Unusual case of father-to-son HIV transmission reported...
Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in the 4-year old child of an HIV-negative mother led to a forensic analysis to determine the source of the infection and try to date the transmission of the virus. The high virus production early in HIV infection would have made the fluids leaking from the father's
#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS...
The HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, targets the infection-fighting CD4 cells (T4 cells) of the immune system, making people more vulnerable to diseases. If left untreated, HIV infection progresses to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Here's all about HIV and AIDS.
African-Americans still disproportionately affected by HIV...
African-Americans are still much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white Americans. A new article on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community shows that despite recent drops in HIV diagnoses across every population in the US, there
Australia has beaten AIDS but HIV continues to spread...
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.
on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
AIDS 2016 hot topic: Reaching the 90-90-90 targets...
The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this weeks 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but
on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
NHS can provide PrEP – but only if it chooses to... AVERT | 2017-06-27 15:58 UTC
The UK High Court has today ruled that the National Health Service (NHS) England can legally provide the game-changing HIV prevention drug, Truvada, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative people most at risk of HIV – but only if it chooses to.
on 2017-06-27 15:58 UTC
Reflecting on AIDS 2016 – the return to Durban... AVERT | 2017-06-27 15:56 UTC
Much was made of the return of the International AIDS Conference to Durban and the phenomenal progress made in the 16 years since it was last held there – and rightly so. At AIDS 2000, South Africa was in a state of denial, and much of the continent was gripped by a shocking loss of life from a
on 2017-06-27 15:56 UTC
Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable...
An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa heard last month.
on 2017-06-27 15:52 UTC