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  • PrEP
    Study Reports Data on the Use of Intermittent ARV-Based Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention
    IAVI press release | 28 May 2012

    A Phase I clinical trial comparing a daily regimen of antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with an intermittent regimen found that rates of adherence to intermittent dosing regimens were lower than adherence to daily dosing. The study is the first ever to report data on intermittent antiretroviral PrEP use in humans.

  • Bone problems
    Treatment Update: Bone Health
    CATIE | 28 May 2012

    Many studies have found that some HIV-positive people tend to have bones that are not as thick or dense as they ought to be. Such bones have reduced bone mineral density, as minerals such as calcium have been removed, rendering the bones more porous and weak.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Sex Tourism in South Asia Boosts HIV Rates in Australia
    Poz magazine news | 28 May 2012

    Sex tourism in Thailand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea is causing an increase in HIV rates in Queensland, Australia, the Courier Mail reports.

  • Vaccines
    HIV vaccine carries its own adjuvant into clinical trials
    Fierce Vaccines | 28 May 2012

    Following its "allowed to proceed" notice, the NIH-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) has started enrollment of GeoVax's second-generation HIV vaccine. The trial will include 48 people at four sites in the US.

  • Bone problems
    Bisphosphonate Drugs Linked to Atypical Femur Fractures, but Absolute Risk is Small
    HIVandHepatitis.com | 28 May 2012

    Use of bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to manage bone loss and prevent fractures, actually appears to increase the likelihood of an unusual type of femur (thigh bone) fracture, according to a retrospective analysis described in the advance online edition of Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers emphasized, however, that the absolute risk of atypical femur breaks remains very low.

  • Religion and faith
    HIV/AIDS as Social Justice Could Motivate Black Churches
    Poz magazine news | 28 May 2012

    A recent study gathered 38 African-American faith leaders in Philadelphia to examine the role of faith-based institutions in HIV prevention, PLoS ONE reports.

  • Collaboration needed to reduce HIV, says leading Cambodian health advocate
    Key Correspondents | 28 May 2012

    The collaboration between civil society and local authority in Cambodia, in addition to government commitment, is important in the effort to reduce HIV infection and accomplish the UN’s ‘three-zero’ strategy, a leading health advocate has said.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Australia: Blood donation wait may be cut for gay men
    Nine MSN | 28 May 2012

    Gay men may be able to donate blood six months rather than a year after stopping sexual activity if research proves it won't threaten the safety of the blood supply.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Australia: Advocates hail first aged-care facilities for gays
    ABC | 28 May 2012

    Gay rights advocates are hailing a Government decision to recognise the specific needs of elderly gay people, with three aged-care facilities being built specifically for gay and lesbian people currently in the works.

  • Finance and funding
    Cannes AIDS gala raises record nine million euros
    AFP | 28 May 2012

    A star-studded Cannes gala attended by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Janet Jackson has raised a record-breaking nine million euros ($11 million) for AIDS research, organisers said Friday.

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