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‘Gag rule’ threatens to restrict women’s access to a highly effective HIV therapy

As we wait for more evidence about the safety of dolutegravir during pregnancy, the solution is simple: ensure that women living with HIV have access to contraception so they can benefit from this medication. But that has become an often-insurmountable problem due to the global gag rule.

Published
11 February 2019
From
STAT
To Halt HIV, Advocates Push For PrEP Outreach To Black Women

In 2013, not quite a year after the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Truvada for HIV prevention, a coalition of 50 experts in HIV and women's health called on U.S. public health agencies to promote the pill and its approach, called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, explicitly to women. Not much happened.

Published
11 February 2019
From
NPR
For Women Living With HIV, A Trauma-Informed Approach To Care

At a San Francisco primary care clinic, trauma is recognized as a root cause of many health challenges.

Published
05 February 2019
From
Health Affairs
HIV non-disclosure laws perpetuate social injustices against women in Canada

People living with HIV in Canada can be charged with aggravated sexual assault and be registered as sexual offenders if they do not disclose their HIV status,

Published
05 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Insufficient food linked to inflammation in HIV-positive women

Past research with HIV-negative people suggests that food insecurity is associated with heightened levels of inflammation. Now, in a recent study, scientists at 10 major clinics across the U.S. have found that food insecurity was linked to an increased risk of elevated inflammation among HIV-positive women. The link between food insecurity and inflammation was present even in women whose viral loads were suppressed due to good adherence to ART.

Published
29 January 2019
From
CATIE
HIV-positive women less likely to be treated successfully for cervical pre-cancer

Women living with HIV are more likely than HIV-negative women to have residual or recurring abnormal cells after treatment for pre-cancerous cervical lesions, according to research recently published

Published
28 January 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
She Conquers in South Africa

When she was four years old, Selokela Molamodi’s teacher asked the class what they wanted to be when they grew up. While her classmates volunteered more conventional professions, such as nurses, doctors and lawyers, Ms Molamodi’s answer, given with a fiery determination, was, “I want to be Minister of Education.”

Published
25 January 2019
From
UNAIDS
Drought in Lesotho heightened HIV risk in girls

Adolescent girls exposed to severe drought conditions in rural Lesotho had higher rates of HIV, were more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, including sex work, and were more likely to drop out of school.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
One in 4 women at sexual health clinics reports coercion over their reproductive lives

As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a review of the available evidence, published today in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. As well as not being able to actively choose whether to use contraceptives, or start or continue with a pregnancy, this 'reproductive control' also takes the form of 'contraceptive sabotage', which includes covert removal of a condom during sex, so invalidating consent, the research shows.

Published
08 January 2019
From
EurekAlert
Location inherently linked to unsuppressed viral load among young South African women

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Published
04 January 2019
From
AVERT

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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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