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Efavirenz in pregnancy is at least as safe as other antiretrovirals

No safety signal for raltegravir either An individual patient data analysis of almost 25,000 pregnancies in women living with HIV has found that the rate of birth defects following exposure…

African women prefer multipurpose HIV prevention products

Researchers borrow from behavioural economics to understand what women in sub-Saharan Africa really want from a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) product. Young women in South Africa and Kenya would prefer injectable HIV prevention…

For young women in Sub-Saharan Africa addressing transactional sex may be key to reducing HIV infections

Young women in sub-Saharan Africa are at a disproportionately high risk for HIV infection. Engagement in transactional sex may contribute to this increased HIV prevalence according to a new report…

USPSTF recommends HBV screening in pregnant women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation that pregnant women be screened for hepatitis B virus infection at the first prenatal visit to prevent infection in…

Efavirenz likely safe for pregnant HIV-positive women

The prevalence of birth defects following use of efavirenz (EVF)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not statistically different from non-EFV-based ART during conception or in the first trimester, researchers say. Most…

Is HIV transmission different for women?

Even though we’re now some four decades into the HIV epidemic, researchers still don’t seem to appreciate some pretty basic elements when it comes to how cisgender women contract HIV.…

The EATG publishes its position paper on sex work policy

Today, on the occasion of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the European AIDS Treatment Group publishes its stand on the sex work policy debate and approaches…

Control HIV by treating schistosomiasis, new study suggests

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa-- where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now,…

Women with HIV have increased risk of missed menstrual periods

Women living with HIV have a significantly higher risk of the menstrual disorder amenorrhea (missing three of more consecutive periods), according to a meta-analysis published in the online edition of…

A makeover for oral PrEP: designing real-world HIV prevention for women

When Manu (an alias of her choosing) got married, she never suspected her future husband had something to hide — something that would change her life and health forever. He…

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