Increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK
Oct21

Increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK

There has been a rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV reports the UK’s Western Daily Press, with more than half of new cases among gay and bisexual men. “A total of 6,151 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK during 2014, according to data from Public Health England (PHE). This is a slight rise on 2013, when there were 6,000 new cases. The number of men who have sex with men newly diagnosed with HIV...

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“I’m Undetectable. Do I Have to Disclose to a Hook-Up?”
Aug20

“I’m Undetectable. Do I Have to Disclose to a Hook-Up?”

Check out #AskTyler‘s take on this perennial topic over on hivplusmag.com.  ...

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US Study finds PLWHIV have higher life expectancy
Jan10

US Study finds PLWHIV have higher life expectancy

A study from the US has found that some groups of people with HIV, especially those treated before their CD4 count falls below 350 cells/mm3, now have life expectancies equal to or even higher than the US general population. Read all about it...

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Why are some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others?
Aug14

Why are some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others?

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection, reports MedicalNewsToday.com Currently, doctors measure HIV-positive men’s infectivity – their potential to infect others – based on their blood viral load. However, some men produce large amounts of virus in their semen despite having low...

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First condom designed to kill HIV ‘could be available to buy within months’
Jul27

First condom designed to kill HIV ‘could be available to buy within months’

A new condom designed to kill the HIV virus could be available to buy within months, after key regulatory approval, the Daily Mail reports. Tests have shown the VivaGel condom is effective in deactivating 99.9 per cent of HIV, herpes and human papilloma virus cases. Australian bio-tech firm Starpharma has developed the antiviral Viva Gel, the active ingredient designed to tackle sexually transmitted infections, in the condom’s...

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