HIV cannot be transmitted by spitting, and risk from biting is negligible, says detailed case review
There is no risk of transmitting HIV through spitting, and the risk from biting is negligible, according to research published in HIV Medicine.
Living with HIV is an independent risk factor for erectile problems among middle-aged men who have sex with men (MSM), Dutch investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. After taking into account all other risk factors, HIV infection was associated with a more than doubling in the risk of erectile dysfunction.
People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Prostate cancer and lung cancer projected to be most frequent cancer diagnoses in people with HIV by 2030
Prostate and lung cancer will become the most frequently diagnosed cancers in people living with HIV in the United States by 2030 if current trends in new cancer diagnoses continue, an analysis by the US National Cancer Institute shows.
HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow now involves over 100 infections, many homeless
An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow involves over 100 cases and is still ongoing, investigators report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Genetic sequencing showed that all 104 cases were linked, with two-thirds of diagnoses made after 2014.
Mother-to-child HIV transmission at all-time low in the UK but around two-thirds of reported cases involve women diagnosed after delivery
Factors such as uncertain immigration status, housing problems and intimate partner violence are common among women who pass on HIV to their infants in the UK, according to the results of an audit published in HIV Medicine.
Limited knowledge of HIV and stereotypes about who may have HIV are barriers to HIV testing in people over the age of 50, with similar issues affecting both clinicians and older people themselves, according to a pair of qualitative studies presented to the recent joint British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) conference in Edinburgh.