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Could HIV treatment mean safer sex?

A meta-analysis of every study that has looked at the sexual behaviour of people after starting HIV treatment has found not a single instance of so-called

Published
2 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
More data suggest increased risk of HIV infection for women using contraceptive injections

A sophisticated meta-analysis, pooling individual-level data on 37,000 women, has found that the use of DMPA injectable hormonal contraception is linked with a higher rate

Published
4 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
What’s Your Long-term Risk of Transmitting HIV?

How mathematical models can help us better understand both the long-term probability of HIV transmission and the benefit of combining risk-reduction strategies.

Published
04 July 2014
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Poz
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

Published
26 June 2014
From
The Guardian
Gonorrhoea antimicrobial resistance: is UK antibiotic stewarding policy shows “some success”

A widely circulated press release from the Society of General Microbiology’s (SGM) Annual Conference 2014 (April 14th – 17th) reports that Health for England’s Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan, according to representative, Dr Catherine Ison, “has shown some success in delaying the onset of treatment failure to the oral antibiotic cefixime”. 

Published
11 June 2014
From
BMJ
Syphilis Rises Among Gay Men, Possibly Fueling HIV Spread

The U.S. rate of primary and secondary syphilis has more than doubled since the turn of the century, with cases largely concentrated among gay and bi men.

Published
05 June 2014
From
Aidsmeds
HIV transmission risks: Review updates CDC estimates, adds impact of treatment, condom use

Authors of a comprehensive review of literature reporting data on per-act HIV transmission risks have updated the last estimates produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, and in the process have highlighted the importance of treatment and prevention reaching those at greatest risk.

Published
05 June 2014
From
Science Speaks
High burden of STIs among people living with HIV in Cape Town in period before they start ART

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are high among people living with HIV in the period before they start antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from South Africa report in the

Published
03 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Second analysis concludes that we can't eliminate the long-term possibility of HIV transmission from someone on treatment

A study that estimates the risk that someone living with HIV and taking antiretroviral therapy could transmit the virus reports that, on the basis of the

Published
31 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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