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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.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
Efavirenz may be under-dosed in children

In a cohort of three to 12 year-old HIV-infected Ugandan children taking once-daily efavirenz according to 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) weight-band dosing recommendations, lower and highly variable

Published
05 October 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Performance of PMTCT in routine programme matches clinical trials, Botswana reports

Formula-fed infants born to women who started ART during pregnancy under routine programme conditions in Botswana, without frequent viral load monitoring or specialised care, were fourteen times less

Published
31 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Should Breastfeeding be an Option for HIV Positive Women in Developed Countries?

Women in industrialized countries who are on effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and have undetectable viral load should also be advised that breastfeeding may be an acceptable option, according to an opinion piece by Pamela Morrison, an international board-certified lactation consultant, and colleagues in the August 5, 2011, advance online edition of AIDS.

Published
25 August 2011
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Start Earlier, Say Treatment Guidelines for Children Living With HIV

Children living with HIV who have CD4 cell counts below 500 and are not yet receiving antiretroviral (ARV) therapy should be started on treatment, according to revised guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on August 11.

Published
24 August 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Federal HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel Releases Information on Rilpivirine (Edurant)

The U.S. HIV treatment guidelines panel this week issued a supplement to its Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, providing information about the most recently approved antiretroviral drug, the NNRTI rilpivirine (brand name Edurant).

Published
22 August 2011
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Free cotrimoxazole improves retention in care among adults not yet eligible for ART

Providing free cotrimoxazole prophylaxis to adults not yet eligible for antiretroviral treatment in Nairobi, Kenya, improved retention in care by over 20% after one year when compared

Published
18 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Exercise Guidelines Published for People with HIV Over 50

A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises, three times a week for at least six weeks, is recommended to improve cardiovascular, metabolic and muscle function in people living with HIV older than 50 years of age, according to suggested guidelines published ahead of print by the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Published
17 August 2011
From
AIDSMeds.com
Pre-term delivery in mothers receiving HIV treatment: more research needed before changing guidelines

HIV-infected pregnant women on a protease-inhibitor (PI) triple antiretroviral regimen were twice as likely to have a preterm delivery compared to those on a triple nucleoside reverse transcriptase

Published
16 August 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
SOUTH AFRICA: Govt moves to earlier HIV treatment

HIV-positive people in South Africa will be able to access antiretrovirals (ARVs) sooner after the government raised the CD4 count necessary to access treatment. But some warn the victory is only half the battle.

Published
15 August 2011
From
IRIN Plus News

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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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