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Making Clinical Trials of PrEP More Inclusive of Women, No Matter Their Pregnancy Status

Three new trials of HIV prevention drugs seek to answer directly a question that researchers inside and outside the field of HIV have explicitly avoided for years: How do drugs work -- and are they safe -- in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

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Dolutegravir Preconception Signal: Time Is Up for Shoddy Surveillance

"It is hard to imagine how in 2018 we could be in this situation where women with HIV are being so woefully underserved," Polly Clayden writes.

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Can't HIV Serodiscordant Couples Now Just Have Children the Regular Way?

Paul Sax, M.D. asks, "Does one really need to put couples through the expensive and time-consuming process [of 'sperm washing'] when the risk of transmission is unmeasurably tiny, if not zero, if the man is on suppressive ART and the woman is taking ...

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Expert: Long-Awaited CDC HIV Report on Conception Options for Serodiscordant Couples Is Disappointing and Confusing

We're in the middle of a revolution in our efforts to fight HIV. However, you wouldn't know it from a new U.S. health department agency report that advises providers about conception when one partner is living with HIV.

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Women's Rights Important to Preventing Child HIV Infections

Bloomberg Businessweek: Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

"... Protecting young mothers will be critical if the world is to meet a U.N. target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. At an international AIDS meet...

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New York Times Editorial: "Prevention Remains Best Method to Stop Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission"

"If confirmed by further analysis," the case of a Mississippi infant being cured of HIV "would be the first time a person has been cured with simple drug treatments, making a lifetime of antiviral therapy unnecessary," a New York Times editorial stat...

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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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Child Survival Call to Action Event Signals a "Hopeful Moment" in Global Health

"Helping mothers give birth to HIV-free children is an essential piece of the puzzle of ending preventable child deaths," U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in this post in the AIDS.gov blog, adding, "Yet 390,000 infants aroun...