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June 30, 2015
In Africa, Increasing HIV Treatment Appears to Lower Stigma
The scale-up of antiretroviral treatment for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa is associated with a reduction in overall stigma toward people living with the virus.
June 29, 2015
Greater Education Reduces HIV Risk
Additional years of secondary schooling reduce the risk of HIV infection, especially for girls.
June 26, 2015
National HIV Testing Day 2015
More than 90% of new HIV infections can be prevented if more people get tested. Saturday, June 27, marks National HIV Testing Day.
More Evidence That Cocaine Leads to HIV Susceptibility
Research conducted in mice supports a previous petri dish study’s finding that cocaine causes a physiological susceptibility to HIV infection, not necessarily just a behavioral one.
June 25, 2015
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
Federal tax subsidies can be made available to people in states that chose not to create their own health care exchanges.
Just Five States Have HIV Diagnosis Rates Over 90 Percent
The CDC has released estimates of the rate of people living with HIV who are aware of their serostatus, broken down by state.
June 24, 2015
Gay Relationship Dynamics Affect Perception of Partner’s HIV Status
A sense of commitment between male sexual partners is connected with a greater likelihood of an accurate perception of the other man’s HIV status among very high-risk individuals.
June 23, 2015
Early HIV Vaccine Studies in Animal Models Show Promise
Scientists have made progress in prompting powerful antibodies against HIV in animal-based research, raising hope for vaccine development.
June 22, 2015
People With HIV Don’t Get Enough STI Screenings
HIV-positive Americans with private health coverage are far from meeting the CDC's recommendation of yearly sexually transmitted infection screenings.
June 19, 2015
Elite Controllers of HIV May Owe Success to Dendritic Cells
Elite controllers of HIV have dendritic immune cells that are better able to identify and prompt a defense against the virus.
June 18, 2015
Hep B Vaccine Works Poorly in Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis
The vaccine for hepatitis B is nearly ineffective among people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Specific Antibody May Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Researchers have identified an antibody that apparently prevents HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus to their children.
June 17, 2015
Negative Health Conditions Tied to Poor HIV Treatment in Gays
Lowered success on antiretrovirals among HIV-positive men who have sex with men is linked to substance abuse, depression, and high-risk sex.
June 16, 2015
Depression and Risky Sex Strongly Linked in UK Gay Men
There is a strong connection between depression and having sex without a condom among men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom.
June 15, 2015
Post-AIDS Diagnosis Survival Rates Still Not High Enough
Five-year survival rates after an AIDS diagnosis have improved dramatically since 1996, but there is still great room for improvement.
June 12, 2015
Homophobia Keeps European Gay Men Ignorant About HIV
Homophobic attitudes and laws in European nations keep gay and bi men from accessing HIV-prevention services and from discussing their sexuality with health care providers.
June 11, 2015
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Issues Latest Anti-PrEP Salvo
Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation has raised doubts over whether physicians are confident in PrEP.
June 10, 2015
Trans Women Less Likely to Have HIV Under Control
HIV-positive transgender women are less likely to have a sustained suppressed viral load and to have their basic needs met than cisgender people with HIV.
Harvoni and Sovaldi/Daclatasvir Safer to Mix With HIV Meds
Harvoni and the combination of Sovaldi and daclatasvir were the least likely to cause a severe reaction with the HIV regimens of a cohort of HIV/hepatitis C coinfected adults.
June 09, 2015
More Research Suggests Craigslist Drives HIV Rates
The introduction of Craigslist in Florida apparently led to a 13.5 increase in HIV incidence over a four-year period.
June 08, 2015
NYC Almost Ends HIV in Injection Drug Users, But Only Among Whites
Syringe exchange and opioid substitution programs in New York City have practically eliminated HIV infection among white injection drug users, while prevalence rates remain high among black IDUs.
June 05, 2015
Wide Variety of Symptoms Accompany Early HIV Infection
People who recently contracted HIV may develop a vast array of symptoms, which are often serious and which occasionally can be life-threatening.
June 04, 2015
Starving HIV of Sugar Halts Virus’s Replication
HIV, which requires considerable sugar stores to replicate in CD4 cells, cannot copy itself once its sugar supply has been cut off.
June 03, 2015
8 Weeks of Daclatasvir/Sovaldi Cures Some With HCV/HIV
Eight weeks of daclatasvir and Sovaldi cured hepatitis C in 76 percent of people coinfected with HIV in a recent trial, including all of those with low hep C viral loads at the outset.
Safest Cheapest Way for Her to Get Pregnant? Control His HIV
The most cost-effective method for an HIV-positive man and an HIV-negative woman to conceive a child, while lowering the risk of transmitting the virus, is through controlling his HIV with treatment and having sex without a condom during her fertile days.
June 02, 2015
Generic Approval of Tivicay (Dolutegravir) Sought for PEPFAR Use
ViiV Healthcare is seeking approval of Tivicay (dolutegravir) to be used as a generic through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
June 01, 2015
At Last, Gold-Standard Evidence Backs Early Treatment of HIV
For the first time, a major clinical trial has found that beginning antiretrovirals soon after HIV diagnosis reduces the risk of sickness and death when compared with delaying treatment until CD4 levels drop considerably.
Merck Seeks FDA Approval of Hep C Tablet Grazoprevir/Elbasvir
Merck has filed a new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of its single-tablet hepatitis C treatment.
Hook-up Apps Partly Blamed for Rhode Island’s Uptick in STIs
The use of dating and hook-up apps such as Grindr, Scruff and Tinder are partially responsible for a recent surge in new sexually transmitted infections in Rhode Island, argue state health officials.
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