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Treating HIV-Positive Teens At Pediatric Clinics Lowers Risk Of Therapy Discontinuation

Results from a recent study suggest that adolescents with HIV who are treated at pediatric clinics are less likely to discontinue antiretroviral therapy than adolescents treated at adult clinics.

17 November 2011
The AIDS Beacon
What it means to be an HIV positive couple with a positive child

I am Innocent Bitandema, a 41-year-old peasant. I am married to Gloria Ahimbisibwe, a housewife aged 35 with four children. In 2004, I started coughing and I had on and off fever. When the cough became profuse, I went to the health centre where I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). go →

16 November 2011
Key Correspondents
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

10 November 2011
AIDS leads to increase in child-headed households in Mozambique

The spread of HIV/AIDS has led to an increase in child-headed households in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. An estimated 24 thousand homes in the country are made up entirely of children, according to UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund.

20 October 2011
UN Radio
Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support

Gus Cairns looks at the new Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

13 October 2011
HIV treatment update
51% of HIV-affected households in Cambodia live in hunger: UNDP

Some 51 percent of the HIV/AIDS- infected households in Cambodia are living in hunger, said a new UN survey released here on Thursday, calling for more attention to the need for HIV-sensitive social protection mechanisms.

25 August 2011
Sexual and Reproductive Health for young HIV positive adolescents

This manual gives guidance and direction to healthcare workers who recognise that sexual and reproductive health is a critical component of adolescent service provision.

23 August 2011
Anova Health Institute
The illusions of psychiatry

How objective is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? Why is the pyschiatric profesison so dependent on the pharmaceutical industry for status? Why is the behaviour of  American children increasingly the trigger to medicate them?

28 June 2011
New York Review of Books
Young adults who were infected at birth: the complexities of lifelong HIV are increasingly apparent

Although 85% of young adults who take antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable viral load, the complexities and complications of lifelong HIV infection are becoming increasingly apparent, researchers told

11 April 2011
Roger Pebody
More families are adopting HIV-positive children

While most adoptions present challenges, there's a distinctive set of them facing parents who decide to adopt children living with HIV. A twice-daily medication regimen, lingering prejudice and fear, uncertainty about the child's longevity and marriage prospects.

03 April 2011
The Seattle Times

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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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