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New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

New British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy have been issued this month, emphasising the continuing scientific uncertainty over HIV transmission through breastfeeding despite undetectable…

Could your favourite birth control put you at risk of HIV?

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women. For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s…

Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well. Thirty-seven million people are now living with…

HIV risk greatest during follicular phase of menstrual cycle

The follicular phase of the menstrual cycle may be the most vulnerable time for HIV-1 acquisition in women—not the luteal phase, as previously thought—according to the results of a new…

HIV rates lower in states that target intimate partner violence

States that aggressively target intimate partner violence (IPV) in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV infection among women, according to a new study led by researchers at…

Universal screening for HCV superior to risk-based approach in pregnant women

SAN FRANCISCO — Universal screening of pregnant women at risk for hepatitis C was more efficient and cost-effective compared with risk-based screening, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting…

Vaginal gel for HIV prevention so far ineffective in the real-world

Young women in Africa are in desperate need of an HIV prevention method that is acceptable to them – but science has so far failed to provide. A vaginal gel…

Jury still out on neural tube defects from dolutegravir

GLASGOW — Ever since four infants with neural tube defects were born to women in Botswana who were using dolutegravir at conception, researchers and surveillance experts have been scrambling to…

The EATG publishes its position paper on drugs policy

Today, on the occasion of the joint meeting of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, Hepatitis and TB and the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs, the European AIDS…

Vertical HCV transmission fundamentally different according to maternal coinfection status

Maternal neutralizing antibody responses have a role in preventing vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus, but not among women coinfected with HIV, according to study findings published in The Journal of Infectious…

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