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Starting HIV treatment early and then interrupting is no better than delaying it
by Gus Cairns, 2015-01-22 23:30
A French study that looked at the total amount of time since infection that people with HIV have spent with an detectable viral load has found that, contrary to some researchers’ expectations, starting therapy immediately after infection and then interrupting it conferred no advantage in terms of immune recovery compared to deferring treatment until

Many HIV-positive people’s understanding of the law on HIV transmission is “weak and patchy”
by Roger Pebody, 2015-01-21 11:10
Many people living with HIV in England have a limited understanding of the law which leaves them either at risk of prosecution for HIV transmission or with an overestimation of their legal obligations, according to a small qualitative study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Substance use and social problems predict HIV infection in American gay men
by Roger Pebody, 2015-01-20 08:10
American gay men reporting depression, childhood sexual abuse, stimulant use, other substance use and heavy alcohol use are nine times more likely than men without any of these issues to subsequently acquire HIV, according to the findings of a large study conducted over four years reported in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.The more