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Mother-to-child HIV transmission higher when mother has other STIs

A new study confirms that HIV-infected pregnant women have a higher risk of transmitting the HIV to their infants if the mothers also have another sexually transmitted infection. The research…

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown.…

Prolonged prophylaxis prevents HIV transmission during breastfeeding

Both maternal antiretroviral therapy (mART) and prolonged infant nevirapine prophylaxis (iNVP) safely help to prevent breastfeeding mothers from passing HIV-1 to their infants, according to long-term data from the PROMISE…

Common birth control shot linked to risk of HIV infection

Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according…

Twice the rate of bone loss among ART-treated women than men

Bone mineral density declines twice as quickly among HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men, according to Italian research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.…

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EATG has been operating the EATG4WOMEN portfolio for only a few months, and it is already one of the most successful initiatives. Join the Facebook group for the latest updates.…

The drug decimating Russia’s women

Designer drugs called ‘bath salts’ in the U.S. are dangerous to Americans, but addiction is epidemic among Russians, especially women. Many shoot up, and many contract HIV/AIDS. Read the full…

Three-month HIV prevention vaginal ring begins first clinical trial

Next-generation product builds on IPM’s promising one-month microbicide ring SILVER SPRING, Md. (December 13, 2017) – The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today the start of the first…

New study shows HIV-infected women not using statins as recommended

New Rochelle, NY, December 6, 2017—A new study has shown that HIV-infected women do not use statins as recommended by the most recent guidelines. Control of blood lipid levels to…

What is the future of the female condom?

"I was scared to try it at first." That's what Roxanne Lewis, who runs the women's sexual health education program at the JWCH community health network in Los Angeles, says…

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