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ZIMBABWE: Drop in condom use following HIV prevention trial

When researchers returned to Zimbabwe several months after the end of a trial involving condom and diaphragm use, they were disappointed to find that condom use - which had risen to 86 percent during the trial - had reduced significantly.

22 November 2010
IRIN Plus News
Group raises awareness of forced sterilization among HIV positive women

We need to promote and protect HIV-positive women’s reproductive and sexual rights, in order to stop forced sterilizations from happening, but also in relation to desired pregnancy, childbearing and abortion.

19 November 2010
Science Speaks
HIV-positive women in Chile face forced sterilization

Hours after Francisca gave birth to her first child, a midwife came into the recovery room and bluntly informed her that she would never have children again. She had been sterilized, unknowingly, during her cesarean delivery.

08 November 2010
Global Post
New sperm-freezing technique may allow safe use of sperm from HIV+ men

A new technique for freezing sperm can dramatically increase the viability of frozen sperm. In addition, as the technique does not involve the freezing of seminal plasma, it holds out the possibility of allowing sperm from HIV+ men to be used without the danger of transmitting the virus.

17 September 2010
International Federation of Fertility Societies
Low birth weight seen in small minority of infants exposed to some antiretroviral drugs

Analyses of 20 years of data from the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Register (APR) shows no risk of birth defects or other defects from antiretroviral use, either in combination or

22 July 2010
Carole Leach-Lemens
Meta-analysis suggests efavirenz does not increase risk of birth abnormalities

Treatment with efavirenz during the first three months of pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth abnormalities, according to the results of a systematic

02 June 2010
Michael Carter
Try this at home

For couples where the woman has HIV and the man does not, self-insemination is a safe way to get pregnant. Selina Corkery and Roger Pebody explain.

01 May 2010
HIV treatment update
UK women with HIV need more conception and contraception advice

Women living with HIV in the UK would welcome greater provision of integrated sexual and reproductive healthcare services by their HIV clinics, according to three

03 April 2009
Roger Pebody
Multicentre European study finds that sperm washing has a zero risk of HIV transmission

Sperm washing is a safe option for HIV serodiscordant couples wishing to conceive, according to a retrospective study involving eight European clinics published in the

10 September 2007
Michael Carter
IAS: PrEP and timed intercourse reduces HIV transmission risk associated with natural conception

Assisted reproduction techniques have been helping mixed-status heterosexual couples conceive safely since 1992. When the male is HIV-positive, this usually involves ‘sperm washing’ and artificial

23 July 2007
Edwin J. Bernard
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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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