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New WHO treatment criteria could prevent 90% of vertical transmission

Over 90% of maternal deaths and close to 90% of HIV transmission during birth or after delivery could be avoided using the World Health Organization’s

Published
31 May 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
Smoking is sole risk for lung cancer for women with HIV

Cigarette smoking was the sole risk factor for the development of lung cancer in women with or at risk of HIV in a study

Published
03 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV associated with poorer sexual function for women

Sexual function is poorer in HIV-positive women than in women who are HIV-negative, US investigators report in a study published in the online edition of

Published
03 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Progestogen-only hormonal contraception linked to metabolic problems in HIV-positive women

HIV-positive women using progestogen-only hormonal contraception may be at increased risk for negative metabolic outcomes, warned researchers in a recent article in the Journal of

Published
29 January 2010
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Bone loss following onset of menopause may put HIV-positive women at risk for fractures

Post-menopausal HIV-positive women may be at high risk for fractures because of low bone mineral density (BMD), according to a study appearing in The Journal

Published
18 January 2010
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Women who start ART in pregnancy do just as well as non-pregnant women

HIV-infected women who start antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy have similar or better immunological outcomes in the first two and a half years on treatment as

Published
06 January 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Switching from efavirenz to nevirapine in women with higher CD4 counts

This issue provides an overview of the risks and benefits, and real-life experiences, of switching from efavirenz to nevirapine in women with higher CD4 counts,

Published
07 May 2009
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Hormonal contraception does not affect HIV progression in large international cohort

Previous analyses, including a cohort study in Kenya and secondary results from a randomised controlled trial in Zambia, have suggested that hormonal contraception may accelerate

Published
17 February 2009
By
Derek Thaczuk
HIV treatment for mothers and children in Botswana: lessons from a dynamic programme

Lessons from the Botswana national PMTCT programme on scaling up antiretroviral treatment for mothers and children.

Published
20 October 2006
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice

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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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