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1406, 2018

Drug to treat alcohol addiction also helps with suppression of HIV    

(© stock.adobe.com) A medication commonly prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder also appears to help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for relapse receiving HIV antiretroviral [...]

1406, 2018

These Gay Men Have Spent 30 Years Learning How To Be Long-Term HIV Survivors

“It was hell to watch people die in the ’80s, but my personal hell was when long-term survivors were forgotten.” Avichai Scher On Assignment For HuffPost ADAM FREDERICKS Long-term HIV survivor [...]

1406, 2018

T cells alone are sufficient to establish and maintain HIV infection in the brain

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID A new study by University of North [...]

1406, 2018

Gilead takes HIV prevention message to TV, pushing PreP awareness with hipster ad

Gilead pushes HIV prevention in a new awareness commercial in which young adults get honest about sex and health. (Gilead) Gilead Sciences wants people to get honest about HIV and [...]

1306, 2018

‘Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from [...]

1306, 2018

Richmond City Council Adopts Human Rights Commission, Includes LGBTQ Protections

By protecting on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, City Council went farther than current Virginia state law -- a decision which has uncertain legal implications. The Richmond City [...]

1306, 2018

Sexually transmitted infections up, HIV down in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control points to less frequent condom use Rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in B.C., with public health experts pointing to fewer people [...]

1306, 2018

HIV/AIDS patients fail to access drugs as clinics demand $1per visit

GOROMONZI: A number of people in need of HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART), supplied for free by the government, are failing to access the drugs on time as some health centres [...]

1206, 2018

Successful Management of HIV is Outpacing That of Diabetes in Women

Among HIV-positive women with diabetes, HIV control has improved over time, but diabetes control has not, according to new study results. Through the widespread adoption of antiretroviral therapy, HIV has become [...]

1206, 2018

Healthcare providers missing opportunities to prescribe PrEP to patients at high risk of HIV

Healthcare providers are missing opportunities to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to patients at high risk of HIV, according to US research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The research found that two-thirds [...]