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Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and throat, but it is the last that is most concerning health officials. Dr Wi said antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhoea, developing resistance. She said: "When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."

Published
07 July 2017
From
BBC
HIV drug resistance becoming more common in Zambian infants

The proportion of infants with HIV who had drug resistance at the time of HIV diagnosis almost doubled in Zambia between 2009 and 2014 despite

Published
27 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV drug resistance testing not a priority for resource-limited settings, trial finds

Resistance testing is unlikely to improve the effectiveness of second-line HIV treatment in resource-limited settings and the introduction of routine HIV drug resistance testing is

Published
14 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Experts raise concerns over high HIV treatment failure in Kenya

Local and international health authorities are concerned about emerging evidence of high HIV treatment failure in Kenya. The latest findings in a report by the Ministry of Health and the UN published last week spoke of "unacceptably" high failure rates of Anti-retrovirals (ARVs) among refugees and residents of Kakuma in northern Kenya.

Published
06 June 2017
From
The Standard
Stock market models accurately predict changes in HIV over time

Stock market models accurately predict changes in HIV over timeHealioMathematical models that were originally developed to predict changes in stock prices accurately predicted changes in the properties of HIV, suggesting that such models could be used for the development of a future vaccine for HIV, according to data published in PLOS Biology.

Published
18 May 2017
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Healio
A quarter of people with second-line ART treatment failure in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options

Affordable third-line antiretrovirals are urgently needed in resource-limited settings, according to research conducted in Kenya and published in the online edition of AIDS. The study showed that

Published
25 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
Orphan Drug Designation for CytoDyn's PRO 140 Declined by the FDA

Cytodyn has announced that its application for Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for PRO 140 was not granted by the Office of Orphan Products Development of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because PRO 140 appears to have the potential to treat more than just the subset of multi-drug resistant HIV patients for which the designation was requested.

Published
18 April 2017
From
Cytodyn press release
Experimental STI prophylaxis in PrEP users produces big drops in syphilis and chlamydia infections but not in gonorrhoea

Use of the antibiotic doxycycline as on-demand post-exposure prophylaxis by men who have sex with men (MSM) taking part in the Ipergay HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Published
15 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Treatment-as-prevention study sees substantial levels of transmitted drug resistance in participants, but no impact on treatment

A study of the prevalence of transmitted drug resistance in participants in the ANRS 12249 trial of treatment as prevention, which reported its main results at the International

Published
15 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Case Report of PrEP Failure: What Can We Learn From It?

The New England Journal of Medicine has published the first well-documented case of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) failure despite good medication adherence. We heard lots of this information at CROI last year, and again I'm impressed at the extraordinary degree of virologic investigation done on a case from clinical practice.

Published
08 February 2017
From
The Body Pro
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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