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FDA approves new long-lasting drug for HIV prevention

December saw monumental steps being taken in HIV prevention with the FDA approving their first approval of long-acting HIV prevention medication.
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Biomedical research across the globe: Why now is the time to invest in Africa

Dr Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center, and Director at the NIH, explores the relationship between NIH and the health research community
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Contemporary immunology and its relationship to medicine

Peter Bretscher, Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, explores important immunological questions
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The disproportionate risk of HIV amongst the transgender community

A new study estimates HIV disproportionately affects trans feminine women, with 20% of trans feminine individuals being positive with the virus, highlighting the need for prevention efforts and appropriate sex education.
HIV medication women

How can preferred HIV medication disproportionately impact women?

A new study on HIV medication treatment discovered persistent disparities between sex and age, potentially subjecting women to worse HIV treatment outcomes on the drug dolutegravir.
HIV healthcare

Planning HIV healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa with maps

A new study focuses on HIV data in sub-Saharan Africa, analysing the number of people living with HIV in 47 countries, the population distribution, and the locations of healthcare facilities.
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US study finds social bias can influence access to PrEP

A new study, published in AIDS and Behavior, finds that healthcare providers still have some social bias about who should be given PrEP - the HIV prevention drug.
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South Africa: An ongoing battle with HIV

With 7.5 million people living with HIV, how has climate change and COVID-19 affected the South African governments control over the AIDS crisis and which demographics have been hit the hardest?
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People with HIV more likely to experience heart attacks

Research by the American Heart Association found that people with HIV are more likely to experience heart attacks - with "higher rates of sudden cardiac death".
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Study finds 97% of women in Africa will work with HIV prevention methods

The REACH study found that 97% of women and girls in Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe are happy to work with HIV prevention methods - globally, half of all people living with HIV are women.
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Oxford University launch clinical trial for HIV vaccine

The team will have results to discuss in April, 2022 - they nurse the hope that this HIV vaccine could stop different geographical strains, after 40 years of no cure.
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HIV patients are more likely to die from COVID-19

In a new study, researchers have found that individuals living with HIV and AIDS have an increased risk of death from COVID-19 infection.
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Life expectancy is up for HIV patients in Latin America

Researchers studied over 30,688 HIV patients across seven Latin American countries - finding that life expectancy has dramatically increased over a period of 14 years.
HIV patients, intimate partner violence

One in four HIV patients experience intimate partner violence

According to the CDC, one in four HIV patients in the United States experience intimate partner violence - which could be anything between physical assault to stalking.
STI prevention, STI

Why does the U.S. need an STI National Strategic Plan?

Open Access Government discusses STI prevention in the U.S., and the benefits and priorities of the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
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‘London patient’ becomes second person permanently cured of HIV

The 'London patient' joins the 'Berlin patient' as the second person in history to be cured of HIV, which is achieved via transplant of rare HIV-resistant stem cells.
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People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
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Supporting adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds

Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy highlights the major issue of how adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds have been forgotten in evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions.
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Science needs to overcome “structural racism” to end the HIV epidemic

A new report published in The Lancet investigates why 43% of HIV deaths in 2018 happened in the Black community, with policy solutions for the ongoing HIV epidemic.
HIV care, mHealth

Improving self-management in HIV care with mHealth

Here, Professor Bertrand Lebouché introduces ‘warm’ mobile health technology to enable better self-management in HIV care.

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