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April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10 is the third observation of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), an opportunity to promote education and raise awareness about the epidemic among young people in the U.S.

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Most Children with HIV Experience CD4 Cell Recovery after Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

Children with perinatal HIV infection who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) typically experience good recovery of CD4 T-cells, but the likelihood of reaching 500 cells/mm3 or more is higher for those with less immune suppression prior to treatment initiation, according to a study published in the March 27 edition of AIDS.

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Today Is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20 marks the 9th annual observation of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), an occasion to highlight the impact of HIV and AIDS on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

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CROI 2015: Levonorgestrel Contraception May Be Less Effective for Women Taking Efavirenz

African women who took efavirenz as part of a combination antiretroviral regimen were more likely to become pregnant while using the levonorgestrel implant, likely due to a drug interaction that lowers levels of the hormonal contraceptive, according to a presentation at the recent 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle.

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CROI 2015: Breastfeeding Mothers with HIV Often Undiagnosed in Sub-Saharan Africa

A large proportion of women in sub-Saharan Africa who are at high risk of transmitting HIV to their infants during breastfeeding are likely to be undiagnosed, if results of a large 3-country survey are applicable to other countries with a high prevalence of HIV among pregnant women, according to a study presented by David Maman of Médecins sans Frontières at the recent 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle. The study also found very high rates of HIV incidence among pregnant women aged 15-29 in Kenya and South Africa, emphasizing the need for repeat testing during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period.

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