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Money for Sterlisation Project Keen On South Africa

A controversial US project that pays drug users and alcoholics to undergo sterilisation or long-term contraception, is setting its sights on women living with HIV in South Africa.

08 April 2011
Kenya: Preventing 'Project Prevention'

After years of working in the United States, where they pay female drug users $300 to agree to be sterilized, Project Prevention has begun branching out to other parts of the world. Following a luke-warm reception in Britain, the organisation has now turned its attention to Kenya where it plans to start paying women living with HIV/Aids to accept long-term contraception.

02 February 2011
Africa is a Country
Nearly half of HIV-positive women in Tamil Nadu unaware of contraceptives

In a survey conducted among 986 HIV-positive women, awareness of contraception, cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections was low.

20 January 2011
The Times of India
Kenya: Contraception Concerns for HIV Discordant Couples

Cheating spouses have always caused problems for their marriages; in Kenya, a growing issue raised by extramarital sex is the phenomenon of HIV discordance - where one spouse is HIV-positive and the other negative.

13 January 2011
Vatican: Pope did not back using condoms for contraception

The Vatican has clarified recent comments by Pope Benedict XVI on condoms, saying he did not mean they could be used to avoid pregnancy.

21 December 2010
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Issues Guidelines on Care for HIV-Infected Women

The guidelines cover the recommended health screenings, counseling, and routine gynecologic care for women with HIV/AIDS.

23 November 2010
SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered

Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.

30 August 2010
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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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