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Increase in HIV Cases Among IV Drug Users Raises Concerns in Massachusetts

Increase in HIV Cases Among IV Drug Users Raises Concerns in Massachusetts
- Health officials in Massachusetts have expressed concern over statistics which show that cases of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) have doubled in 2017. Though the actual number of new individuals diagnosed with HIV last year remains relatively small at just 78 cases—though that number ...

A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?
Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early in development. But it contains the same highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) -- the drug combination that revolutionized HIV ...

Health Officials See Increase in HIV Infection Among Individuals Who Inject Drugs

Health Officials See Increase in HIV Infection Among Individuals Who Inject Drugs
- Representatives from the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced today that they have initiated a cluster investigation of HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Northern Kentucky. HIV case monitoring data for 2017 ...



Hepatitis B infection among HIV infected individuals in Gabon

Hepatitis B infection among HIV infected individuals in Gabon
- In Gabon, a central African country, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are endemic. In a recent study, conducted in a semi-urban area (Franceville, Gabon), HBV infection was found to be more prevalent among HIV infected individuals. This study aims to investigate the ...

New HIV Drug Would Only Need To Be Taken Once A Week

New HIV Drug Would Only Need To Be Taken Once A Week
- Scientists say that one of the biggest obstacles currently facing attempts to reduce the numbers of HIV-related deaths worldwide is adherence to the strict drug schedule over a long period of time. Now instead of having to take a daily cocktail of medications to fight the virus, patients could just take a ..

Decoding genome of HIV variant found in India

Decoding genome of HIV variant found in India
- The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to engage scientists because of its complex nature. A team of scientists from India, the UK and Spain have isolated near full genomes of HIV virus from a subset of South Indian patients - a subtype known as HIV clade C. Because HIV exhibits huge ...

HIV positive man reveals his status on Facebook in a bid to reduce stigma

HIV positive man reveals his status on Facebook in a bid to reduce stigma
- He's just revealed his HIV+ status in a public Facebook post in a bid to reduce the stigma around the condition. Now happily married to nurse Ricardo, Andrew took the test initially as a precaution at the start of their relationship and was shocked to be told that he was positive. But, he says, that he's no ...

Widely used contraceptive increases HIV risk

Widely used contraceptive increases HIV risk
- The most widely used contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa has been found to increase women's risk of HIV infection by 40%. The injectable progestin contraceptive called Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) is a major form of birth control on this side of the continent, where the ...

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