The Long Walk: ensuring comprehensive care for women and families to end vertical transmission of HIV
25 Feb, 2010|
Kenyan women are becoming infected with HIV during pregnancy at very high rates, and repeat testing prior to delivery or at the earliest possible opportunity after birth should be encouraged in order to reduce mother to child transmission, Kenyan researchers reported last week at the Seventeenth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco. When mothers who tested tested negative before giving birth were retested six weeks after having given birth at six health clinics in Nairobi and Western Kenya, they showed a significant HIV incidence researchers reported last w
9 Feb, 2010|
Kingston - Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, has appealed to Jamaican women to get tested for HIV, and to take more responsibility for their sexual behaviour by using a condom during sexual encounters. The call came as the nation observes Safer Sex Week, February 7-14, under the theme, "Smarter Women Always Buy, Carry and Use Condoms." Mr. Spencer said that the urgent call is for women to buy, carry and use condoms, correctly and consistently. In his message to commemorate National Safer Sex Week, Mr.
8 Feb, 2010|
Sub-Saharan Africa / Prevention-PMTCT: Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Pregnancy among HIV-Infected Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cohort Study
Background With the rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) services in sub-Saharan Africa there is growing recognition of the importance of fertility and childbearing among HIV-infected women. However there are few data on whether ART initiation influences pregnancy rates. Methods and Findings We analyzed data from the Mother-to-Child Transmission-Plus (MTCT-Plus) Initiative, a multicountry HIV care and treatment program for women, children, and families.
6 Feb, 2010|
Tampico, Tamaulipas.-En el Centro de Ambulatorio de Prevención y Atención en SIDA e Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual, se están realizando las pruebas rápidas de VIH a las personas que han tenido relaciones sexuales de riesgo. El año pasado se realizaron 1917 pruebas ràpidas a mujeres embarazadas, resultando positivas dos, siendo la prevalencia con este grupo de 0.1 por ciento por cada embarazada; tambièn se hicieron 2334 a la poblaciòn abierta, de las cuales resultaron positivos 32, por lo que la prevalencia es de 1.37 por ciento por cada dos mil. La doctora Sara Edna Carriles Vargas, titular
12 Jan, 2010|
Dokolo District faces an upsurge in mother-to-child HIV/Aids due to inadequate sensitisation of expectant mothers on preventions, measures, a new report states. Health experts, who conducted the study, discovered that up to 35 per cent of expectant mothers who are potential carriers of the virus disregard preventive mechanisms and information offered at government hospitals, exposing hundreds of unborn children to the risk of being infected with HIV/Aids. "Our research shows that only 65 per cent of mothers in the past year responded positively to routine check ups to reduce mother-to-child H
22 Dec, 2009|
When it comes to choosing emergency contraception, young Kenyan women trust their schoolmates. They also trust the chemist, the Internet and their boyfriends.The only people they don’t trust are their parents One word explains why a 25-year-old woman we’ll call Jane lowers her face in shame when explaining why she had unprotected sex with a man she had known for only a month. Trusted him “I trusted him,” Jane says, averting her eyes and squirming uncomfortably in her seat. The next morning, the enormity of her decision sank in — what if she got pregnant?