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January 2018

Key factors for keeping mothers from passing HIV to infants

UCSF Bixby Center
Over 90% of children in Kenya living with HIV were exposed to the virus while in their mothers’ wombs. While antiretroviral therapy (ART) is widely available, there are still far too many pregnant women who don’t get treatment. A new study co-authored by UCSF Bixby Center researchers identified several factors linked to mothers passing HIV on to infants.

Decreasing the risk of unsafe abortion in Peru through harm reduction

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPPARES) tested a way to guide women to safer abortion options within restrictive legal limits.

How to get HIV prevention services to more women in the US

UCSF Bixby Center
A team of researchers including a Bixby investigator identified challenges and made recommendations to help reduce the rate of HIV infection among women.