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The number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean has decreased by 78 percent – from 10,700 in 2001, to 2,324 in 2013 – according to a new report PAHO/WHO, and UNICEF.
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Contraception uptake improves along HIV treatment cascade
Women living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment (ART) are more likely to report single and dual-method contraception use, the longer they are enrolled on HIV treatment. The findings, reported in JAIDS this week, looked at research from a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is the first of its kind to look at uptake of contraception in women as they progress along the HIV treatment cascade.
Human rights cannot be overlooked in the response to HIV
The global HIV epidemic is characterised by stigma and discrimination making it difficult for key populations to reach services they need.
Mortality risks in children on ART measured by weight gaining
A recently published study in AIDS Journal concludes that children with poor weight gain after being on antiretroviral treatment for 6 and 12 months have a higher risk of death in comparison to children who gained good weight over the same period.
Positive messaging about safer injecting better for engaging PWID
Delivering positive messaging about safer injecting practices could have a greater impact on engaging people who use drugs in harm reduction programmes.