Search This Blog



Tags about global social exclusion |



Alarming new study links birth control shot to HIV infection risk

Alarming new study links birth control shot to HIV infection risk
- As of 2016, 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV, according to UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. More than half of those people live in eastern or southern Africa. AIDS is the most advanced stage of the HIV viral infection. DMPA -- or depot-medroxyprogesterone ..

2018: Kenya women join world in search for HIV prevention tools

2018: Kenya women join world in search for HIV prevention tools
- Having pioneered in new HIV prevention technologies last year Kenyans are playing an even bigger global role in stopping HIV in 2018 and beyond. In May Kenya became the second county in the continent, after South Africa to roll out a daily HIV prevention pill and self-testing kits. Currently an ..

Yale study finds HIV drug effective in mice

Yale study finds HIV drug effective in mice
- A new drug has been successful in suppressing HIV and protecting immune cells in animals, according to a study conducted by a team of Yale researchers. The study authors also found that the medication was effective for weeks with a single dose, and that the compound — at least at these early stages ...

Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection

Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection
From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view — remains woefully underused. Marketed in the United States as Truvada, and sometimes ...

Why a new population may be at risk for HIV

Why a new population may be at risk for HIV
- Public health focuses HIV prevention activities to those at highest risk. In King County, that has meant decades of intensive work to reduce transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men, but new research led by one of our own Public Health epidemiologists has exposed the potential for HIV to ...

With No One Around To Advise Trump On HIV/AIDS, We Risk Upending Past Victories

With No One Around To Advise Trump On HIV/AIDS, We Risk Upending Past Victories
- You don't hear about HIV/AIDS much anymore. That's the good and the bad news. Good because the disease that ravaged the country world in the 1980s no longer claims the millions of victims it once did. Bad because too many people believe modern medicine has cured HIV/AIDS.

Antiretroviral treatment, prevention of transmission, and modeling the HIV epidemic

Antiretroviral treatment, prevention of transmission, and modeling the HIV epidemic
- Abstract. Introduction: HIV remains a major public health threat with over 75 million deaths, 2 million annual infections and over 1 million HIV-associated TB cases a year. Population-based studies suggest a marked decline in incidence, prevalence and deaths, mostly likely due to treatment expansion, ...

Study finds common contraceptive shot may increase HIV risk

Study finds common contraceptive shot may increase HIV risk
- The increased rate of HIV infection among women using DMPA contraceptive shots is likely due to multiple reasons, including decreases in immune function and the protective barrier function of the female genital tract. Studying the biology of MPA helps us understand what may be driving the increased ...

Follow by Email