Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Another interesting article from Roger Pebody that looks at a range of barriers in Vietnam and also Swaziland to HIV care for men who have sex with men. Roger Pebody Published: 20 March 2017 Jump to Men who have sex with men in Vietnam Men were unprepared for their diagnosis Stigma and health system barriers […]

Australia has been invited to participate in a global survey of the needs of PLHIV and we are nearly halfway to target!

We have until the end of the month to recruit another 75 Australian participants.  The study has been commissioned by an independent, global specialist HIV company with commitment to deliver innovative new options for the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. They have partnered with an independent market research agency in order to […]

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 […]

New York’s strategy to end the HIV epidemic – an interesting perspective

            At the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2017 (CROI) held in Seattle Washington in March there was a range of interesting and informative presentations on different aspects of treatment, living with HIV, ending HIV and a range of other research findings. The following is a report from […]