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2208, 2018

Untreated genital warts may increase risk of HIV transmission

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (Boston)-- A new study has shown that genital warts may promote HIV sexual transmission and, in turn, their treatment and prevention could help decrease the [...]

2108, 2018

Monthly HIV injection could replace daily cocktail of pills

The injection could eventually be taken at home and would replace a daily cocktail of medication HIV patients taking a cocktail of pills each day to manage the disease may [...]

2108, 2018

HIV Does Define Me: There, I’ve Said It. Here are ways HIV can shape our lives, whether we like it or not.

  It’s the clarion call of many a budding activist: “HIV does not define me.” You must have read it a hundred times. It’s an admirable sentiment too. It speaks [...]

2108, 2018

New ‘treat all’ hepatitis C guidelines learn from the HIV experience

In their first treatment update since 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopts a ‘treat all’ approach for hepatitis C, guided by the success of their HIV experience. Patients in [...]

1708, 2018

Patients With HIV Who Develop Depression Are Unlikely to Seek Treatment

Patients with HIV have a high likelihood of developing depression related to their diagnosis, according to the results of a recent study. Uncertain what actions to take, many of these [...]

1708, 2018

BC-People with HIV receiving methadone and HIV drugs spend less time with detectable viral load

Image from the webcast of Brittany Barker presenting at AIDS 2018. People on methadone maintenance treatment spent less time with a detectable viral load above 1500 copies/ml, potentially reducing the [...]

1708, 2018

Intervention for young transgender women to reduce risk of HIV

Bottom Line: Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received [...]

1708, 2018

During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens

NIH scientists suspect process aims to curb immune-system hyperactivity. Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a B cell from a human donor.NIAID What For the first time, scientists have shown that [...]

1608, 2018

New B.C. HIV centre director has spent decades studying the virus

Dr. Zabrina Brumme she begins her new job Monday as director of the HIV/AIDS laboratory program at the B.C. Centre for Excellence. Since high school, Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been [...]

1608, 2018

Manitoba researchers exploring whether Aspirin can be used to help prevent HIV

Small study found 37 women taking drug daily had drop in HIV target cells: researcher The study had 37 women take acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) daily, and 39 women took hydroxychloroquine, [...]