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U OF M RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY 2 FDA APPROVED DRUGS THAT MAY FIGHT HIV. IN THE MOUSE MODEL, THE TWO DRUGS COMBINED TO ELIMINATE THE HIV VIRUS
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV.
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SECOND-EVER PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS STUDY REPORTS NO SAFETY CONCERNS AND PROMISING RESULT
By Gus Cairns. July 23, 2010
The last day of the Vienna International AIDS Conference featured the results of the second-ever completed randomized controlled trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – giving antiretrovirals to HIV-negative people at high risk of HIV to prevent them becoming infected.
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USE OF LUBRICANTS WITH ANAL SEX COULD INCREASE RISK OF HIV
Article adapted from materials provided by Microbicides 2010, International Conference on Microbicides. May 25, 2010
The risk of acquiring HIV through unprotected anal sex is at least 20 times greater than with unprotected vaginal sex and increases if other infections are already present in the rectal lining. Could the use of lubricants - at certain kinds - be another risk factor among men and women who engage in receptive anal intercourse? Two studies presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburg, suggest the answer is yes.
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IF SUPPRESSED FOR 12 MONTHS, LOW OF VIRAL REBOUND ABOVE 1,000 COPIES
Article written by Michael Carter on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Once suppressed, the risk of viral load rising to levels associated with onward transmission is extremely low in patients taking antiretroviral therapy who have maintained a long-term undetectable viral load, Danish investigators report in the online edition of HIV Medicine.
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KINSEY INSTITUTE STUDY FINDS NO CONSENSUS IN DEFINITIONS OF 'HAD SEX'
When people say they “had sex”, what transpired is anyone’s guess. A new study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found that no uniform consensus existed when a representative sample of 18-to 96 years-old was asked what the term meant to them.
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STUDY FINDS INCREASE PRESENCE; SEVERITY OF CORONARY ARTERY PLAQUES IN HIV INFECTED MEN
Article written by Steven Grinspoon, director of the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, Jeffrey Wei, Program in Nutritional Metabolism and Sunny Abbara, MD, Leon Shturman, Anad Soni, Jose Rocha-Filho and Khurram Nasir, MGH Radiology.
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CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE MAY INCREASE HIV REPLICATION
Article written by Liz Highleyman, for Aidsmap on, December 8, 2009
Sima Shelly Toussi from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and colleagues conducted a set of studies to assess the mechanisms underlying the epidemiological association between methamphetamine use and accelerated progression to AIDS.  [more]
GAY MEN OFTEN NOT ACCESSING PEP DESPITE RISK OF EXPOSURE
Article written by Michael Carter, for Aidsmap on Wednesday, October 30, 2009
Gay men may not be accessing HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in situations when its use would be warranted, a study published in the online edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections Journal suggests.  [more]
THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN, ANAL WARTS AND ANAL GONORRHEA, WITH HIV INFECTION IN GAY MEN
Caption from the article written by Roger Pebody, for Aidsmap on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

In a recent study, Australian researchers, reported in the online edition of the 'Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes' that anal warts and anal gonorrhea are associated with HIV transmission in gay and bisexual men.  [more]


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