13 January 2015, 10:20 am
Sharing injecting equipment is associated with a low per-event probability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission, Australian investigators report in the online journal PLOS ONE. Their analysis also showed that sharing injecting equipment with someone with hepatitis C had a transmission probability of up to 6%, depending on factors such as cleaning of equipment and


12 January 2015, 10:20 am
A study in which a group of HIV-negative gay and bisexual men from New York were asked to predict each day whether they would have sex the following day, and then compared their prediction with what actually happened, found that men generally overestimated the likelihood they would have sex. The only time men accurately


7 January 2015, 7:40 am
About one in 200 people with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load and high CD4 counts without having to take antiretroviral therapy (ART). These so-called ‘elite controllers’ have long been the targets of research into how their immune systems control HIV replication, and whether treatments such as therapeutic vaccines could induce the same state


6 January 2015, 8:50 am
ARC-520, a novel therapy using short interfering RNA, appeared safe and was associated with a reduction in hepatitis B surface antigen levels in people with chronic hepatitis B taking entecavir, according to phase 2a study results reported at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in Boston, in November. Antiviral


5 January 2015, 9:00 am
The American public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations on the HIV prevention interventions and advice that should be offered to people who are HIV positive.  The CDC last issued guidelines on what is sometimes called ‘prevention with positives’ in 2003. Those guidelines ran to


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