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Older black HIV-positive women have more mental distress than other women with HIV, but get less help for it

A study looking at women aged over 45 living with HIV in the UK has found that while black African and Caribbean women experience greater social isolation

Published
17 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
How mass rape in genocide transformed Rwanda's response to AIDS

Rwanda is this week commemorating the 25th anniversary of a dark chapter of human history: a time when extremist ethnic Hutus slaughtered more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus - one tenth of the population - over three months. About 250,000 mostly Tutsi women were raped by Hutu government soldiers and allied extremist militia. And as a result, about one in four victims contracted the HIV/AIDS virus.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Reuters
Avoiding Dolutegravir in Young Women With HIV: Time for a Rethink?

Total deaths for women with HIV and their children are projected to be lower with dolutegravir-based (Tivicay) antiretroviral therapy (ART) versus efavirenz-based (Sustiva) ART, a model-based analysis found.

Published
05 April 2019
From
MedPage Today
Raltegravir plus lamivudine is likely to work as PrEP

A combination of the drugs raltegravir and lamivudine produced acceptable drug levels in both women and men, in rectal and vaginal tissues, suggesting that the

Published
05 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
'I finally feel sexually liberated from the stigma associated with HIV'

Cath's HIV diagnosis cast a shadow over her being able to meet a partner. But now thanks to what's known as U=U she can have sex knowing she has a negligible risk of transmitting the virus. She explains, however the significant hurdle she still has to overcome.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Special Broadcasting Service Australia
Ten Black Transgender Women to Watch

Whether organizing marches and protests, lobbying lawmakers or leading social justice campaigns, Black transgender women are leading the fight for equality and human and civil rights for trans and gender-nonconforming people of color. Here are ten Black trans women nationwide whom other trans women identify as making major moves.

Published
01 April 2019
From
TheBody.com
Making the sale: Re-branding the HIV prevention pill for women

Since the country's national rollout, less than a quarter of people who've started taking PrEP are young women — despite high HIV rates among them.

Published
01 April 2019
From
Bhekisisa
Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

Published
22 March 2019
From
AVERT
TAF: Quick-dissolve combination PrEP insert is effective against HIV infections in monkeys; intermittent solo pill less so

Two studies in monkeys of experimental pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens featuring the drug tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) produced differing results when presented at last week’s Conference on Retroviruses

Published
13 March 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Pilot study finds HCV treatment safe in pregnancy

A small pilot study of hepatitis C treatment in pregnant women found that that the treatment was effective in achieving hepatitis C cure and identified no safety concerns associated with treatment, according to findings presented at CROI.

Published
11 March 2019
From
Healio

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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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