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Contraceptive requirement may have compromised FEM-PrEP study

A requirement that all participants take hormonal contraceptives may have been what led to the disappointing failure of a study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) targeted at single women,

Published
16 April 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Hormonal contraception and HIV risk in women: more evidence but uncertainty remains

Injectable hormonal contraception may raise the risk of HIV infection for women, but it does not appear to increase the risk of HIV disease progression in women

Published
07 March 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
Planned Parenthood Whitewashing Life-and-Death Info On HIV Protection

WHO convened experts to answer the question: Do women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risks of HIV acquisition and transmission? Planned Parenthood claims that the answer was "a resounding no." That's not true.

Published
06 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
HIV/AIDS: Hormonal contraception advice not reaching women

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised women on injectable hormonal birth control to use condoms to prevent HIV infection in light of possible HIV risks associated with "the shot", but HIV organizations and activists say this has not been effectively communicated to women.

Published
01 March 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Community group cautions WHO on communication of its guidance on hormonal contraceptives and HIV

The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) expressed concern Monday over the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Technical Statement on Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV and its accompanying press release.

Published
28 February 2012
From
Science Speaks
WHO upholds guidance on hormonal contraceptive use and HIV

WHO has concluded, on the advice of its Guidelines Review Committee, that women living with HIV or at high risk of HIV can safely continue to use hormonal contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. The recommendation follows a thorough review of evidence about links between hormonal contraceptive use and HIV acquisition.

Published
16 February 2012
From
World Health Organization
HIV warning to women using injectable contraception

Women who rely on injectable contraception are being strongly advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to also use condoms to protect them against the increased risk of HIV infection.

Published
16 February 2012
From
The Guardian
Sex Ed Not Reducing Birthrates in Conservative States

Despite the presence of sex education courses, U.S. states with high degrees of conservatism and religiosity have above-average adolescent birthrates, according to a Washington University in St. Louis study reported by LiveScience.

Published
16 February 2012
From
Poz magazine news
The UN’s Gag Order on Reproductive Health

Invitees who attended back-to-back World Health Organization (WHO) consultations at the start of February were required to sign confidentiality agreements prohibiting them from talking about the meetings. WHO’s gag order is just the latest in a years-long effort by the United Nations’ AIDS apparatus to limit how much women know about possible links between HIV and injectable hormonal contraceptives. 

Published
13 February 2012
From
AIDS Free World
US contraceptive rule 'must go'

The top Republican in Congress calls for a law against a contraceptive rule if President Obama does not back down in the face of Catholic leaders' anger.

Published
09 February 2012
From
BBC Health

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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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