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  • The search for an HIV prevention vaccine
    How Natural Killer cells regulate protective HIV antibodies
    Science Daily | 01 October 2018

    The finding advances efforts to develop a vaccine that elicits protective HIV antibodies.

  • UK health services
    UK: Government funding cuts leave sexual health and HIV care at 'breaking point'
    BHIVA press release | 29 September 2018

    Surveys of members of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) provide new evidence of pressure on over stretched sexual health services and a sector at 'breaking point'.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Brexit, health care, and life sciences: plan for the worst
    The Lancet (requires free registration) | 28 September 2018

    Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU27 for Brexit plans. Deal or no deal, leaders in health care, pharmaceutical, and life sciences are covering all bases. Becky McCall reports.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    HIV drug Symtuza® receives NHS England funding
    Pharmafield | 28 September 2018

    The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced that NHS England (NHSE) will provide critical funding for Symtuza® (darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide [D/C/F/TAF]), a once-daily darunavir-based single tablet regimen (STR), for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with a body weight of at least 40 kg.

  • Sexual health
    Sexual Health, Reproductive Health & HIV Policy eBulletin - September 2018
    FSRH | 28 September 2018

    The September issue of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy E-bulletin is available to read online. This issue covers the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care to allow women to take misoprostol at home in England; a new audit on cuts to contraceptive services; and an e-feature on sex education in schools.

  • Low and theoretical transmission risks
    Unusual Case of Father-to-Son HIV Transmission is Reported
    Infection Control Today | 28 September 2018

    Based on comparative analysis of genetic, phylogenetic, and serologic data from the father and the son, the researchers concluded that the virus was accidentally transmitted to the son during the first days of the child's life. During this time of seroconversion, the father was being treated for infection with varicella-zooster virus (chicken pox) and syphilis when he developed large vesicles all over his body that profusely leaked fluids.

  • The search for a cure
    Powerful antibodies suppress HIV for months, could simplify treatment
    Science | 28 September 2018

    Two studies in small numbers of people show for the first time that infusions of two powerful anti-HIV antibodies can completely suppress the virus for several months.

  • TB transmission and prevention
    GSK candidate vaccine helps prevent active pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV negative adults in phase II study
    Aeras | 26 September 2018

    Today, GSK and Aeras reported that GSK’s M72/AS01E[1] candidate vaccine significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults with latent tuberculosis infection[2] in an ongoing phase IIb clinical trial testing. These primary results published in the New England Journal of Medicine after two years of trial demonstrate an overall vaccine efficacy of 54%, with varied response rates observed in different demographic sub-groups.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    'Treated like pariahs': contaminated blood victims tell their stories
    The Guardian | 26 September 2018

    Those infected or affected hope inquiry into the scandal will finally reveal the truth.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Contaminated blood scandal: many medical records disappeared, inquiry hears
    The Guardian | 26 September 2018

    Victims’ QC says many patients believe their experiences amount to evidence of cover-up

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