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First long-acting injectable HIV treatment approved by NICE 

First long-acting injectable HIV treatment approved by NICE 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new HIV treatment that can be injected rather than taken orally in a...
Stem cell therapy could reduce AIDS virus and boost immunity

Stem cell therapy could reduce AIDS virus and boost immunity

A groundbreaking study has uncovered a special stem cell that can reduce the amount of virus causing AIDS and boost the body’s antiviral immunity...
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New AI mobile app could help improve HIV diagnosis

Scientists have utilised Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help health professionals interpret HIV test results more accurately. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and Africa...
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Wearable device delivers medication to stop HIV transmission

A “smart” ring device for women has been developed to help prevent HIV transmission in situations where condom use is not possible. The intravaginal ring...
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HIV transmission in England could be eliminated by 2030

The number of new HIV infections has fallen significantly in England and the country is on track to achieve elimination of transmission by 2030,...
Protein kinase inhibitors could offer a new HIV treatment option

Protein kinase inhibitors could offer a new HIV treatment option

A new study shows that protein kinases, enzymes that initiate the process that erodes the body’s immunity, are partly responsible for immunodeficiency in HIV patients. The findings will help explore new treatment options for the condition.
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Long-acting injectable HIV treatment approved in Europe

The European Commission has approved marketing authorisation for the first long-acting injectable treatment for HIV to be made available in Europe. REKAMBYS, a rilpivirine injection...
Improving HIV testing in Europe

Improving HIV testing in Europe

The European Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are calling for better HIV testing across Europe. The ECDC...
Laboratory model looking at how a HIV infection impacts the brain

Laboratory model looking at how a HIV infection impacts the brain

Scientists have used a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells to reveal how a HIV infection can impact the brain. The...
WHO: half of European women with HIV diagnosed late

WHO: half of European women with HIV diagnosed late

Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune...
New reports sheds light on top three HIV and AIDS researchers

New reports sheds light on top three HIV and AIDS researchers

UK and South Africa are chasing the US in run for the place as top producer of HIV/AIDS related research, A new Elsevier report...
Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Queensland have revealed a new form of genome immunity. In animals, infections are...

Study reveals promising alternative for HIV daily pill regimen

A new study has shown that a long-acting injectable multi-drug implant could offer promise as an alternative for HIV prevention and treatment. Published in Nature...

More than 9 in 10 surgeons encounter a needlestick injury

According to a new global survey 95% of surgeons have either been personally affected by a needlestick injury or have seen a colleague experience...
Increasing amount of heart infections linked to opioid crisis

Increasing amount of heart infections linked to opioid crisis

An increasingly high number of people in America are developing heart infections due to the current opioid crisis, new research suggests. The problem of heart...
Annual HIV data shows a continued decline since 2000

Annual HIV data shows a continued decline since 2000

Published by Public Health England, Annual HIV data shows new HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since 2000. New HIV...
Did you know that face-to-face HIV testing methods are preferred?

Did you know that face-to-face HIV testing methods are preferred?

Published in Plos Medicine, a new study find that face-to-face HIV testing is the preferred option by men who have sex with men. The research...
Curing HIV: are we a step closer to tackling the disease?

Curing HIV: are we a step closer to tackling the disease?

Could carriers of HIV become infection free? Discover how Professor Ravi Gupta of University College London and the University of Cambridge, UK, presented a...
Sexually transmitted infections: WHO release new estimates on congenital syphilis

Sexually transmitted infections: WHO release new estimates on congenital syphilis

According to WHO, due to sexually transmitted infections, there was approximately 661,000 total cases of congenital syphilis in 2016 resulting in over 200,000 stillbirths...
China announces 14% surge in HIV and Aids

China announces 14% surge in HIV and Aids

The number of citizens in China with HIV and Aids has reportedly increased by 14% As reported by the BBC, more than 820,000 people are...

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