Hey there Guys. Today I was sent a link to a somewhat hysterical post from the Canberra Times Newspaper. The basic crux of the story is that a 17 year old girl sat in the same seat as a man with a "contagious blood-borne virus" who had managed to bleed from a head wound. By far the two most common "contagious blood-borne viruses" to cause these levels of hysteria have to be HIV … [Read more...] about What Is The Risk Of Hep C In The Community?
Hey there Guys. Well I've just arrived home from Bear New Zealand (BTW it was absolutely amazing!!!) to be greeted by this book on my desk: 117 BPM: Beats, Bashings and HIV Dementia. This book looks really interesting. I just wanted to send out a big thank you to Anthony for sending me a copy. Once I've caught up on sleep I will be able to get stuck into this reading and I … [Read more...] about 117 BPM: Beats, Bashings and HIV Dementia
Some interesting news today in HIV treatment research.A colleague from my old alma mater has reported new research that may help HIV treatments in the future. Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a potential cure for AIDS. Associate Professor David Harrich says they have discovered how to modify a … [Read more...] about Scientists hail ‘potential cure for AIDS’
Great new in Australia with Victoria being the first state to offer rapid HIV testing. By far the biggest advantage is results being in just 20 minutes. As reported in The Age: VICTORIA will become the first state to offer rapid HIV testing - where results are known almost immediately - under a Baillieu government push to reduce infection rates. With state figures showing … [Read more...] about Victoria first to offer rapid HIV testing
Good news in the world of HIV with the FDA approval of a new HIV treatment Stribild. This new medication combines the two drugs found in Truvada with two new medications that inhibit the replication of HIV as well as helping this new medication last longer in the body. The combination of these four medicines into one tablet brings a second "single daily tablet" HIV … [Read more...] about New HIV Treatment Stribild Gains FDA Approval