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Nigeria: Limited access to facilities for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV

Access is low because treatment centres are majorly sited in tertiary hospitals, poor coordination,  private sector non-involvement and user fee charges.

Published
28 October 2010
From
Nigerian Tribune
KENYA: Male clinics boost men's participation in PMTCT

An initiative that encourages men to visit exclusively male clinics is gaining popularity in western Kenya and increasing male participation in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programmes.

Published
22 October 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
5.25 million receiving ARVs by end of 2009

The global target of universal access to HIV treatment by 2010 has not been met, United Nations agencies reported today, but more than half of the people

Published
28 September 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
MDGs: Donors hold key to HIV-free generation

Top UN health officials are confident that an HIV-free generation is possible by 2015, but have warned of the need to fully fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes to ensure that steady progress in recent years does not fall by the wayside.

Published
23 September 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
AFRICA: Governments Failing to Take the Threat of HIV Seriously

Experts worry that African governments are failing to take the threat of HIV seriously enough by not dedicating enough of their resources to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) efforts.

Published
10 September 2010
From
Inter Press Service
Kenya: Nomadic Communities Struggle to Access PMTCT

Nomadic Kenyan women who test positive for HIV but live in remote areas far from the nearest health facility are missing out on the opportunity to prevent their children from becoming infected with the virus.

Published
07 September 2010
From
AllAfrica
Botswana: HIV-positive mothers not convinced to exclusively breastfeed

Resistance to new guidelines on infant feeding among mothers with HIV and health care workers is being expressed in Botswana.

Published
02 September 2010
From
IPS
Vitamin A supplements linked to high HIV levels in breast milk

Research in Tanzania shows that women with HIV who took vitamin A and beta-carotene (VA/BC) supplements had more HIV in their breast milk than those who did

Published
31 August 2010
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Kesho Bora study reports on effects on maternal health of stopping triple ART after breastfeeding

Stopping triple antiretroviral drug treatment, begun in pregnancy and continued throughout the breast feeding period, was not associated with faster disease progression eighteen months after stopping treatment, researchers

Published
26 August 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Uganda: Breastfeeding Dilemma for HIV-Positive Mothers

The new World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to twelve months without infecting them has created confusion among HIV-positive mothers in Uganda as information about the new guidelines struggles to reach them.

Published
24 August 2010
From
AllAfrica

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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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