The 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) was held in Washington DC:Families and children news


We are pleased to partner with UNICEF to ensure the widest possible awareness of the latest developments in HIV treatment, prevention and care that will benefit infants, children and young people.

Families and children news from AIDS 2012

HIV treatment for children: how programmes are improving diagnosis and retention

“It is unacceptable that children at this point in time are not receiving treatment,” René Ekpini of UNICEF told a satellite session supported by UNICEF, IAS-ILF and MSH

27 July 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
Does injectable hormonal contraception increase the risk of HIV infection?

The 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) heard further contradictory evidence this week on whether hormonal contraceptives, especially injectable ones, raise the risk to women of acquiring

27 July 2012
Gus Cairns
Mobile technologies playing a growing role in HIV care and treatment support

A number of studies presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC highlighted potentially important roles for mobile phone technology in the delivery of

27 July 2012
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Community-based support aids retention, adherence and treatment response

Patient retention and linkage throughout the cascade of HIV care remains very low, placing the concept of ‘test and treat’ as part of the solution to ending

26 July 2012
Lesley Odendal
Transforming ‘PMTCT programmes into ART programmes’: UNICEF champions lifelong treatment for all HIV-positive pregnant women

At a session at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC, UNICEF official Chewe Luo called for transforming “PMTCT programmes into ART programmes” in

26 July 2012
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Why Zambians don’t test and treat

A study amongst 2443 people in Zambia, recruited from HIV clinics and community organisations, found that social ostracism, rejection by sexual partners and fear of not being

26 July 2012
Gus Cairns
Keeping children in school shows impact on HIV risk behaviours in Kenya

Providing free school uniforms to enable children to stay in school, in addition to exposing primary school students to the national HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum, appeared to have

26 July 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
Adolescent antiretroviral options expanding

A range of new antiretroviral drugs are in development for adolescents with HIV, a population which may have extensive experience of antiretroviral therapy and resistance to some

25 July 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
New antiretrovirals for infants and children still needed

Promising new formulations of antiretroviral agents including tenofovir, fosamprevanir, dolutegravir, etravirine and raltegravir for treating the often neglected needs of infants, children and adolescents with HIV were presented

25 July 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
Hillary Clinton pledges money for vulnerable minorities, reproductive rights, AIDS-free families

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a relatively warm reception yesterday at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC, as she supported the

24 July 2012
Gus Cairns
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