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Argentina: Study Finds Most Women Get HIV From Long-Term Partners

Most women -- 73 percent -- diagnosed as HIV-positive in Argentina within the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with a stable partner, according to preliminary results of a new study.

The "Study of Recently Diagnosed Women" was co...

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Inexpensive Female Genital Schistosomiasis Prevention Could Help Reduce Women's Risk of HIV Infection

In this Huffington Post "Global Motherhood" blog post, Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, describes female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), which aff...

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WHO Criticized for Not Efficiently Communicating Recommendations on HIV, Contraception to African Women, PlusNews Reports

"HIV organizations, researchers and activists have criticized the WHO and UNAIDS for not clearly communicating [guidelines on HIV and hormonal contraception] to African women, who remain the most affected by the continent's high HIV prevalence rate...

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Draft BHIVA Pregnancy Guidelines Online for Comment Until 5 March

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women 2012 are now online in draft.

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and manageme...

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Treatment Is Prevention: ARV Treatment in HPTN-052 Reduces Transmission by at Least 96%: Single Transmission in Treatment Arm Occurred Prior to Viral Suppression

Four of the six oral presentations in the "Treatment is prevention: the proof is here" session reported on the results from HPTN 052.1 This study had been unblinded four years earlier than planned due to a review by the data and safety monitoring boa...

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TDF2 Study of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Heterosexual Men and Women in Botswana: Key Facts

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Daily oral PrEP with a tablet containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC, known by the brand name Truvada®) was found to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection by roughly 63 percent in the study population overa...

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Pivotal Study Finds That HIV Medications Are Highly Effective as Prophylaxis Against HIV Infection in Men and Women in Africa

Seattle, WA -- In a result that will fundamentally change approaches to HIV prevention in Africa, an international study has demonstrated that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a daily tablet containing an HIV medication -- either t...

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HAART More Effective Than AZT Monotherapy in the Botswana PMTCT Programme

There are limited data from programmes in resource-limited settings describing the effectiveness of HAART compared to AZT monotherapy for PMTCT.

Scott Dryden-Peterson and colleagues from Botswana showed findings from a prospective, observational stu...

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Cash Incentives Have Potential to Prevent HIV Among Young Sub-Saharan African Women

In sub-Saharan Africa, some young girls take payments from older men, known as "sugar daddies," in exchange for sex, a practice that exacerbates the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, Bloomberg News reports in an article examini...

From Policy to Pregnancy: Sexual Rights and Reproductive Options for People Living With HIV/AIDS Img

From Policy to Pregnancy: Sexual Rights and Reproductive Options for People Living With HIV/AIDS

In this series of articles from presentations delivered at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, six prominent HIV-positive advocates, discuss the family-planning struggles women living with HIV/AIDS face -- and how these challe...