Groundbreaking vaccine research reveals more clues about HIV

JOHANNESBURG, 15 January 2013 (PlusNews) - The only HIV vaccine trial to achieve moderate success took place four years ago, yet it continues to reveal new information about the virus and renew hopes for a future vaccine. full report

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KENYA: Integration of PMTCT and maternal and child health gets results

NAIROBI/NDHIWA, 19 December 2012 (PlusNews) - Health programmes integrating services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV into regular maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) clinics, rather than operating PMTCT services as stand-along programmes, are showing positive results in Kenya, experts say. full report

HIV/AIDS: New WHO guidelines urge decriminalization of sex work

NAIROBI, 18 December 2012 (PlusNews) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines - titled 'Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections for Sex Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' - recommending, among other things, that countries should work towards decriminalizing sex work. full report

HIV/AIDS: The HIV prevention agenda

JOHANNESBURG, 13 December 2012 (PlusNews) - If the world scales-up HIV treatment and prevention in the next two years, a critical tipping point - in which those on treatment outnumber those newly infected with the virus - could be reached, according to the global HIV prevention advocacy organization AVAC. full report

KENYA: Exclusive breastfeeding on the rise

NDHIWA, 4 December 2012 (PlusNews) - Kenya has made significant strides in boosting exclusive breastfeeding, even passing a new law banning the promotion of infant formula. Nevertheless, challenges to safe infant feeding - a major part of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission - remain. full report

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