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Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.
Traditionally hep C transmits sexually mostly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
The diagnosis rate fell by 50 percent in just two years among gay and bi men who attended sexual clinics at least twice in one year.
The largest-ever HIV prevention study found that door-to-door HIV testing, with linkage to treatment, lowered infection rates.
Living with chronic pain not only drags down quality of life, but it is also linked to poorer HIV-related health outcomes.
However, two similar cases have been reported in Australia.
He reportedly lied about his status and ripped his condoms to fool men he met on Grindr. Later, he would taunt them via texts.
U.K. public health officials have expressed great concern over this latest sign of evolution of the sexually transmitted infection.
Highlights from HIV and hepatitis C research presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston
This is the first decline in the rate since the mid-1990s, with a major London sexual health clinic charting an 80 percent drop since 2015.
A push to diagnose and rapidly treat HIV and other STIs as well as use of Truvada as PrEP are likely driving the trend.
At the height of AIDS fears, she showed that it was OK to hug people with HIV.
Following a recent finding of a major drop in HIV diagnoses at the 56 Dean St. clinic, the decline in gonorrhea diagnoses is encouraging.
Maintaining funding at only existing levels, which appears likely, would probably stall progress in combating the virus worldwide.
The risk is particularly high the first year after receiving an HIV diagnosis.
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