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ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms

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HIV Treatment Bulletin,  12 July 2016 The PARTNER study showing the impact of HIV treatment (ART) on reducing transmission will benefit millions of people globally. The results set a new challenge about whether transmission is anything other than a theoretical risk when someone is taking effective ART. This reverses the common assumption that, by definition, some level of risk always exists when...

The global spread of HIV

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Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Available online 2 June 2016 Abstract: Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was discovered in the early 1980s when the virus had already established a pandemic. For at least three decades the epidemic in the Western World has been dominated by subtype B infections, as part of a sub-epidemic that traveled from Africa through Haiti to United States...

High incidence of HCV re-infection among HIV-positive MSM in Western Europe

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nam/aidsmap, 19 April 2016 There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) re-infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research presented to the International Liver Congress in Barcelona. Investigators found that a quarter of HIV-positive MSM who cleared an initial HCV infection were re-infected with HCV within three years. The...

For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

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nam, 1 December 2015 For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual sexual relationships, especially in women, Annabel Desgrées du Loû and colleagues report in AIDS. Moreover one third of those living with HIV seroconverted after arriving in the country and the...

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