HIV Levels Before Treatment Can Predict This Immune System Indicator

Researchers may have finally answered a bedeviling chicken-or-egg question about the relationship between the persistence of HIV in the body during antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and the virus-related immune system activation and inflammation that also continues while people are on ARVs. This finding likely adds further weight to the urgency of diagnosing and treating HIV as…

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Shedding light on HIV discrimination in Australia

Discrimination is described as ‘choosing to treat someone badly or unfairly because of a characteristic that is perceived as different or unwanted’. The HIV virus is ‘different and unwanted’ therefore society often discriminates against individuals living with the virus. The public at large still perceives HIV as terrifying and infectious, immediately questioning ‘What is the…

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