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  • Young people
    Most people think they’ll never get HIV. We spoke to two students who did
    The Tab | 14 hours ago

    Unless you watch Comic Relief or own Team America on DVD, chances are HIV doesn’t cross your mind that often. Yet rising rates of young gay men across the country are being diagnosed every year with the chronic illness. HIV may no longer be the death sentence it once was – nonetheless, it dramatically changes the lives of those who contract it.

  • PrEP
    Positively UK’s Statement on PrEP
    Positively UK | 14 hours ago

    Positively UK welcomes the findings from PROUD and IPERGAY studies, which demonstrate the high effectiveness of usingPre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective tool for HIV prevention and promoting the health of gay men and men who have sex with men. Positively UK joins other UK based HIV and LGBT organisations in urging the NHS to speed up the approval process and make PrEP available.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    The sale of the London Lighthouse
    Terrence Higgins Trust | 18 hours ago

    Dr Rosemary Gillespie, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, bids farewell to a landmark in HIV history.

  • Hepatitis B
    Oral hepatitis B vaccine could become a reality
    Medical Xpress | 20 hours ago

    In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per dose to manufacture.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Age-related macular degeneration in HIV
    CATIE | 21 hours ago

    Researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. have been monitoring the eyes of people who have survived AIDS. They found that out of 1,825 participants, 10% had intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared to HIV-negative people, the rate of AMD among these long-term survivors of AIDS was four-fold greater. The findings and implications of this study are discussed below.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Predictors of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy in the modern era
    CATIE | 21 hours ago

    Researchers at major clinical centres in the U.S. have collaborated to study potential causes of peripheral neuropathy (PN) among HIV-positive people in the modern era. They recruited about 500 people who were free from PN and monitored them for an average of two years, performing extensive assessments. Taking into account many issues, statistical analysis found that there were several factors associated with an increased risk for PN.

  • Vaccines
    We’re in a renaissance period for the HIV vaccine
    Hindustan Times | 21 hours ago

    Wayne Koff, chief scientific officer at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), spoke in an interview about the challenges in developing a vaccine for one of the trickiest and deadliest known viruses, how scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and what makes India attractive for vaccine development.

  • Global health initiatives
    MSM and transgender people are absent from the Global Fund country dialogue in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    EATG | 21 hours ago

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Researchers develop new model to study why some HPV infections go away and others progress
    EATG | 21 hours ago

    For people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body's disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed. A new study finds that the body's ability to defeat the virus may be largely due to unpredictable division patterns in HPV-infected stem cells, rather than the strength of the person's immune response.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Texas Bill Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Education
    ABC News | 21 hours ago

    Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House.

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