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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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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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Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

A monthly injection of HIV medication could be as effective as a daily pill regime in treating HIV according to two recent studies. The results of two trials were presented at a health conference in Seattle last week, their findings showing the a monthly injection was as effective as a daily oral three drug regimen. […]

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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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