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Assessing the Impact of Mass Rape on the Incidence of HIV in Conflict-Affected Countries

The study investigators sought to quantify the potential impact of mass rape on HIV incidence in seven conflict-afflicted countries in sub-Saharan Africa with severe AIDS epidemics using an uncertainty analysis of a risk equation model.

Using a math...

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Kenya: New Program to Text Prenatal HIV Moms for AIDS Care

Pregnant HIV-positive women in Kenya are helping test whether text messages can help boost treatment adherence and prevent HIV transmission to their newborns.

Since July, the Kenya AIDS Control Project has been using cell phones to stay in touch wit...

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African Women Discuss Medical Male Circumcision (MMC)

A new report from the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) and ATHENA Network's Women?s HIV Prevention Tracking Project summarizes the perspectives of women from Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda on MMC for HIV prevention, accordin...

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WHO/UN-HABITAT Report Documents Health Disparities Facing Women in Developing Country Urban Areas

Womens News Network/Guardian Development Network examines a WHO/United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) report released last week that highlighted the health disparities affecting populations living in urban areas. The article focuses...

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UNICEF, Kenyan Government Launch Initiative Aimed at PMTCT of HIV, Program to Launch in Three Other African Nations

On Friday, UNICEF and the Kenyan government announced a partnership aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by providing HIV-positive mothers with packs of medicines they can easily administer to themselves or their babies at ...

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Zimbabwe Deputy Prime Minister Khupe Says Poverty Biggest Challenge in Stopping HIV

Speaking Monday at a UNAIDS conference on halting the HIV epidemic among women and girls, Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe said poverty presents the biggest challenge to anti-AIDS efforts in Zimbabwe. "Poverty undermines the ability of young gir...

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Alcohol Use Before Sex and HIV Risk: Situational Characteristics of Protected and Unprotected Encounters Among High-Risk African Women

The authors compared the situational characteristics of protected and unprotected sexual encounters that involved alcohol use two hours prior with ones that did not. The data were collected from December 2002 to December 2005 as part of enrollment in...

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Blog: HIV-Positive Women and Couples Face Unique Reproductive Health Decisions

One developing country HIV/AIDS dilemma that was not addressed at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 is "the complex reproductive health decisions faced by HIV-infected women or by couples, at least one of whom is infected by HIV," according...

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AIDS 2010: Women and Girls Obtain Their Place at the Table

AIDS 2010: Women and Girls Obtain Their Place at the Table

Vienna, Austria -- At a talk following a standing-ovation screening of The Other City, a documentary about HIV in Washington, D.C., executive producer Sheila Johnson made a bold statement: S...

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Human Rights as a Conscious Achievement: Prevention Justician Waheedah Shabazz-El Closes Out AIDS 2010

CHAMP Community Organizer and HIV PJA leader Waheedah Shabazz-El gave the final word at closing session of International AIDS Conference: "Human Rights as a Conscious Achievement"

Watch it right here, and here's the text:

"Human Rights as a Conscio...