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Spiralling anabolic steroid use leaves UK facing health timebomb, experts warn

Image-obsessed young males use drug to build muscle but growing health toll includes HIV infection rate equal to that of heroin users.

Published
19 June 2015
From
The Guardian
UCLA research offers more evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection

New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.

Published
19 June 2015
From
UCLA press release
How to prevent HIV and STI in men who have sex with men: an ECDC guidance

Many European countries have had specific prevention programmes for men who have sex with men (MSM) since the early years of the HIV epidemic. But sex between men is still the predominant mode of HIV transmission across the EU/EEA. In its new guidance HIV and STI prevention among men who have...

Published
19 June 2015
From
ECDC
NIAID-funded HIV vaccine research generates key antibodies in animal models

A trio of studies being published today in the journals Science and Cell describes advances toward the development of an HIV vaccine. The three study teams all demonstrated techniques for stimulating animal cells to produce antibodies that either could stop HIV from infecting human cells in the laboratory or had the potential to evolve into such antibodies. Each of the research teams received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Published
19 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Sequential immunizations could be the key to HIV vaccine

Scientists have thought for some time that multiple immunizations, each tailored to specific stages of the immune response, could be used to generate a special class of HIV-fighting antibodies, so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies. New findings provide the first evidence supporting this approach.

Published
19 June 2015
From
Science Daily
Australia’s Long Wait for Truvada

At last year's Melbourne AIDS conference, every state and federal health minister in Australia pledged to eliminate HIV transmissions by 2020. While there's been a suite of measures set in place to achieve this, there's one thing missing: and that's widespread access to PrEP (or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), facilitated with a drug called Truvada.

Published
19 June 2015
From
Vice
Vaginal microbicide ring study releases first data on participants

An efficacy study of a new method of HIV prevention has published its first data. ASPIRE is one of two large efficacy trials of a vaginal ring microbicide

Published
19 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
House Republicans Ease Opposition to Needle Exchanges

The annual health spending measure now taking shape in the House would still bar using federal dollars to buy sterile needles or syringes, but officials could use federal grant money to provide support for state and local drug treatment programs that include needle exchanges.

Published
18 June 2015
From
New York Times
Bodybuilders 'could get HIV from drinking human breast milk'

Bodybuilders and cancer patients are putting themselves at risk of contracting HIV and syphilis by buying human breast milk over the internet, health experts have warned. Dozens of websites now sell breast milk claiming that it is a super food which provides energy, nutrients and can even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer.

Published
18 June 2015
From
Daily Telegraph
AHF's 'Trust Him?' Billboards Aim to Address Infidelity and HIV

A billboard campaign by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) depicts couples in bed asking, 'Trust Him?' or 'Trust Her?'

Published
18 June 2015
From
Poz magazine news

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