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Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender Individuals Remains High, as Testing Rates Are Still Low ...

Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender Individuals Remains High, as Testing Rates Are Still Low ...
- In his remarks, as reported by The Hill on March 30th, Dr. Rosenfeld cited the advances made in therapeutics, including HIV prophylaxis, and the resources now widely available to at-risk populations, including condoms and screening programs. However, advocates within the HIV/AIDS arena note that ...

This Game-Changing Pill Protects Against HIV. It Isn't Reaching The Men Who Need It Most.

This Game-Changing Pill Protects Against HIV. It Isn't Reaching The Men Who Need It Most.
- Lamar Shambley began dating his ex-boyfriend about a year after the FDA approved PrEP, a once-daily oral pill used to reduce a person's risk of contracting HIV through sex. He now looks back on that relationship in near disbelief: The two mostly had unprotected sex together and he admits he wasn't ...

Anti-HIV drug combination does not increase preterm birth risk, study suggests

Anti-HIV drug combination does not increase preterm birth risk, study suggests
- A drug combination aimed at preventing transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus likely does not increase the risk for preterm birth and early infant death, according to a re-analysis of two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research appears in the New England Journal ...

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales
- Welsh victims of the infected blood scandal should get the same support payments as those in Scotland, the charity Haemophilia Wales has said. Chairwoman Lynne Kelly wants Welsh ministers to raise the annual payments for 60 people who contracted hepatitis C and HIV by thousands of pounds.

Advocate for HIV-infected women uses art as a voice against violence

Advocate for HIV-infected women uses art as a voice against violence
- But, Ammann — who spent decades in the medical field — began to create photo montages as a way to process the “deeply disturbing” things he'd seen while working with HIV-infected women in Africa through his nonprofit, Global Strategies. He couldn't forget seeing clinics in the Congo where rebels ...

We shouldn't let PrEP fuel another sexual health disaster

We shouldn't let PrEP fuel another sexual health disaster
- It was 1985 and HIV/Aids had exploded in Australia. Working as a social worker counselling vulnerable gay men in Sydney's Kings Cross, I saw first hand the human cost of this brutal epidemic. In the shadow of the now notorious Grim Reaper adverts, it was a community gripped by fear and stigmatised ...

Hepatitis A causes less severe disturbances in liver function in people with HIV but illness lasts ...

Hepatitis A causes less severe disturbances in liver function in people with HIV but illness lasts ...
- Acute hepatitis A is less severe in people with HIV but takes longer to resolve, investigators from Taiwan report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Antiretroviral therapy achieving HIV suppression was associated with a hepatitis A disease course which more closely resembled that 

Group calls for reforms in UNAIDS for all to benefit

Group calls for reforms in UNAIDS for all to benefit
- A group of Civil Society Organizations based in Kenya has called for urgent, comprehensive reforms in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), following the mishandling of sexual harassment allegations that threatens the credibility of the global AIDS agency. The call, which ...