4M contributed a case study to a new factsheet on Quality of Life of people living with HIV, published by STOPAIDS. The case study describes “Catherine”, her journey to motherhood, with support from a 4M-trained Mentor Mother, and her decision to become trained as a Mentor Mother herself. “It has been like an emotional roller […]
Webinar no. 14 focused on the power and pitfalls of social media. The main speaker was Thubelile Mafu, 4MNet digital communications volunteer. To access Thubae’s talk, click here.
As we enter #UKLockdown2 we share the findings of our research on the many and diverse adverse effects of the first national lockdown on women’s mental and physical health and well-being, many of which could have been minimised or averted with the right policies in place. To access the report click here.
Longret Kwardem made a presentation about the importance of the meaningful involvement of women living with HIV in clinical trials. This was part of the online International AIDS Society HIV Conference on drug therapy. To access Longret’s visual presentation, click here.
We are happy to announce the publication of our new position paper on infant feeding for women living with HIV in the UK. This sets out our perspectives on the pros and cons of formula feeding and breastfeeding by women living with HIV in this high income setting. It concludes by emphasising the importance of upholding […]
Our latest webinar, no. 13, featured our Steering Group Chair, Dr Rageshri Dhairywawan of Barts Health NHS Trust. She spoke about “HIV and ethnic health inequalities with a focus on perinatal care”. She was joined by 4M Mentor Mothers for a great debate! To access the webinar on vimeo, click here. To access it on facebook live, click here.
We are delighted to release our new Advocacy Brief, which documents our more recent activities and advocates for ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women living with HIV across their perinatal care. Our Annex provides a year-by-year summary of all our activities. The 3-page summary is here. The full Advocacy Brief is here.
4M Mentor Mother Network Co-Director Longret Kwardem was invited to speak in a symposium about differentiated models of care in the International AIDS Society 2020 Conference. You can view and hear her presentation here.
Webinar no. 12 took place on International Women’s Health Day. This time our theme was HIV, pregnancy and COVID-19. Our speakers were Dr Alison Wright FRCOG of the Royal Free Hopsital London and FIGO; and Elaine Cunnea, Head of Counselling at NAZ. To access the webinar, click here.
Webinar no. 11 took place in 2 parts, on 2nd and 9th April. This webinar is about violence against women and mental health issues in relation to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV. It also discusses the importance of trauma-informed care and offers some suggestions about how to improve our communication and relationship skills. This […]
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