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How HIV ‘hacks’ cells to spread itself

Using a computer model, researchers have uncovered previously unknown details about how HIV “hacks” cells to make them spread the virus to other …

Namibia:Civil Society Condemns Criminalising of HIV Transmission

[Namibian] Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights in Africa recently condemned the enactment of repressive laws which often …

HIV Criminalisation a Setback to Africa's Aids Efforts

Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights in Africa have denounced a trend in applying criminal law to HIV transmission. These laws …

Why Aadhaar is prompting HIV positive people to drop out of treatment programmes across India

The government claims Aadhaar is not mandatory to access healthcare. But HIV patients say they are being coerced into submitting their numbers.<p>In …

The 3 Most Common Questions About PrEP

<b>What does it mean when people say PrEP is 99 percent effective?</b><br>Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies show that PrEP reduces the …

Prince Harry Follows in Princess Diana's Footsteps, Hands Out HIV Self-Testing Kits in London

Prince Harry is following in Princess Diana's footsteps! On Wednesday, the royal visited the Terrence Higgins Trust HIV Testing Center in London to kick off this year's National HIV Testing Week, which runs from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25. The pop-up center aims to provide a space where people can access …

Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?

Daryll Rowe infected five male sexual partners with HIV, and tried unsuccessfully to infect a further five. Yesterday, he was convicted in the Crown …

Edinburgh hairdresser guilty of trying to infect men with HIV virus is a 'sociopath' who 'should be locked up for life'

The 42-year-old victim said he was preyed upon by 'grotesque' Daryll Rowe, after he was convicted of 10 charges.<p>One of the men who a hairdresser …

Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2017

Given the slipperiness of time, it is not surprising that 2017 played out like a sequel to 2016. The shock that followed the U.S. presidential and …

UK man found guilty of knowingly spreading HIV

Daryll Rowe, a 27-year-old hairdresser, intentionally infected five men with HIV and tried to infect five others, a U.K. court ruled Wednesday. Following a six-week trial, the Lewes Crown Court in South East England convicted Rowe of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm and five counts of …

Marijuana Could Be Huge for Treating HIV

From inflammation to lowering levels of the virus itself, a current study hopes to demystify pot's benefits for those living with HIV.<p>For too long, conducting legitimate research on the medical benefits of marijuana was all but impossible. Kept out of the hands of doctors and scientists by an …

World HIV Testing Week 2017 – where to get free HIV tests

Today is the start of World HIV Testing Week.<p>It is about <b>raising awareness not only of HIV and Aids</b> but about encouraging those who are sexually …

UMD researchers helped create a molecule that could lead to a vaccine for HIV

Six University of Maryland scientists partnered with Duke University to build a protein-sugar that could potentially lead to an HIV vaccine.<p>The …

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Give HIV the Finger – National HIV Testing Week 2017

<b>In this post, GP Dr Richard Ma, provides a lowdown on HIV testing and how increasing testing rates is the answer to ending the HIV epidemic.</b><p>It is the …

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What it’s like to find out you’ve got HIV while pregnant

<b>A woman has spoken of her devastation after finding out she has HIV while pregnant with her son.</b><p>The woman, who only wants to be known as Sarah, says …

National HIV Testing Week 2017: A gay man’s first HIV test experience

As a gay man HIV is something I have been aware of from an early age and is often a subject of conversation between me, my gay friends and sexual …

Why easy, regular testing is the key to HIV prevention

Londoners tested for HIV more than, and also more frequently than, people anywhere else in the country last year - a move which resulted in a …

HIV drugs control disease – for those who can afford them | Salon.com

If the new regimen continues to demonstrate effectiveness, it can be put on the market as a branded drug to be used in patients with HIV. Along with other branded ART drugs, it’s likely to cost hundreds to thousands of dollars per year. Like many new drugs, this is done intentionally to offset the …

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HIV positive man describes the stigma he faces on dating apps

<b>‘I’m often asked on dating apps if I’m clean. I reply “yes I shower daily”’.</b><p>Chris O’Hanlon can talk about his HIV status with good humour now – …