18 November 2016
HPSC - Weekly HIV & STIs Report - Week 45, 2016
Latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show a total of 11 new cases for week 45 - 2016, bringing the total to 447 HIV new notifications for 2016 to date.
GOSHH Offers Free HIV & Hep C Tests In Limerick City
The Outmost, 15 November 2016
Between 18 and 25 November, GOSHH will be coordinating with organisations in Limerick to encourage people to know their status and get tested for HIV and Hepatitis C.
'IT'S ALARMING' Sharp rise in people being diagnosed with HIV LATE is ‘driven by straight men not getting tested
The Sun, 17 November 2016
UK: Four out of 10 people diagnosed with HIV last year were told they were already in an advanced state of the infection- when the virus has begun to attack the immune system.
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men
Aidsmap, 15 November 2016
Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to minimise their risk by serosorting or by having an undetectable viral load.
Video: Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks About the Possibility of an HIV Cure
HIV Plus Mag, 14 November 2015
Fauci talks about the latest in cure research and treatment as prevention, and explains the difference between a full cure and a "functional cure".
Czech Republic: Police Drop Charges Against All 30 Gay Men Living With HIV Following Prague Public Health Authority ‘Witch Hunt’
HIV Justice Net, 17 November 2016
Three of the 30 men had been charged with potential HIV transmission (under a law criminalising ‘the spread of infectious human diseases‘) but prosecution authorities withdrew the charges due to lack of evidence.
Scientists have identified an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains
Science Alert, 17 November 2016
Scientists have discovered an antibody produced by an HIV-positive patient that neutralises 98 percent of all HIV strains tested - including most of the strains that are resistant to other antibodies of the same class.
One patient’s blood might hold a new weapon against HIV
The Verge, 17 November 2016
While the Berlin patient has T cells HIV can’t bind to, this patient’s blood contains antibodies that block the virus from infecting cells.
Tina And Slamming, A Report On Crystal Meth In A Sexual Context
Main Line, 17 November 2016
This report addresses the use of crystal meth and HIV risk in the Netherlands.
HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA
Medical Xpress, 17 November 2016
Various theories try to explain why it has not been so far possible to cure HIV.