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Articles tagged with: HIV

Mar23

MLA Chris Steel asks why is there still a ban on blood donors in monogamous relationships?

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 March 2017 Written by // Chris Steel

MLA Chris Steel asks why is there still a ban on blood donors in monogamous relationships?

Openly gay member of the ACT legislative Council, Chris Steel, wants the gay blood ban lifted... Here's why...

Mar23

Men targeted in sub-Saharan HIV testing trial

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Men targeted in sub-Saharan HIV testing trial

Men from sub-Saharan Africa are less inclined to test for HIV because of clinic hours and the stigma associated with HIV males.

Mar20

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved a new combination of cheaper anti-retroviral drugs for use in its aid program in developing countries.

Mar16

French researchers find a new way to target dormant HIV

POSTED ON // Thursday, 16 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

French researchers find a new way to target dormant HIV

A problem with finding a cure for HIV – that is, eliminating all virus from the body – is that it can hide in the immune system’s CD 4 T cells.

Mar10

Myths around HIV being a ‘gay man’s disease’ persist, as one Sydney woman discovered

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Myths around HIV being a ‘gay man’s disease’ persist, as one Sydney woman discovered

Five years ago, Abby Landy felt ill and was breaking out in cold sores, and a former lover had sent her an ominous text: “I hope you remember me forever”.

Mar07

National Day of Women Living with HIV to be marked with morning tea

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 07 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

National Day of Women Living with HIV to be marked with morning tea

The AIDS Action Council invites women living with HIV to take part in a morning tea as part of the National Day of Women Living with HIV.

Feb27

Queensland regions get sexual health funding booster shots

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Queensland regions get sexual health funding booster shots

The Gold Coast, Wide Bay and Townsville public health systems will each receive a $481,000 injection over four years to boost sexual health services.

Feb23

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

A new discussion paper shows rates of condomless anal sex and HIV testing among Asian gay men in NSW are now on a par with the general gay population. 

Feb19

Spanish researchers patent HIV test that detects the virus within a week of infection

POSTED ON // Sunday, 19 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Spanish researchers patent HIV test that detects the virus within a week of infection

Spain’s top research institution has patented an HIV test that can detect the virus within a week of infection. 

Feb17

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US has fallen by 18% overall since 2008, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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