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Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across…

British colonial law linked to higher HIV rates among women in sub-Saharan Africa

The likelihood that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has HIV today is linked to whether her country was once colonized by Britain or a continental European country, according to a June…

Stigma may keep women from using PrEP

Fear of others thinking they're promiscuous, or that they're already infected with HIV, is a barrier to many women who might benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a U.S. study suggests.…

Higher rate of mother-to-child transmission among women with perinatal HIV

The rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV is higher in women with perinatal HIV (PHIV) compared with mothers with horizontally acquired HIV, and PHIV is also associated with a…

Treg cells protect babies from getting HIV infection from their mothers

June 10, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Scientists now report that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, may be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the…

Young women and girls need a seat at the table to stop new HIV infections

Lucy Wanjiku is a young mother living with HIV and team leader of Positive Young Women Voices from Kenya. She was just 19 years old when she found out that…

It’s not just HIV stigma – sexism, racism and poverty stigma commonly reported by women living with HIV in the United States

Women living with HIV perceive many forms of stigma in addition to HIV-related stigma, according to a qualitative study published in the July edition of Social Science & Medicine. Stigma…

FDA says Prezcobix should not be given to pregnant women

Darunavir/cobicistat — marketed as Prezcobix (Janssen) in the United States — should not be given to pregnant women with HIV because of substantially lower exposures of the two medications during…

South Africa: Birth defects fears prompt warnings about new ARV

Within a week the “revolutionary” new HIV drug dolutegravir has gone from panacea to pariah. Recent data from a Botswana study linking the drug to birth defects has seen the…

BHIVA statement on potential safety signal in infants born to women conceiving on dolutegravir

On behalf of the BHIVA HIV in Pregnancy Guidelines Committee A preliminary unscheduled analysis of an ongoing birth surveillance study in Botswana has reported an increased risk of neural tube…

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