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South Africa updates HIV treatment guidelines

South Africa’s National AIDS Council has published updated HIV treatment guidelines that will reduce the use of stavudine (d4T), promote earlier treatment for pregnant women

Published
29 March 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
ART prior to conception highly protective against mother to child transmission

Women who started antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy had an eightfold higher risk of mother-to-child transmission compared to women who became pregnant whilst already on ART,

Published
26 March 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
International AIDS Society launches HIV research agenda for women and children

A consensus statement designed to address key gaps in clinical and programme knowledge that hinder access to effective HIV prevention, treatment and care for women

Published
08 March 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Missed opportunities for HIV testing of pregnant women

Kenyan women are becoming infected with HIV during pregnancy at very high rates, and repeat testing prior to delivery, or at the earliest possible opportunity

Published
25 February 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Higher viral load during early pregnancy, poor adherence, associated with increased risk of HIV infection for infants

A higher viral load during the earlier stages of pregnancy is an important risk factor for mother-to-child transmission of HIV, even when a woman’s viral

Published
09 February 2010
By
Michael Carter
Illness in pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis increase risk of HIV transmission in the womb

Illness early in pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis are both associated with mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the womb, investigators report in the January 2nd 2010

Published
10 December 2009
By
Michael Carter
Maternal HIV infection during pregnancy or breastfeeding poses substantial transmission risk for infants

There is a high risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission if a woman acquires HIV after delivery and then breastfeeds, a Chinese study published in the

Published
20 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Low maternal vitamin D increases risk of HIV transmission to child and infant mortality

Low maternal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission and child mortality, investigators report in the online edition of the

Published
14 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Triple-drug treatment during pregnancy reduces risk of nevirapine resistance

A small Kenyan study has contributed new information to the complex body of evidence that is helping researchers identify new strategies for the prevention of

Published
13 August 2009
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Male partner clinic attendance and HIV testing associated with better outcomes for infants born to HIV-positive mothers

When the male partner of a pregnant woman attends antenatal clinic visits with her and gets tested for HIV, there appears to be a reduced

Published
23 July 2009
By
Theo Smart

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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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