HIV

What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy
What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for. Trimester 1: 6-8 weeks’ pregnancy On the first ... Read More »

HIV-infected children: Less-used regimen more effective in low-resource settings
HIV-infected children: Less-used regimen more effective in low-resource settings (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, ... Read More »

Shaky ground when it comes to circumcision
Shaky ground when it comes to circumcision (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The recent stance taken by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the circumcision of infants is guilty of cultural bias and selective evidence, and is ultimately “untenable,” argue a human rights lawyer and a paediatrician in a trenchant critique ... Read More »

First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an infant, benefits of early therapy
First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an infant, benefits of early therapy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Two separate reports by a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School show that prompt initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected newborns not only curbs ... Read More »

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi with HIV who started life-saving antiretroviral treatment increased by more than 700 percent in one year, according to a study in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The new treatment option, ... Read More »

Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV
Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The only way to protect against HIV and unintended pregnancy today is the condom. It’s an effective technology, but not appropriate or popular in all situations. A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception ... Read More »

Babies born to HIV mothers have reduced immunity to measles
Babies born to HIV mothers have reduced immunity to measles (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Non-infected babies born to HIV positive mothers should be vaccinated early against measles, to avoid them acquiring the virus or passing it on to others. A study published in the November issue of Acta Paediatrica found that even if babies ... Read More »

Milk that protects against HIV
Milk that protects against HIV (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Melbourne researchers have developed cows’ milk that protects human cells from HIV. The milk contains antibodies which defend against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The next step will be to develop it into a cream which women can apply to protect ... Read More »

 
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