Health Matters for Women Newsletter

Health Matters for Women newsletter from CDC. US Dept. of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

December 2020

Flu Shots for Expectant Moms (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Maternal vaccination is important to protect both mom and baby. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your health care provider about when you should get your vaccines, including the flu and whooping cough vaccines, to avoid complications of these infections, such as hospitalization and death.

Sex Differences in HIV Testing — 20 PEPFAR-Supported Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2019 
From October 2018 to September 2019, men in 20 sub-Saharan African countries were half as likely as women to receive an HIV test, and 37% of the HIV-positive results were among men. Similar sex differences were observed across HIV testing strategies based upon percent positivity rates. These results highlight provider-initiated testing and index testing as strategies that might improve HIV testing coverage and maximize the number of persons newly identified as HIV-positive in 20 African countries.

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Page last reviewed: December 31, 2020
Content source: Women's Health