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Listerine may hold promise in fight against gonorrhea

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Reuters, Fri Dec 23, 2016 | 1:58pm EST Antiseptic mouthwashes may someday be a tool in the fight against the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhea, but more research is needed, according to a new study from Australia. Researchers found that the brand of mouthwash known Listerine inhibited the growth of the bacteria known as N. gonorrhea in the lab and in the mouths of gay and bisexual...

‘Shock and kill’ therapy offers fresh hope for HIV cure, researchers say

PBS Newshour, December 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST A new small-scale human trial of the promising “shock and kill” treatment is starting this week in New York and two sister sites, in Germany and Denmark.  Another small human study will start in January, followed by a larger human shock and kill trial in June. The HIV research community is increasingly optimistic about this approach to eradicating...

Breaking news: SA announces HIV prevention drug trial

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Jay Weatherill MP, Nat Cook MP, Wednesday, November 29, 2016 South Australians at high risk of contracting HIV will have access to the latest preventative technology study, as part of a State Government commitment announced today. Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is the latest prevention therapy in the fight against HIV. Under a PrEP access trial, eligible South Australians who don’t have HIV and...

Male contraceptive jab almost as effective as female pill, trial shows

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Guardian, Friday 28 October 2016 05.00 AEDT A male contraceptive jab has been shown to be almost as effective as the female pill in a trial that could pave the way for men and women being able to share equal responsibility for birth control. In the study, 350 men were given injections of hormones that were shown to dramatically lower their sperm count by “switching off” the male reproductive...

Evidence that “on-demand” PrEP taken before and after sex can prevent HIV

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BETA Blog, September 8, 2016 How many doses of Truvada-based PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) are needed to provide adequate protection against HIV? Might it be possible to take PrEP only before and after sex—instead of every day? A recent article published in The Lancet HIV provides insight into this very question. Read more here Access Lancet HIV abstract here (for full text please see your...

Hepatitis B Clinical Trials Open in Australia

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Hepatitis SA, 6 September 2016 A clinical trial is now open for people who have been diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection, who have not had treatment for this condition in the last 2 years. Other entry requirements apply. The purpose of this research study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of a novel medicine for the treatment of patients with chronic Hepatitis B...

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