1 October 2014, 10:10 am
A study based on New York City that modelled pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake there has found that in order to be affordable, PrEP would need to be tightly targeted at gay men at higher risk of HIV infection. Within this target population, it would need high levels of usage. A reduction in the price of Truvada


30 September 2014, 8:20 am
Persuasive new data showing the ageing of the global HIV epidemic have been published in the online edition of AIDS. Using UNAIDS prevalence figures, investigators estimated that 4.2 million people aged 50 years or older were living with HIV in 2013. Prevalence among older people has more than doubled since 1995. Comparison with alternative data


29 September 2014, 10:10 am
A study of gay men in Ireland that has investigated the prevalence of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), some types of which cause genital warts and cervical, anal and oral cancers, concludes that 47% of HIV-positive and 64% of HIV-negative gay men would benefit from being given one of the HPV vaccines against the


26 September 2014, 8:30 am
De-worming is associated with falls in viral load and increases in CD4 count and haemoglobin, in pregnant women living with HIV and receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the results of a study conducted in Rwanda and published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Albendazole – a cheap treatment for helminth infections –


24 September 2014, 2:10 pm
Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in London have particularly poor sexual health and this is worsening, Public Health England warn in a report published yesterday. The report calls on commissioners and providers of sexual health services to focus on the needs of this group: “Improving sexual health in MSM should be


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