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HIV risks lower with good bacteria

Galveston - A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of 'good and bad' bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pope urges 'sexual responsibility' against AIDS

- Pope Francis called on Monday for fidelity and chastity to be used to fight the AIDS virus in Africa, in an address to visiting Tanzanian bishops that -- in line with Catholic doctrine -- did not mention the use of condoms.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.
In the Media by AFP

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

Johannesburg - South Africa is seeking to rebrand its free condoms to appeal to young people after a new study showed rising HIV infections and flagging contraception use, the health department said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Hopes dashed with anti-HIV drug

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

HIV, Hepatitis B and C exposure at Long Island Hospital

New York - South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out 4000+ letters to patients recommending they be tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV due to a potential risk of infection from an insulin pen.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

AIDS: Crimean drug users at risk, says NGO

Paris - The UN's AIDS envoy for eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia.Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programmes called opioi...
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

AIDS: Crimean drug users at risk, says NGO

Paris - More than 14,000 injecting drug users in Crimea risk being cut off from life-saving treatment and services prohibited in Russia, an NGO working to halt HIV spread warned on Thursday.Most immediately at risk are about 800 Crimeans who depend on opioid s...
In the Media by AFP

A new generation of HIV drugs could emerge

Two new sets of research show that regular injections of an antiretroviral drug protects macaques monkeys from simian-human immunodeficiency virus infection. The research has raised hopes that preventing HIV infection in humans will soon be developed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

A week of progress toward HIV prevention

This has been a good week for HIV related developments: a gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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