New UNAIDS publication: Gender Matters

via UNAIDS

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive

After more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic—and an unprecedented medical and social response—discrimination, violence, harmful gender norms and related stigma continue to pose challenges to an effective HIV response. The findings of these assessments indicate that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that...

Entire Female Reproductive Tract May Be Susceptible to HIV Infection

October 15, 2014 - HIVandHepatitis.com.

HIV may infect T-cells throughout the female reproductive tract including the vagina, ovaries, and surrounding lymph nodes -- not only the cervix, which has been the focus of most previous research, according to a study of macaque monkeys published in the October 9 edition of PLoS Pathogens.

Daniel Stieh and Thomas Hope from Northwestern University and colleagues used an engineered SIV-based...

Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care

Oct. 9, 2014 - HealthDay News.

CDC report also finds just 37 percent have the virus under control

Even though Hispanics in the United States become infected with HIV at rates triple those of whites, less than half of Hispanics with the virus are receiving adequate treatment, a new report finds.

The report, based on 2010 U.S. government health data, finds that while 80 percent of HIV-infected Hispanics...

HIV stigma causing avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, says Amnesty

October 9, 2014 - theguardian.com

by Clar Ni Chonghaile

Negligent nursing and poor practice claiming lives as pregnant women avoid antenatal care for fear HIV status will be revealed

Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because of well-founded fears that their HIV status may be revealed during antenatal care, leading to discrimination in their communities and homes, according to Amnesty International....

HIV Rebounds in Second Child Thought to Be Cured

October 7, 2014 - AIDSmeds

Echoing the disappointment of the "Mississippi baby" case, a second child has experienced viral rebound after it was suspected he was functionally cured of HIV, The Washington Post reports. In a case study published in The Lancet, researchers describe the case of a boy born to an HIV-positive mother in Milan, Italy, in December 2009 who, like the Mississippi baby, was put on...

Iris House Programs at Work: Viral Load Suppression Rates Are 250% the National Average

October 3, 2014 - New York, NY. 

via Iris House

Today, Iris House Executive Director Ingrid N. Floyd announced that the programs provided by her agency in Harlem and the South Bronx have led to HIV viral suppression rates 250% the national average.

Her announcement coincides with a presentation titled "A Gender Responsive Framework for the HIV Continuum of Care (Treatment Cascade)" at the United States Conference on...

Approximately 4.2 million over 50s are now living with HIV

September 30, 2014 - aidsmap.

by Michael Carter

Persuasive new data showing the ageing of the global HIV epidemic have been published in the online edition of AIDS. Using UNAIDS prevalence figures, investigators estimated that 4.2 million people aged 50 years or older were living with HIV in 2013. Prevalence among older people has more than doubled since 1995. Comparison with alternative data sources suggested that the UNAIDS figure...

Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception

September 12, 2014 - RH Reality Check.

by Lillian Mworeko
and Emily Bass
and E. Tyler Crone
and Sophie Dilmitis
and Johanna Kehler
and Definate Nhamo

A clinical trial known as Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO)—originally designed to answer important questions about possible connections between risk of HIV infection and the use of non-barrier hormonal contraceptives—now hangs in the balance...

Two Women with HIV Join Obama's Pool of Top HIV Advisors

September 4, 2014 - Positive Women's Network, USA.

Positive Women's Network – USA (PWN-USA) congratulates two of our members, Gina Brown of New Orleans and Grissel Granados of Los Angeles, on their recent appointments to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA is the premier federal advisory body on the HIV epidemic, and includes a diversity of stakeholders in the HIV field among its roughly two dozen...

N.J. women participate in trial looking at new ways to prevent HIV

August 21, 2014 - The Star-Ledger.

By Heather Boerner

Forty-six-year-old Oshay was making breakfast in her Newark kitchen in May 2013 when her boyfriend came downstairs and dropped a bomb.

"I have HIV," he told her.

Her first reaction was, "It can't be." After all, the couple had been together for a decade.

They'd had sex without condoms lots of times. After the shock wore off, she said...

