, and to engage communities as PrEP is scaled up so that its potential is fully realised.

Published
01 December 2017
From
The Conversation
Young, fabulous & at-risk? How SA is PrEPing young women for the HIV prevention pill

This tablet can help to protect South Africa's young women from contracting HIV.

Published
01 December 2017
From
Bhekisisa
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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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