1ST All-Ireland Conference For PLWHIV
Feb04

1ST All-Ireland Conference For PLWHIV

1ST All-Ireland Conference For People Living With HIV 27TH February, 2016 9.30am – 3.00pm Academy Hotel, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 Registration 9:00pm...

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HIV cure: what lies beneath? | Dr Virginie Gautier | TEDxUCD
Jan12

HIV cure: what lies beneath? | Dr Virginie Gautier | TEDxUCD

Published on 11 Dec 2015 HIV infects T-cells, ‘high-jacking’ their cellular machinery and turning them into virus-producing ‘factories’. A small proportion of these cells can create a persisting pool of latently infected cells, which constitute the HIV latent reservoir. There, the virus remains dormant, silent and hidden from patients’ immune defences and from otherwise effective anti-retroviral treatments. In her TEDxUCD 2015 talk...

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11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates
Nov25

11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates

Bill Gates‘ charitable endeavour has given $100,000 to each of 11 finalists in a competition to build a superior condom. Winning entries include “The Handlebar” (aka “The Big Easy“), “The Tenderloin” and “Daddy’s Little Helper” amongst others. Find out...

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Enter the Age of Smartphone Apps and Sexual Health
Oct28

Enter the Age of Smartphone Apps and Sexual Health

Experts around the globe are fast realising that one of the most effective channels for providing sexual health information and education is via the Smartphone app, given their massive popularity and reach.  Grindr alone has had over 10 million downloads and and has worked with public health organisations, health clinics, and advocacy organisations to raise awareness of sexual health issues.  For example, David Stuart, substance use...

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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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