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Hep B Increases the Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

By Benjamin Ryan Pregnant women with HIV have a much higher risk of transmitting the virus to their newborns if they are coinfected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and have a high hep B viral load, aidsmap reports. Presenting their findings at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, researchers retrospectively analyzed

Largest ever HIV prevention study delivers sobering message

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—The recipe for ending HIV epidemics seems straightforward. Introduce widespread testing. Immediately put those who test positive on antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which suppress the virus to undetectable levels so those people won’t infect others. The number of new infections will drop, and the epidemic will peter out. But massive, costly studies done in the

CROI 2019: Two “game changing regimens” together show promise for preventing TB in people living with HIV

SEATTLE – A new and shorter drug regimen to prevent tuberculosis illness can safely be given to people with HIV who are on antiretroviral treatment regimens that include dolutegravir, researchers here announced. The finding is good news for people living with HIV for two reasons. The new regimen – consisting of the TB drugs isoniazid

On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS calls for greater action to protect young women and adolescent girls

Every day, 460 adolescent girls become infected with HIV and every week 350 adolescent girls die of AIDS-related illnesses GENEVA, 8 March 2019—On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS is urging countries to step up and protect young women and adolescent girls from HIV. AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for women aged 15–49 years

Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality

Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality A study from Botswana, presented at CROI 2019, found that HIV-positive women with breast cancer appear to have decreased survival rates compared with HIV-negative women. Having HIV was associated with a nearly twofold reduction in survival. While prior research in the US and Africa has found