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Genital herpes quadruples risk of HIV acquisition in high-risk women in Tanzania

Chronic or recent infection with the genital herpes virus (HSV-2) increases the risk of acquiring HIV more than four- and five-fold, respectively, according to research

Published
05 April 2007
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Dislike of condoms main reason why some HIV-positive UK heterosexuals are not having protected sex

A high level of condom use has been found amongst HIV-positive heterosexuals receiving HIV care at an inner London clinic. In a study published in

Published
16 May 2006
By
Michael Carter
Low bone mineral density a risk for HIV-positive women in middle age

HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an American study published in

Published
13 March 2006
By
Michael Carter
HPV load predicts risk of high-grade cervical disease in HIV-positive women

HIV-positive women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) have higher levels of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the cervix than women without cervical disease, according

Published
17 January 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Women and girls must have equal access to HIV treatment, say WHO and UNAIDS

Women and girls living with HIV/AIDS must have access to the antiretroviral medicines that will save their lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in

Published
30 November 2004
By
Keith Alcorn
Hormonal contraceptives increase cervical infections in HIV-positive women: implications for disease progression and HIV transmission

A ten-year prospective study of HIV-positive Kenyan sex workers has found that the use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with a significantly increased risk of

Published
24 November 2004
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Genital shedding of HIV fluctuates with a woman's menstrual cycle

The shedding of HIV in vaginal and cervical secretions fluctuates with a woman’s menstrual cycle, according to a study published in the June 15th edition

Published
07 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Rapid HIV tests should be used on women in labour

HIV tests used be used in antenatal units that are able to promptly determine if a woman is infected with HIV, and local protocols need

Published
28 January 2004
By
Michael Carter
Child survival strongly linked to maternal survival in Uganda

Child mortality goals are unlikely to be met in societies which fail to pay attention to the survival of HIV-positive mothers, according to findings from

Published
05 August 2003
By
Keith Alcorn
Half of Heterosexual Women With HIV Have No Risk Factors

Nearly half of heterosexual women with HIV infection report having no identifiable risk factors, according to new surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
01 January 1970
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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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