16 September 2014, 10:00 am
A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used recreational drugs in the last three months and a quarter had used more than three drugs. The ASTRA (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes) study was conducted

15 September 2014, 10:40 am
Health promotion interventions can combine information about condoms and alternative biomedical prevention methods without undermining attitudes and intentions to use condoms, according to an experimental study published in the September issue of AIDS & Behavior.“Our results are inconsistent with risk compensation theory, which posits that use of a biomedical prevention approach will lead to less positive

10 September 2014, 5:20 pm
Many women living with HIV believe that HIV care for the mother’s own health is unimportant once the baby is born, especially if the infant tests HIV negative, according to qualitative research in South Africa. This may be part of the explanation for high rates of drop-out from programmes which aim to enrol all

9 September 2014, 10:20 am
An analysis of people who experienced treatment failure on their first-line HIV therapy with a viral load of over 400 copies/ml and who had taken either the triple-combination pill Atripla (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz), regimens containing its component drugs as separate pills, or regimens substituting lamivudine for emtricitabine has found that, although the rate of virological failure

8 September 2014, 9:30 am
Data from two large, community surveys of African people living in England suggest that the proportion of people who have recently tested for HIV has increased over the last five years. There are also improvements in people’s knowledge about HIV testing and treatment, suggesting that the activities of health services and health promotion organisations

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