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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, [...]

1608, 2018

Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

HIV is known to lead to many unique health concerns in older adults, with patients often exhibiting comorbidities and characteristics associated with older age much sooner than their age-matched HIV-n [...]

1608, 2018

Newly diagnosed HIV cases in Saskatchewan increase for third straight year

A point-of-care HIV test being administered at the Health Initiative for Men in Vancouver on National HIV Testing Day is shown in a handout photo. The number of newly diagnosed [...]

1508, 2018

The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights

Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini is a mother, a sex worker, and an advocate for sex worker rights in South Africa. A few years ago, she went to a holiday party with coworkers at the [...]

1508, 2018

Brief interventions during routine care reduce alcohol use among men with HIV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences [...]

1508, 2018

Scientists Say Genetically Modified Rice Can Prevent HIV

Nepalese farmers plant rice saplings in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy planting day in Lele, Lalitpur, Nepal, Friday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) Researchers say a [...]