Thorne Harbour Health, November 2017 ‘Could it be HIV?’ features of the story of Abby Landy, whose story is all-too-common for the many individuals who are given a late HIV diagnosis. Produced with the support of ViiV healthcare, this video encourages clinicians and doctors to ‘consider HIV’. This clip also features Professor Jenny Hoy from Alfred Health. “This video is...
How HIV Possibly Jumped From Monkey To Man
Asian Scientist, April 12, 2018
Scientists in Japan have discovered a protein that may have enabled the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) to be transmitted to humans. Their findings are published in Cell Host & Microbe. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is believed to have evolved from a SIV that originated in chimpanzees.
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HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs
New Scientist, 22 February 2017
FIVE people with HIV are currently free of detectable virus – and daily drugs – thanks to a new vaccine-based therapy.
Although it is early days, one participant has been drug-free for seven months.
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ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms
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...
HPV May Cause A Genital Infection That Leads To Cancer, And Not Just Cervical
Medical Daily, Jul 2, 2016 04:40 PM The authors of a new study published in Cancer, Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention looked at 34 years of data on nearly 3 million women. And it turns out, women with HPV are at risk for more than cervical cancer. The study’s findings suggest that women with HPV are at long-lasting risk for anogenital cancers too. Lead study author Susanne Krüger Kjær...
Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and STIs
Guardian, 14 September 2015 Australia’s HIV contraction stabilises but 1,000 a year still return positive tests: The number of Australians contracting HIV has stabilised but about a thousand people a year are still returning positive tests, and about a quarter of those people have had the virus for at least four years without realising it. The latest report card on the nation’s sexual...