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Standard HIV treatment achieves high concentrations in female genital tract and suppresses shedding of virus

Standard antiretroviral therapy containing tenofovir, FTC and atazanavir achieves high concentrations in the female genital tract and suppresses HIV replication throughout the menstrual cycle, US investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Rare case of lesbian transmission of HIV reported in US

An extremely rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV has been reported in the United States. The report concerns a 46-year-old woman who appears to have

Published
17 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Nipping HIV in the bud: could we use genotyping to interrupt transmission?

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this year heard a number of presentations on phylogenetic analysis – the use of genetic fingerprinting of

Published
10 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study

The second large study to look at whether people with HIV become non-infectious if they are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found no cases where someone with

Published
04 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Great news: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finally updated their fact sheet titled "Oral Sex and HIV Risk." But their document isn't as clear as it could be.

Published
27 December 2013
From
Huffington Post
Men with penile HPV infection have an increased risk of acquiring HIV

Men with penile human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have an increased risk of acquiring HIV, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. This increase in risk was irrespective

Published
10 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
People who aren't taking HIV treatment are a major source of transmitted resistance in Swiss gay men

Individuals who have never taken antiretroviral therapy (ART) are the main source of transmitted HIV drug resistance among gay men, Swiss research published in the online edition of

Published
21 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Many HIV-positive people not receiving recommended prevention counselling as part of their routine care

Approximately half of HIV-positive people in the United States are not receiving prevention counselling as part of their routine care, results of a study published in the online

Published
07 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Men attending group sex 'slam parties' don’t all use or inject drugs

There has been considerable publicity in the gay, scientific and general media recently about so-called ‘slamming’ or ‘slam parties’, defined as group sex parties where gay men take drugs

Published
03 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
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