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'Confidentiality in the NHS: your information, your rights' - a new guide for people living with HIV in England
by Admin, 2014-08-28 11:10

Going Viral week
by Admin, 2014-08-22 17:15

HIV cure study
by Admin, 2014-07-30 15:45


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Poor knowledge of partner HIV status among South African women with recent pregnancy
by Michael Carter, 2014-08-29 11:50
Over 40% of women with recent pregnancy and a third of men with recent partner pregnancy do not know the HIV infection status of their partner, research conducted in Durban, South Africa, published in BMC Public Health shows. Moreover, only 4% of women and 13% of men knew they were in a serodiscordant relationship (one

Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in monkeys: human trials planned
by Gus Cairns, 2014-08-26 18:00
A novel and relatively simple vaccine that can be administered orally has managed to completely block rectal infection with the monkey equivalent of HIV in rhesus macaques and produced rapid re-suppression of viral load in monkeys who were previously infected with SIV. The vaccine, whose success at blocking infection was described by its own

Late enrolment in HIV care declines in sub-Saharan Africa, but majority of people still eligible for immediate ART at diagnosis
by Michael Carter, 2014-08-26 11:50
The proportion of HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa who entered care late declined significantly between 2006 and 2011, investigators report in AIDS. However, over half of those newly enrolled in care in 2011 met World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART): a CD4 count below 350 cells/mm3 or stage 3/4 disease. The study