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Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients

Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research. Researchers also found a link between potential proxy measures of nutritional status and disease progression, with those reporting food shortages and use of nutritional supplements reaching lower levels of immunity faster.

Published
10 June 2015
From
Science Daily
Most gay men with HIV in central European capitals are undiagnosed, survey has found

A survey of gay men in the European cities of Barcelona, Bratislava, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Prague and Verona has found that in all cities but Barcelona the majority

Published
09 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Cheap blood test reveals every virus you've ever been exposed to

Cheap and rapid test allows doctors to access list of every virus that has infected or continues to infect a patient, and could transform disease detection

Published
05 June 2015
From
New Scientist
Many South African women become infected with HIV during pregnancy posing high risk of transmission to their infants

There is a high risk of HIV seroconversion during pregnancy for women in South Africa, investigators report in the online journal PLOS One. The study involved approximately 10,000

Published
01 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
Acute HIV infection may present in many ways – sometimes as a serious illness

A Swiss study of people who were diagnosed during early HIV infection has found that a quarter of them presented or developed a wide variety of non-typical

Published
27 May 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Modern NNRTI regimens can be effective with 85% adherence

Some modern HIV treatment regimens can achieve viral suppression with adherence rates as low as 85%, investigators from the US Veteran Aging Cohort Study report in the

Published
12 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
Australia: Men not testing regularly enough for HIV

The number of men who have sex with men testing for HIV may be rising, but those who should be testing more often are not doing so.

Published
06 May 2015
From
Gay News Network
Many undiagnosed HIV infections picked up when testing people who have other medical conditions, but implementation challenges remain

A Europe-wide project offering HIV tests to hospital patients with glandular fever symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, a low white blood cell count, a low platelet count or

Published
30 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Queen Mary press release
Why I Wish I'd Received My HIV Diagnosis At Home

I received my HIV diagnosis nearly four years ago, on 4th August 2011, through an NHS clinic. The experience was horrific and, given the choice now, I think I'd have preferred home-testing.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Vice

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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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