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Preventing HIV transmission one circumcision at a time

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 0 comments

Preventing HIV transmission one circumcision at a time

Studies have shown that circumcision has an effect on the type of bacteria that lives on the penis.  This would explain why men who have been circumcised have a 50%-60% reduced risk of being infected with the HIV virus (the virus that causes Aids). read...

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HIV Support – Who to turn to when you are HIV positive

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 1 comment

HIV Support – Who to turn to when you are HIV positive

HIV Support groups and self study: It is not easy to receive test results that reveal that you are HIV positive.  Before you inform anyone close to you about your status you should come to terms with it first and by joining an HIV support group and doing online research is essential. read...

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HIV infections at close to 0% in Australia – What can SA learn

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 0 comments

HIV infections at close to 0% in Australia – What can SA learn

“The aids community health threat has morphed into an HIV prevention challenge” is the viewpoint of medical epidemiologist Andrew Grulich who is head of HIV Epidemiology and prevention program at the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity society, which leads the Australia’s national surveillance of HIV/Aids and is based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. read...

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3BNC117 Antibody could be a solution to the World’s HIV problem

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 0 comments

3BNC117 Antibody could be a solution to the World’s HIV problem

The search for a cure for HIV and Aids is charging along at a mad rate with the World’s pharmaceutical companies desperately wanting to be the first to find a viable cure/vaccine. Amongst the many trials going on, a new study is showing very positive potential using a human antibody. The 3BNC117 antibody has shown a suppression of a viral rebound in HIV postive patients who are off their ARV’s read...

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Clinical trials of new HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 0 comments

Clinical trials of new HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016

HIV/AIDS vaccine status: U.S health officials have said that a new experimental AIDS vaccine will be tested in South Africa in the near future.  This vaccine is said to be the most effective one tried so far. From previous disastrous trials, they have modified the vaccine, and have so far prevented infection by about a third in controlled studies, and it is hoped that it will work better in the new trial to be conducted in South Africa. read...

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