Pages

New UNAIDS publication: Gender Matters

via UNAIDS

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive

After more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic—and an unprecedented medical and social response—discrimination, violence, harmful gender norms and related stigma continue to pose challenges to an effective HIV response. The findings of these assessments indicate that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that...

Entire Female Reproductive Tract May Be Susceptible to HIV Infection

October 15, 2014 - HIVandHepatitis.com.

HIV may infect T-cells throughout the female reproductive tract including the vagina, ovaries, and surrounding lymph nodes -- not only the cervix, which has been the focus of most previous research, according to a study of macaque monkeys published in the October 9 edition of PLoS Pathogens.

Daniel Stieh and Thomas Hope from Northwestern University and colleagues used an engineered SIV-based...

Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care

Oct. 9, 2014 - HealthDay News.

CDC report also finds just 37 percent have the virus under control

Even though Hispanics in the United States become infected with HIV at rates triple those of whites, less than half of Hispanics with the virus are receiving adequate treatment, a new report finds.

The report, based on 2010 U.S. government health data, finds that while 80 percent of HIV-infected Hispanics...

HIV stigma causing avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, says Amnesty

October 9, 2014 - theguardian.com

by Clar Ni Chonghaile

Negligent nursing and poor practice claiming lives as pregnant women avoid antenatal care for fear HIV status will be revealed

Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because of well-founded fears that their HIV status may be revealed during antenatal care, leading to discrimination in their communities and homes, according to Amnesty International....

HIV Rebounds in Second Child Thought to Be Cured

October 7, 2014 - AIDSmeds

Echoing the disappointment of the "Mississippi baby" case, a second child has experienced viral rebound after it was suspected he was functionally cured of HIV, The Washington Post reports. In a case study published in The Lancet, researchers describe the case of a boy born to an HIV-positive mother in Milan, Italy, in December 2009 who, like the Mississippi baby, was put on...

Iris House Programs at Work: Viral Load Suppression Rates Are 250% the National Average

October 3, 2014 - New York, NY. 

via Iris House

Today, Iris House Executive Director Ingrid N. Floyd announced that the programs provided by her agency in Harlem and the South Bronx have led to HIV viral suppression rates 250% the national average.

Her announcement coincides with a presentation titled "A Gender Responsive Framework for the HIV Continuum of Care (Treatment Cascade)" at the United States Conference on...

Approximately 4.2 million over 50s are now living with HIV

September 30, 2014 - aidsmap.

by Michael Carter

Persuasive new data showing the ageing of the global HIV epidemic have been published in the online edition of AIDS. Using UNAIDS prevalence figures, investigators estimated that 4.2 million people aged 50 years or older were living with HIV in 2013. Prevalence among older people has more than doubled since 1995. Comparison with alternative data sources suggested that the UNAIDS figure...

Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception

September 12, 2014 - RH Reality Check.

by Lillian Mworeko
and Emily Bass
and E. Tyler Crone
and Sophie Dilmitis
and Johanna Kehler
and Definate Nhamo

A clinical trial known as Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO)—originally designed to answer important questions about possible connections between risk of HIV infection and the use of non-barrier hormonal contraceptives—now hangs in the balance...

Two Women with HIV Join Obama's Pool of Top HIV Advisors

September 4, 2014 - Positive Women's Network, USA.

Positive Women's Network – USA (PWN-USA) congratulates two of our members, Gina Brown of New Orleans and Grissel Granados of Los Angeles, on their recent appointments to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA is the premier federal advisory body on the HIV epidemic, and includes a diversity of stakeholders in the HIV field among its roughly two dozen...

N.J. women participate in trial looking at new ways to prevent HIV

August 21, 2014 - The Star-Ledger.

By Heather Boerner

Forty-six-year-old Oshay was making breakfast in her Newark kitchen in May 2013 when her boyfriend came downstairs and dropped a bomb.

"I have HIV," he told her.

Her first reaction was, "It can't be." After all, the couple had been together for a decade.

They'd had sex without condoms lots of times. After the shock wore off, she said...

No questions have been asked in this group.

No documents have been added to this group.