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2007, 2018

The unbreakable circle of HIV stigma ‘I did a human thing: I caught a virus. Nothing worse than that’

Credit: Vasyl Dolmatov/iStock/Thinkstock   As a gay man who has lived with HIV for the better part of 20 years, I’ve experienced a lot of HIV-related stigma. I feel it in [...]

2007, 2018

What Medical Marijuana Is, and Is Not, Good for Pain, inflammation-related disorders and age-related changes in the brain.

In 2016, I was asked by Governor John Kasich to become an academic research member of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.  Ohio’s statute allows physicians to recommend the use of medical marijuana [...]

2007, 2018

Record 3 in 5 HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: United Nations

  People at an anti-retroviral clinic in Emmaus hospital in Winterton, in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal region on Mar 11, 2008. (Photo: AFP/Alexander Joe) PARIS: Almost three in five people infected with [...]

2007, 2018

Predictors of Survival in HIV/HCV Co-Infected Patients With HCC

The strongest survival prognostic factor in HCC with co-infection of HIV and HCV is radiological aggressiveness of the tumor. The strongest survival prognostic factor in people diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma [...]

1907, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Health to attend 22nd International AIDS Conference in the Netherlands

OTTAWA, July 17, 2018 /CNW/ - HIV and AIDS continue to be major global public health issues, with nearly 37 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016 and approximately [...]

1907, 2018

The case for decriminalizing drugs in Canada

Naloxone, which has become much easier to access since the overdose crisis began, has revived thousands of people from the brink of death during opioid overdose, according to Dr. Bonnie [...]

1907, 2018

HIV treatment-as-prevention is effective in homosexual male couples, study finds

A study led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW supports evidence that treatment-as-prevention allows people living with HIV to have effectively zero chance of sexually transmitting the virus to others. [...]

1907, 2018

It’s time to make PrEP available to all who need it

NAM, alongside a large number of HIV organisations and many community activists, are agreed that a 10,000 place PrEP trial was never large enough to meet demand. For this reason, [...]

1807, 2018

Developmental issues are more likely in HIV-positive children than in those without the virus

Picture: ISTOCK HIV-positive children in SA are more likely to have developmental disabilities than those who are HIV-negative. Four-year-old to six-year-old HIV-positive children tested by University of KwaZulu-Natal doctors were [...]

1807, 2018

Younger Adults with HIV Experience Shorter Times to Viral Rebound

A Canadian study found that a patient's age was a factor in HIV viral rebound after suppression with treatment, with younger adults experiencing lower prevalence of viral suppression and shorter [...]