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Six-question risk score can identify HIV-positive gay men needing testing for acute hepatitis C

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nam/aidsmap, 5th June 2017 Six questions can identify HIV-positive gay men who are at elevated risk of having acute (recent) hepatitis C infection and who would benefit from further testing, according to a paper published in Eurosurveillance last week. The risk score was based on data from a Dutch cohort and has been validated with separate datasets from Belgium, the Netherlands and England. The...

London data shows that hepatitis C is passed on during [sexual activity]

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aidsmap/nam, 10 April 2017 Around one in five HIV-positive gay men who recently acquired hepatitis C report anal sex without a condom as the only behaviour that could explain their infection. At the same time, a third of people acquiring hepatitis C were gay men who did not have HIV, clinicians from the Mortimer Market Centre in London told the British HIV Association conference in Liverpool last...

HIV vaccine research: Adelaide team achieves ‘glimpse in right direction’

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ABC News, 21.11.16
Progress toward vaccinating people against HIV infection has been announced by Adelaide researchers.
A team from the University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute at Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital used a combined vaccination approach, researcher Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk explained.

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Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

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American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...

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