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'Real-world' evidence shows that antiretroviral therapy reduces risk of HIV transmission in heterosexual couples

A study conducted in China has provided 'real-world' evidence of the impact of antiretroviral therapy on the risk of transmission in heterosexual couples. Published in The Lancet,

Published
04 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
THERAVECTYS is granted authorization from the French and Belgian regulatory agencies to launch a Phase III clinical trial for its anti-HIV therapeutic vaccine candidate

The world’s first use of lentiviral vector technology in the vaccine field .

Published
04 December 2012
From
EATG
Medical Technician Accused in Hepatitis C Infections Is Indicted on New Charges

A traveling medical technician who is believed to have infected at least 39 people with hepatitis C through his use of stolen hospital drugs and syringes was indicted late Wednesday in New Hampshire on 14 new charges.

Published
03 December 2012
From
New York Times
Controversial HIV study begins in Montreal

A team of researchers is seeking the help of up to 400 HIV-negative gay men to determine whether an antiretroviral drug could prevent the disease's spread by being ingested up to two hours before or up to a day after having sexual intercourse.

Published
02 December 2012
From
CBC.ca
A Global Plan to End AIDS Everywhere But at Home

The bold, aggressive new plan released by Hillary Clinton once again wildly surpasses in ambition what US officials dare attempt in this country.

Published
02 December 2012
From
The Atlantic
Partner therapy 'cuts HIV cases'

Treating people with HIV who have uninfected partners significantly reduces transmission rates, researchers in China have found.

Published
01 December 2012
From
BBC Health
Manhunt Cares: PrEP

Manhunt informational pages on PrEP.

Published
01 December 2012
From
Manhunt
Manhunt to Promote HIV Prevention Pill Truvada for World AIDS Day: 'A Choice When Condoms Are In The Way'

Manhunt™ will promote pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for this year's World AIDS Day. Manhunt is the world's largest online and mobile sexual networking site for gay men. The promotion is being sent to over 2.5 million Manhunt members on World AIDS Day through Manhunt’s internal email broadcast system with the following tagline: “HIV Prevention Pill for Negative Men (and women too): A choice when condoms are in the way or not enough?”

Published
01 December 2012
From
Towleroad
Health officials tell Greece to act fast to control HIV

A spiraling outbreak of HIV in debt-stricken Greece could run out of control unless urgent action is taken, European health officials said on Friday.

Published
01 December 2012
From
Reuters
HPA urges further action on HIV testing to reduce numbers undiagnosed and diagnosed late

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) issued its annual epidemiological report yesterday, and drew particular attention to the need for improvement in HIV testing rates – six of

Published
30 November 2012
By
Roger Pebody

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