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How HIV 'hacks' cells to spread itself - Futurity

Until now, the specifics of how HIV forces other cells to spread the virus were unknown. Researchers may have figured it out.

Genetic Engineering

Safer Becomes Sexier: Romance Publishing

Depicting bedroom scenes in a sexy and authentic way has necessitated that authors confront certain realities. In the teeth of the AIDS epidemic, …

Writing

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 …

Rights & Freedoms

TALES OF COURAGE: My sugar mummy infected me with HIV

In Summary<p>A quiet moment of introspection that evening took him back to an older woman who had employed him at her home the previous year.<br>• The promise …

Kenya

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 …

The 3 Most Common Questions About PrEP

Kelsey Louie, the top boss at New York’s venerable Gay Men’s Health Crisis, answers the most frequently asked questions about PrEP.

Public Health

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 …

HIV prisoners respond to new approach

THE behavior of prisoners with HIV at a Shanghai prisoner holding center has been transformed after an AIDS section was set up at the jail last …

Criminal Justice

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 …

Public Health

HIV INFECTIONS ON THE INCREASE!

THE number of HIV/Aids infections in Mzansi is increasing.<p>According to Dr Elizabeth Floyd from the Gauteng Aids Council, about 600 women are infected …

Public Health

This Berlin-Based Biotech is Working on a New HIV Treatment to Tackle Resistance

<b>We’ve taken a break from travelling and come home to Berlin this week. Here, we are visiting ImmunoLogik, which is working on a new HIV</b> …

Biotechnology

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 …

Public Health
Public Health

If You Have Just Found Out You Are HIV Positive

If you have just been diagnosed this can be a difficult time.<p><i>Hey, slow down. Take time. It is going to be okay.</i><p>Take Time<p>An HIV diagnosis may be …

Genetic Engineering

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Immunotherapy

WA govt to trial new HIV prevention drug

Western Australia will begin trialling a drug that has reduced new HIV cases in NSW to their lowest level since AIDS emerged in the 1980s.

Give HIV the Finger – National HIV Testing Week 2017

It is the time of year again for HIV Testing Week!<p>Coordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) since 2012, National HIV Testing week has focused on …

Public Health

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

Even as new therapies raise hopes, diagnoses and costs prevent widespread treatment<p>In the past few decades, HIV has gone from being a fatal diagnosis to a manageable disease. Although no known cure exists, researchers have developed antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) that stop the HIV virus’ ability …

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 – …

Melbourne hospital denies allegations they refused a man emergency HIV prevention

He was allegedly denied the medication by the Royal Melbourne Hospital after being sexually assaulted.The post Melbourne hospital denies allegations …

HIV

How Elton John’s foundation helped one hospital diagnose dozens of cases of HIV

A grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation helped a hospital run a trial that found dozens of people living with undiagnosed HIV.<p>As part of a …

Disease