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602, 2019

Does HIV Age The Mind And Body?

A new study uncovers factors likely to make HIV-positive people age faster — and how much older they may make you.  A new study helps explain why people with HIV [...]

602, 2019

Florida is the Epicenter of HIV in U.S.—Why Are State Officials Cutting HIV/AIDS Medical Care?, asks AHF

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Positive Healthcare (PHC) today filed suit against the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) to enjoin the agency from recklessly moving thousands of patients to a for-profit health plan. Thousands [...]

602, 2019

U of M researcher using the chickenpox virus to develop HIV vaccine

Researcher hoping to develop HIV vaccine A local researcher is aiming to use the chickenpox virus to help develop a vaccine against HIV. 286286 A University of Manitoba researcher has [...]

502, 2019

What I learned after acquiring HIV at 16 from the first man I had sex with

Performer Nathaniel Hall became HIV positive as a teenager but kept it a secret from his family for 14 years until a breakdown in 2017 prompted him to speak out [...]

502, 2019

Gene linked to HIV latency

KATHERINE DU Historically, HIV research has focused on how antiviral proteins block infection. But there remains a lack of understanding in how these proteins behave when the HIV virus has [...]

502, 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a growing health problem in people with HIV

Keith Alcorn Risk factors for NAFLD and NASHDiagnosis and treatmentReference Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major emerging health challenge for people living with HIV, according to a review of [...]

502, 2019

Cutting-edge approach maps HIV’s escape routes

Atlas of immune-evading HIV mutations could inform design of new treatments, vaccines Jan. 29, 2019 |  By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service An illustration of an HIV particle, showing the [...]

102, 2019

Addictions treatment: barriers and doors on Vancouver Island

On Vancouver Island, 214 people died from illicit drug overdoses in 2018. Various forms of treatment are available, from public to private programs and facilities. (File photo) Parksville activist says [...]

102, 2019

Practice safe Oral Sex

Oral sex Oral sex is when a person stimulates their partner’s genitals with their mouth, lips or tongue. Oral sex can include licking or sucking a person’s vulva, vagina/internal genitals, [...]

102, 2019

Downtown Eastside academics at the BCCSU work alongside first responders to reduce B.C. overdose deaths 

The B.C. Centre on Substance Use has collected data from grassroots organizations teaching overdose response in low-income housing buildings and used that information to improve the government's response to B.C. [...]