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Date: 08/06/2019
Source: The Body Pro
Type: In the News
A landmark study evaluating HIV risk and hormonal contraception is under fire, with critics arguing the trial was ethically flawed from the start and that its results may limit already narrow birth-control options for African women. The trial, called the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO), was led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV...
Date: 06/13/2019
Type: In the News
Today at a satellite symposium at the South African AIDS Conference, the ECHO trial of contraceptive use and impact on HIV risk released its results. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes Study, or ECHO, was designed to evaluate the risk of acquiring HIV in HIV-negative women who used the copper-releasing intrauterine device (Cu-IUD), a levonorgestrel (LNG) implant (Jadelle) and...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS & HRP
Type: In the News
WHO, UNAIDS and UNFPA welcome the results of a large clinical research study known as the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study that was conducted in four African countries and published in the Lancet today. The study compared the risk of HIV acquisition among women randomized to three highly-effective reversible contraceptive methods. The ECHO study found no...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO
Type: Press Releases
GENEVA, 13 June 2019: A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods well-accepted by...
Date: 04/11/2019
Source: Xinhua
Type: In the News
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Tuesday signed a five-million-U.S. dollar cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening the country's ailing health sector. Mary Otieno, UNFPA representative in South Sudan said the three-year work plan seeks to strength health sector through training of health workers and also facilitate procurement and...
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