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US doctor records second case of PrEP resistant HIV strain

US doctor records second case of PrEP resistant HIV strain

A man in the USA who has been taking pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment Truvada has shown evidence of contracting a hyper rare, drug resistant strain of HIV. The patient is now the second recorded case of a patient contracting the resistant strain of the virus, after a report in February noted a case exhibited in Toronto. […]

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UN Report: “Extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention

UN Report: “Extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention

A new report from the United Nations shows that many countries are applying the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) developed Fast Track Strategy, which facilitates more timely treatments for people living with HIV. The report, entitled ‘Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030,’ documents over 50 cities, communities […]

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Multiple Sclerosis patient able to walk after taking HIV meds

Multiple Sclerosis patient able to walk after taking HIV meds

A woman in the UK with Multiple Sclerosis has reportedly regained significant mobility and motor function after being prescribed antiretroviral medication for HIV. Shana Pezaro of East Sussex was diagnosed with MS at 28, effectively ending her career as a dancer and pianist. Pezaro had spent many years reliant on a wheelchair to get around, […]

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