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Abstinence and faithfulness programmes not effective

2 March, 2015

Abstinence and faithfulness programmes have no significant impact on sexual behaviour, or reduction in HIV incidence reveals analysis of sexual health data from 22 different countries.


XDR-TB acquired via transmission, not treatment failure

27 February, 2015

The large majority of cases of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, were acquired via person-to-person, and not as a result of treatment failure, as originally believed.


Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) 86% effective in reducing HIV among MSM

25 February, 2015

The use of ART as PrEP has been shown to be 86% effective in preventing new HIV infections among men who have sex with men, and 96% effective with serodifferent couples.


HIV continues to be a major health concern in Europe

23 February, 2015

HIV remains a major health concern in the European Union and European Economic Areas mainly within key populations such as men who have sex with men, migrants and people who inject drugs.


Engineered protein is a potential successful vaccine alternative for HIV

20 February, 2015

An engineered protein has been developed which has successfully blocked all known strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in a lab environment, and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) in monkeys.


Harm reduction needs to be scaled-up to reduce HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa

18 February, 2015

According to recently released 2014 Global State of Harm Reduction report scale-up of harm reduction services in sub-Saharan Africa has slightly improved, however more needs to be done to to protect this this vulnerable group.


“Why I am not scared of knowing my HIV status”

16 February, 2015

Sarah says she isn't scared of knowing her status. "I need to know," she says. "If it is positive then I need to start coping with my HIV status. I need to be healthy and make sure my children grow up healthy."


HIV infection not a barrier for kidney transplants between people living with HIV

13 February, 2015

New research shows that kidney transplant between a HIV positive donor and a patient livings with HIV is successful.