Posts Tagged ‘transmission’

CDC Released New and Updated Interim Zika Guidelines

CDC has issued  “Interim Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus” and “Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.” Access the Guidelines Here: “Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016” “Update: Interim Guidelines…

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HPTN 052 “Treatment is Prevention” Study Team Releases New Details

This is a guest blog by Christine Lubinski of Science Speaks, the blog of the Center for Global Health Policy. ROME  — The presentation of the detailed findings of HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 by Dr. Myron Cohen, the study’s principal investigator, and his colleagues was greeted with a standing ovation by a packed room…

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Elimination of Pediatric AIDS High on Rome Agenda

This is a guest blog of Robert Yule of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and is co-published on the Foundation blog. ROME — Eliminating pediatric HIV and AIDS was high on the agenda on the first day of the sixth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Rome. Even before delegates…

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Malaria: New Challenges Ahead

Malaria experts made it clear: though control programs have made significant achievements over the past decade, continuing on the same path will not lead the world to malaria eradication. Leaders in the malaria field convened at Harvard University to discuss how to make the shift from control to eradication at a forum and symposium entitled…

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Two Continents, One AIDS Epidemic

The speakers talked about a society with an AIDS epidemic driven by a devaluation of girls and women, young people denied evidence-based sex education, parents in denial about their children’s behavior and religious leaders who sometimes do more harm than good. They were talking about sub-Saharan Africa. And they were also talking about the District…

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A Proven HIV Strategy is Overshadowed by an Unproven One

VIENNA, Austria – Much of the excitement at the just-concluded AIDS conference here centered around the news of microbicidal trials that have shown to be almost 40% effective. While this is exciting and encouraging news, we are still years away from having this product on the market. Meanwhile, there is a proven and effective HIV strategy…

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IDU and MSM at ICAAP

GHC Legislative and Outreach Coordinator Duncan Rollason will be blogging all week from the (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia. Here is his fourth report: BALI, Indonesia — Although my site visits to the methadone clinic and voluntary counseling and testing site were cancelled today I was still able to gain a better sense of the Indonesian context of…

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Parent to Child Transmission?

John Donnelly of Burness (former reporter of the Boston Globe) has been blogging all week from the HIV Implementers Conf. in Namibia on http://sciencespeaks.wordpress.com/. Smita Baruah of the Global Health Council was asked by John to write a guest blog today. Guest blog:Parent to child transmission? June 12, 2009 This guest blog was written by Smita Baruah.…

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Mass Treatment Approach

A recent article by House et al. in The Lancet* described a study of mass distribution of antibiotics to prevent trachoma. Trachoma is a debilitating disease that results in blindness, is one of the “neglected tropical diseases, and is more prevalent in children under age 10. The goal of the mass distribution approach is to disrupt the…

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