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  • Transmission and prevention
    Telling tales and talking-through
    Bad Blood (blog) | 10 hours ago

    There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    That holiday pedicure may leave you with hepatitis C
    Courier Mail | 12 hours ago

    "In places like Bali, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, hepatitis C can be nine or 10 times more prevalent than at home, and this coupled with generally lower standards of equipment sterilisation in the average tattoo parlour or where you get pedicures can greatly increase the risk of infection," Tyrell says.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
    Inter Press Service | 12 hours ago

    At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos. According to UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS), an estimated 270,000 people were living with HIV in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2012.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    MSF urges BMS to make daclatasvir accessible in low-and middle-income countries
    Pharmabiz | 12 hours ago

    Welcoming the EMA's approval of daclatasvir on August 27, 2014, the MSF said that the BMS must rapidly register daclatasvir in those countries with a high burden of hepatitis C, especially in those countries with a high prevalence of genotype 3. It also urged BMS to ensure daclatasvir is affordable in those countries with a high burden of hepatitis C.

  • Vaccines
    New analysis of old HIV vaccines finds potentially protective immune response
    Science Daily | 12 hours ago

    Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. The vaccines had in fact triggered an antibody response -- now known to be associated with protection in adults -- that was previously unrecognized in the infants studied in the 1990s.

  • Combatting stigma
    'A Day With HIV 2014' Aims To Break Down HIV Stigma
    Huffington Posty | 28 August 2014

    HIV stigma needs to be a thing of the past, and there's an awesome way you can help change public perception.

  • The search for a cure
    Beyond the Berlin patient – seeking a cure for HIV-AIDS
    Humanosphere | 28 August 2014

    Researchers from many corners of the world, including the Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of the AIDS virus Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, are in Seattle this week to explore the possibility of curing people of HIV.

  • Drug interactions and pharmacokinetics
    Dosage of HIV drug may be ineffective for half of African-Americans
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 28 August 2014

    Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc. The initial dosing studies included mostly European-Americans, who generally lack a protein that is key to removing maraviroc from the body, resulting in higher concentrations of the drug in the blood. The current study shows that people with maximum levels of the protein CYP3A5 -- including nearly half of African-Americans -- end up with lower levels of maraviroc in their bodies.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Does the global HIV response understand anal sex?
    IRIN | 28 August 2014

    Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.

  • The search for a cure
    HIV Antibodies Block Infection by Reservoir-Derived Virus in Laboratory Study
    National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases press release | 27 August 2014

    The researchers conclude that passive immunotherapy involving bNAbs individually or in combination may control HIV in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. A number of clinical trials are already underway or planned to test this hypothesis.

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