Health

International HIV Conference Reveals Exciting Progress in Global HIV Fight

French AIDS ambassador Michèle Boccoz, executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé, mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Christine Kafando, a community health worker from Burkina Faso, speak at a press conference on the new 90-90-90 UNAIDS report.Benjamin Ryan Highlights from the research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris. […]

Scientists Shed Light on How HIV Raises Heart Disease Risk

Thinkstock Researchers found a way to block a protein linked with blood clotting and inflammatory processes using a drug derived from tick saliva. August 30, 2017 – reprinted from Poz.com Researchers have uncovered a new pathway by which HIV leads to the chronic inflammation and immune activation associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. […]

HIV Positive Smokers Who Quit Cut Their Risk of Numerous Cancers

Istock However, unlike HIV-negative quitters, their lung disease risk remains highly elevated for at least five years after kicking the habit. If people living with HIV who smoke quit their cigarette habit, they soon cut their risk of numerous cancers, aidsmap reports. However, unlike HIV-negative people who quit smoking, HIV-positive ex-smokers maintain a much higher, […]

Breast Feeding and HIV – another interesting and relevant paper from CROI

Posted by Virginia Furner on Sunday, 12 February 2017 in Key take home message that will change my clinical practice Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.  This […]

Heather Boerner’s – Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV

Conceiving a child when one or both partners are HIV-positive used to be the stuff of dreams, but today, modern science allows couples to give birth to HIV-negative babies a reality. A short ebook ‘Positively Negative’ by Heather Boerner sheds light on the developments of reproductive health for those living with HIV and the desire […]