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CROI 2019: How to Handle Potentially False-Positive HIV Test Results During Pregnancy

Pregnant women frequently undergo successive rapid-result HIV testing to determine status, but there currently aren’t any clear guidelines for how providers should handle discrepant—1 positive and 1 negative—results. Moreover, making…

Canadian study finds HPV vaccine beneficial for HIV-positive women

--A new study followed 279 Canadian women with HIV vaccinated against HPV --Researchers compared HPV incidence to studies with other groups of women --The vaccine offered protection, but not as…

What is the real link between bacterial vaginosis and HIV risk in women?

New Rochelle, NY, March 15, 2019--An international team of researchers presents a comprehensive and renewed focus on the common, yet poorly understood condition of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and how the…

HIV i-Base: HTB, first reports from CROI 2019; Fit for Purpose report 2019 released

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. This edition of HTB includes the first reports from CROI 2019, with additional reports following in subsequent issues.…

CROI 2019: Sixfold increased risk of infant HIV infection and high rates of low birth weight among women with HIV/hepatitis B co-infection

Women with high levels of hepatitis B viraemia (>106IU/ml) who have co-infection with HIV had a more than sixfold increased risk of having infants with HIV infection compared to women…

Universal HCV screening during pregnancy is cost-effective

The first study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening among pregnant women in the US in the era of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment demonstrates that it…

CROI 2019: Treatment of HCV in pregnancy clears virus

Both mothers and infants do well in pilot study SEATTLE – Treating pregnant women diagnosed with hepatitis C infection with a potent 12-week course of direct-acting antivirals achieved sustained virologic…

CROI 2019: TB preventive therapy safe in pregnant women

'Real world' study contradicts earlier work in HIV-infected women. SEATTLE – Pregnant women who are infected with HIV and are at risk of tuberculosis co-infection can undergo isoniazid prevention therapy…

On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS calls for greater action to protect young women and adolescent girls

Every day, 460 adolescent girls become infected with HIV and every week 350 adolescent girls die of AIDS-related illnesses GENEVA, 8 March 2019—On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS is urging countries…

CROI 2019: Neural tube defects and integrase inhibitors: still waiting for stronger evidence

Researchers are still unable to determine if exposure to integrase inhibitors around conception and in early pregnancy increases the risk of neural tube defects in infants, research presented this week…

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