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To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

Faced with a dramatic rise in new infections of HIV health agencies in Taiwan are making home testing more easily available. The nation’s Centre for Diseases Control announced on Friday a new scheme that would see blood and saliva based home testing kits being made available via convenience stores. Previously the kits were only available […]

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Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers in Bulgaria have teamed up with dating app Grindr rolling out an innovative program that aims to get more people testing for HIV. New cases of HIV are soaring in the socially conservative country, so to reach out to their target audience a charity offered free self testing kits to anyone who wanted […]

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New South Wales reports progress towards ending HIV

New South Wales reports progress towards ending HIV

The latest data showing a continued decline in HIV transmission rates in NSW has been welcomed by the state’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON. The NSW HIV Strategy Data Report – Quarter 1 shows that in the first three months of 2019, there were 22 per cent fewer HIV notifications compared to […]

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New injectable treatment for HIV applies for US FDA approval

New injectable treatment for HIV applies for US FDA approval

Pharmaceutical companies Janssen Biopharma and Viiv Healthcare has applied to have a new injectable treatment for HIV to be approved by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new treatment, which has already progressed through several human trials, would see a daily pill taking reginem replaced by a monthly injections of two medications. The […]

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World first kidney transplant between people living with HIV

World first kidney transplant between people living with HIV

Doctors in the US have successfully transplanted a kidney donated by one person living with HIV to another who was in need of the organ. The procedure that took place at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore marks the first time a person living with HIV has been allowed to donate a kidney. Dr Dorry Segev, the […]

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The Catch Up: Here’s the 5 most read stories of the last week

The Catch Up: Here’s the 5 most read stories of the last week

Had a busy week, don’t worry you can quickly catch up on the most read stories of the last 7 days. Here’s what everyone’s been reading. Fraser Anning vows to repeal same-sex marriage laws Former One Nation and Katter Australia Party senator Fraser Anning is now establishing his own political party. He says if he’s […]

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British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British newspapers The Sun and The Daily Mail have been slammed for using inaccurate headlines about people living with HIV. The Sun shared the story of HIV activist Sasha Goodman and her husband Jay Hart. The couple’s story highlights how people can successfully live in serodiscordant relationships without any risk of the other partner being exposed to […]

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Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Researchers in the USA have tackled the challenge of new infections of HIV among young gay and bisexual men by focussing on their behaviour on mobile phone dating apps. In 2016 in the USA gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for the large majority of new cases of HIV. Sixty […]

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Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

A spokesperson for the Red Cross Blood Donation Service has updated OUTinPerth on the progress of a review into the current rules surrounding blood donation. Currently men who have had sex with another man within the last twelve months are banned from donating blood. To volunteer as a blood donor gay, bisexual and other men […]

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Experts pour cold water on claims of potential HIV cure

Experts pour cold water on claims of potential HIV cure

HIV experts have dismissed suggestions that a new drug could potentially lead to a HIV cure, slamming media reports that promoted the untested claims of a drug manufacturer. An Israeli drug company issued a media release claiming that a new drug Gammora had the potential to cure HIV. Zion Medical reported that they had administered […]

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