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How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission Img

How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission

Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They a...

Québec Researchers Call for Interventions to Support HIV-Positive Mothers Img

Québec Researchers Call for Interventions to Support HIV-Positive Mothers

A team of researchers in Montreal has made a list of recommendations to improve the mental health and well-being of HIV-positive mothers.

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South Africa: Huge Herpes Infections in Women With HIV

This article was reported by Health-e.

Health-e reported that for the first time, the South African annual antenatal HIV survey tested pregnant women for herpes simplex virus (HSV). According to the 2012 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and HSV-2 Pre...

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High Rates of Pregnancy in HIV-Positive Women in Zambia and South Africa

Unmet need for family planning is high in sub-Saharan Africa and preventing unintended pregnancies is a priority for maternal health and eliminating vertical transmission.

Two presentations at the 4th International Workshop on HIV & Women showed hig...

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BuzzFeed Examines HIV Among Women Who Have Sex With Women in South Africa

BuzzFeed examines the issue of HIV among women who have sex with women in South Africa, highlighting a recent study that found "around 10 percent of women who have sex with women in four Southern Africa countries are HIV-positive." According to BuzzF...

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Marriage Is a Risk Factor for HIV Infection in Malawi

Researcher Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu reports that cultural norms in the southeast African country of Malawi result in increased HIV risk for married women. Approximately 12 percent of Malawi adults are HIV-infected; women become infected at a younger ag...

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Opinion: International Community Must Keep Fighting to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

"Even with the knowledge and medicines to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to children, there are still babies being born with HIV \in the U.S.] and around the world," Jake Glaser, Janice McCall, and Cristina Pena -- all persons living with ...

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Blog Examines Study Looking at Role of Stigma in HIV PMTCT

The Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog examines a recent study that found only slightly more than 44 percent of women in the Nyanza province of Kenya deliver their infants in a health care facility, with many women citing fear of...

"Vagina Pride:" Laura Bush Keynotes Session on Female Leadership Img

"Vagina Pride:" Laura Bush Keynotes Session on Female Leadership

"When former First Lady Laura Bush entered the International AIDS Conference's largest session room ... at a special session titled 'Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women,' I felt conflicting emotions for this woman," admits Housing Works' Lucile...

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Less Expensive ARV Combination Just as Effective for Women in Developing Countries as Costlier ARVs, Study Shows

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows that the less-expensive antiretroviral nevirapine, when used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), is as effective as a more expensive combination among women...