Most pregnant women are concerned about taking medications, particularly in the first 3 months (trimester) of a pregnancy as this is a particularly vulnerable time for the foetus. People with chronic conditions usually need to keep taking their treatments during pregnancy and it is important that they understand how the benefits balance against the risk of doing so. In high income countries such as Canada and Australia the transmission of HIV from an HIV positive woman to child is very low (less than 1%) and this is essentially due to Anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Recent research in Canada reviewed health related information from pregnant women over a period of 17 years up until 2015 and data from 214,240 pregnancies, of which 343 were HIV positive women was looked at. (more…)
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A recent systematic review of clinical trials of HIV antiretroviral medications showed women were less than a quarter of participants. The authors noted that this could limit the generalisability of findings as women can absorb drugs differently and respond differently to medication (side effects). (more…)
Pozhet wants to hear from women living with HIV in NSW (female partners and family members included) about what you want from a Women’s Program. The survey is anonymous and confidential and will take just over 5 minutes. Please complete this survey which closes on […]
The online edition of the US Journal of Infectious Diseases (on AIDSmap) reports that high concentrations of HIV treatment (ART) were found in the vaginal secretions of women in a study. The findings support the use of ART to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
The investigators wanted to see if ART had any effect on HIV in vaginal secretions, particularly during menstruation.