USPSTF recommendation on screening for HIV infection
(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for HIV infection in adolescents and adults ages 15 to 65; in those younger or older at increased risk of infection; and in all pregnant people. The USPSTF routinely makes recommendations about the effectiveness of preventive care services and this statement is an update of its 2013 recommendation.
ConclusionThe moment of the surgical intervention in our case reflects the importance of this report, since it reinforces the feasibility of this procedure during pregnancy.
CONCLUSIONS: Planning for, programming and promoting the adoption of oral PrEP necessitates a deeper understanding of end-user priorities in order to ensure successful interventions. This review illustrates the nuances facilitating or deterring PrEP use that may affect the larger effort of PrEP scale-up. PMID: 31328429 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Hemoglobinopathies Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Review of routine lab data Sponsor: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Recruiting
Conditions: Fibroid; Uterus Tumor, Complicating Pregnancy; Infertility, Female; Surgical Procedure, Unspecified Intervention: Drug: Ulipristal Acetate 5 MG Oral Tablet Sponsor: Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
Condition: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Intervention: Behavioral: Healthy Beginnings Sponsors: Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Louisiana Department of Health Recruiting
Interview with Melissa A Simon, MD MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
DNA testing (and the family secrets it sometimes reveals) has been in the news a lot this year. As Dani Shapiro’s memoir Inheritance made clear, a simple DNA test can upend an identity and dismantle a family story. Those of us working in the field of reproductive medicine know that Shapiro’s story is far from unique. Increasingly often, young (and not so young) adults learn “by accident” that they were donor-conceived. Readers may wonder how this happens. How can parents keep a secret so significant from their children? As a therapist whose practice includes many parents who had children through don...
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -The Upper East Regional Directorate of the of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has formed boys and men clubs in 36 communities in six selected districts of the region to help address reproductive health and gender issues.
[Nation] Four out of every 10 females attending pre-natal clinics in Meru County are girls below 19 years, a new report has revealed, leaving health and education officials in the region worried.
[The Herald] Treasury should provide funding for family planning in next year's budget as part of wider efforts to promote women's health and reduce the maternal mortality rate.