The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Centre at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the University of California San Francisco's Centre for HIV Information has launched this website. The website contains a comprehensive, Internet-based library of practically applicable materials on mother and child HIV infection including preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), infant feeding, clinical care of women and children living with HIV infection, and the support of orphans.
Is a source for global information on HIV/AIDS medicine, prevention, and policy issues. Also contains regional and country-level analyses of key policy issues. HIV Insite is based at the University of California San Francisco.
A new study is to put the relationship between illegal drug use and risky sex patterns in South Africa in the spotlight for the first time.
Smoking appears to increase the risk of becoming infected with tuberculosis and the risk for the development of active disease upon infection. This is according to an analysis of previously published research in the 26 February issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Chemotherapy causes changes in the brain's metabolism and blood flow that can last as long as 10 years, a discovery that may explain the mental fog and confusion that affect many cancer survivors, researchers said on Thursday.
A NEW medical study linking the toxic pesticide DDT to retarded brain development in young children has raised further question marks about South Africa's continued use of the chemical to eradicate malaria in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
Health for All, not the privileged few....
More and more babies each year are being born just shy of spending a full pregnancy in their mothers' wombs, putting more infants at risk of health and possibly developmental problems because they enter the world before they are ready.
The use of HIV testing and information about HIV status as an HIV prevention tool remains a complex and controversial area of debate, largely due to issues of trust trust in confidentiality of information, trust that healthcare providers will not test without consent, and trust that partners are telling the truth about their status. For all these reasons prevention experts have shied away from addressing the topic in the developed world, despite the fact that HIV testing is considered an essential ingredient in the prevention mix in low-income countries. At last months Thirteenth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver, it was clear that the issue of HIV testings role in prevention cannot be avoided any longer.
LONDON - A re-usable, lightweight suit could help save the lives of thousands of women in poor countries who die each year during childbirth, researchers said on Monday. The garment, which resembles the bottom half of a wetsuit, restores blood flow to vital organs in women in shock and suffering from obstetrical haemorrhaging, or bleeding, during the birth. In a pilot study of 364 women in Egypt, the non-pneumatic, anti-shock garment, or NASG, reduced death and severe illness by 69 percent, according to the researchers.