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Malaysia eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

8 October 2018 | MANILA, Philippines – Malaysia was today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and syphilis. It is the first…

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive An international research team led by…

Unusual case of father-to-son HIV transmission reported

Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in the 4-year old child of an HIV-negative mother led to a forensic analysis to determine the source of the infection and try to date the…

No “reservoir”: Detectable HIV-1 in treated human liver cells found to Be inert

Novel study suggests HIV-1 still detectable in human liver macrophages unlikely to stay infectious after long-term antiretroviral therapy In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a certain…

Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely than others to have…

Anogenital warts may act as portals for HIV transmission

Significantly higher HIV-target cell concentrations are found in anogenital warts than in normal, site-matched skin, suggesting that anogenital warts may promote the sexual transmission of HIV, according to a study…

Aspirin regimen reduces HIV target cells, could cut HIV transmission risk

A daily regimen of low-dose aspirin might be a viable HIV-prevention tool in high-risk populations, particularly where other prevention measures are not widely available, according to a small 6-week study…

Behavioral intervention reduces HIV transmission risk in young transgender women

A group based behavioral intervention reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection and transmission by nearly 40% in young transgender women, according to new findings published in JAMA Pediatrics. Intervention studies…

The work of a couple: how gay men in relationships come to trust that “Undetectable = Untransmittable”

Having a relationship based on trust, commitment and familiarity helps Australian gay men rely on undetectable viral load as a means of HIV prevention, according to interviews with HIV-positive and…

Breastfeeding with undetectable viral load: genuine uncertainty on risk should be communicated to women with HIV, say Swiss doctors

Women with HIV on effective antiretroviral treatment in higher-income settings who have undetectable viral load should be supported to make their own decisions about breastfeeding based on a full discussion…

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