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Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson has announced the commencement of a widespread trial of an injectable vaccine for HIV. The vaccine will be tested on people across several countries in Europe as well as in the USA. The company is already running a trial in five countries in southern Africa. 3,800 men who have sex […]

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New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

The number of new diagnosis of HIV in Australia has hit an 18 year low, the success largely attributed to uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment. There’s still lots of work to be done though to reach the goal of no new transmissions by 2020, and rates amongst indigenous Australians and hetrosexual people are not […]

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North Korea may be hiding spiraling rates of new cases of HIV

North Korea may be hiding spiraling rates of new cases of HIV

North Korea has long claimed that there are negligible cases of HIV been transmitted in the rogue state, but a new report suggests the complete opposite may be the reality. Last year on World AIDS Day North Korea claimed it had zero new transmissions of HIV in the previous year, a claim that seemed unlikely […]

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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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HIV self-testing kits are now available in Australia

HIV self-testing kits are now available in Australia

New self-testing kits that allow people to screen for HIV are now available to purchase in Australia. The Atomo HIV Self-Test was approved for sale in Australia in November last year, and is the only model that been allowed on the market. The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) note that it is important to […]

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SBS program ‘Insight’ looks at the changing demographics of HIV

SBS program ‘Insight’ looks at the changing demographics of HIV

This week’s edition of Insight on SBS will look at the changing demographics of people living with HIV. The number of heterosexual people being diagnosed with the virus is increasing, as well as some other minority groups. The program explores how these people are experiencing living with HIV and how the changing demographics also change the […]

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UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

A study in the United Kingdom has found that while most people living with HIV reported getting good service from health providers when it came to medical treatment, getting good service from social services was more challenge. Over 4,000 people accessing HIV clinics completed the Positive Voices survey and it showed that 45% of people also […]

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