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  • Cardiovascular disease
    What triggered my heart attack?
    EATG | 19 November 2018

    Jackie Morton, ex-Chair of the European AIDS Treatment Group, found her severe pain was due to a heart attack. Here she writes a detailed, dispassionate and scientific blog on the possible causes - and remedies.

  • Women
    HIV rates lower in states that target intimate partner violence
    Yale News | 16 November 2018

    States that aggressively target intimate partner violence (IPV) in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV infection among women, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. The findings reinforce the belief that exposure to intimate partner violence increases a woman’s risk for HIV infection and suggest that integrating comprehensive IPV policies at the state level can positively impact women’s health. TIARA WILLIE The study appears in the journal Annals of Epidemiology.

  • New HIV testing centers open in the Philippines as HIV crisis worsens
    Gay Star News | 16 November 2018

    More HIV testing centers have opened in the Philippines as the country struggles to curb the growing number of new cases. Already this year there have been more than 7,600 new HIV diagnosis in the Philippines. The south-east Asian nation has experienced a 174% increase in new infections since 2010. LoveYourself is an organisation mostly made up of volunteers who take multi-layered action on the HIV epidemic through promoting self-worth.

  • The biology of HIV transmission
    HIV Risk Greatest During Follicular Phase of Menstrual Cycle | 16 November 2018

    The follicular phase of the menstrual cycle may be the most vulnerable time for HIV-1 acquisition in women—not the luteal phase, as previously thought—according to the results of a new study published online October 31 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

  • Combatting stigma
    HIV speed dating comes to London
    Gay Star News | 16 November 2018

    To coincide with World AIDS Day (1 December), ACT UP London are hosting a HIV Blind Date theatre show and HIV Speed Dating event. The group says it’s to raise awareness of continuing stigma around the virus.

  • The search for a cure
    HIV latency differs across tissues in the body
    EurekAlert (press release) | 16 November 2018

    Mechanisms that govern HIV transcription and latency differ in the gut and blood, according to a study published November 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Steven Yukl of San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Tivicay Plus Boosted Prezista Shows Promise as Two-Drug HIV Regimen
    Poz | 16 November 2018

    However, the regimen appears much less potent for those who aren’t virally suppressed.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    Why we should no longer talk about ‘disclosing’ our HIV status
    AVERT | 15 November 2018

    Alongside the emotionally liberating and sexually freeing U = U message, there’s no place for the stigmatising language of HIV ‘disclosure’ anymore, says HIV peer mentor Rob Hammond.

  • Health services and systems
    Integrating the exceptional in an evolving response to AIDS
    Friends of the Global Fight | 15 November 2018

    How do we keep what is valuable from the vertical approach to HIV while simultaneously broadening the health services delivered?

  • Treatment interruptions
    Community Recommendations for Clinical Research Involving Antiretroviral Treatment Interruptions in Adults
    TAG | 15 November 2018

    Scientists working to develop a cure for HIV infection sometimes need to conduct clinical trials in which participants are asked to temporarily interrupt ART, which contradicts the recommendations and guidelines for people with HIV under medical care.

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