15 December 2014, 10:00 am
No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 users of the Kaiser Permanente healthcare provider system in San Francisco in members using pre-exposure prophylaxis – better known as PrEP. However, condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men, according to a small survey presented at a December 1 forum commemorating


11 December 2014, 10:20 am
A modelling study based on the UK’s HIV epidemic among gay men estimates that two-thirds of infections originate in men with undiagnosed HIV, 85% in men who are not taking treatment and 90% within the context of an ongoing sexual partnership. Moreover, HIV transmissions most frequently involve men under the age of 35 who


10 December 2014, 8:00 pm
The largest cohort study ever to look at CD4 count and viral loads in HIV-positive people around the time of diagnosis has found evidence that HIV, at least in Europe, has become more virulent over time. The average time taken to reach a CD4 count below 350 cells/mm3 has halved over the


10 December 2014, 10:10 am
Difficult-to-treat hepatitis C patients with liver cirrhosis who were not cured with a prior course of first-generation HCV protease inhibitors had a sustained response rate of 96-97% when re-treated with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir with ribavirin for 12 weeks or without ribavirin for 24 weeks, researchers reported at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver


9 December 2014, 8:30 am
Poor weight gain after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with increased mortality risk for children with HIV, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. An international team of researchers developed a model to examine the association between weight gain and mortality risk for children starting ART. Poor weight gain was associated with increased mortality


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