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HIV in the News

This page contains the most recent HIV related news from NAM aidsmap. You can read the full story by clicking on the headlines.

Being black and gay: how intersectional stigma impacts on the uptake of PrEP

Qualitative research published in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine by Dr Katherine Quinn and colleagues at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research highlights how intersectional stigma contributes to low pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake for black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the US. Mistreatment in healthcare services, racism, homophobia and ... full story

Fri, 17 May 2019

Rapid rehousing support for homeless people living with HIV improves housing and HIV outcomes

Homeless people with HIV who are provided with rapid rehousing and intensive, tailored case management are placed in stable housing more quickly and are twice as likely to be virally suppressed when compared to individuals receiving standard homelessness support, according to research conducted in New York City and published in AIDS and Behavior. The rapid rehousing intervention ... full story

Fri, 17 May 2019

US study suggests that ageing people with HIV may have an increased risk of arthritis

HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy are associated with increased risk of cartilage damage in the knee associated with osteoarthritis, according to the results of a small US study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. The case-controlled study showed a higher prevalence of several key markers of knee cartilage damage at baseline and greater deterioration over eight years ... full story

Thu, 16 May 2019

Analytical treatment interruptions: minimising the risks and maximising their scientific value

Recommendations for the safe and appropriate use of ?analytical treatment interruptions? have been developed by a group of HIV experts, including clinicians, patient advocates, bioethicists, social scientists and representatives from regulatory authorities, and recently published in The Lancet HIV. ... full story

Wed, 15 May 2019

Rate of undiagnosed HIV remains high among black African heterosexuals in London

The rate of undiagnosed HIV infection among heterosexual black Africans living in London remains unacceptably high, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. Oral testing showed that over 50% of men and 40% of women who reported they were HIV negative/untested were in fact HIV positive. There were also high levels of HIV risk ... full story

Tue, 14 May 2019

Point-of-care technology for early infant HIV diagnosis speeds up return of HIV test results

Point-of-care testing for early infant HIV diagnosis is highly effective in reducing turnaround time for HIV test results, enabling earlier antiretroviral treatment initiation in infants, in sub-Saharan Africa. An observational study by Flavia Bianchi and colleagues from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Foundation compared conventional testing programmes and new point-of-care testing devices, and is published in ... full story

Mon, 13 May 2019

Rapid adoption of generic HIV drugs could save NHS 7 billion by 2033

Prescription of generic versions of antiretroviral drugs for treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as soon as they come off patent would save the NHS 7 billion between 2018 and 2033, an analysis led by Public Health England has shown. By 2021, use of generic antiretrovirals wherever available would save the NHS 500 million a year, ... full story

Fri, 10 May 2019

Decline in chemsex over time in three English clinics

In the first study to track chemsex over time, the number of men having chemsex fell by two-thirds between 2015 and 2018, Janey Sewell and colleagues at University College London report in the June issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy. Chemsex has been defined by researchers as the use of ... full story

Thu, 09 May 2019

Travel-related health problems common among HIV-positive migrants in France who visit sub-Saharan Africa

Travel-related illnesses ? especially diarrhoea, respiratory complaints and malaria ? are common among HIV-positive sub-Saharan African migrants visiting their countries of origin, according to a study by Dr Thierry Pistone of CHU Bordeaux, Department for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in France, and colleagues, published in the online edition of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. Overall, 38% ... full story

Tue, 07 May 2019

Disclosure of HIV linked to longer relationships for African migrants living in France

Disclosure of HIV status did not precipitate relationship break-ups after an HIV diagnosis for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Paris in a study conducted by Dr Mireille Le Guen and colleagues published in the June issue of AIDS Care. Instead, relationship characteristics and gender differences had a greater influence on relationship survival after diagnosis. In France, sub-Saharan ... full story

Mon, 06 May 2019

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