HIV & AIDS

Newly discovered immune cells at the frontline of HIV infection

Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection ...

HIV & AIDS

More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices

One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care ...

HIV & AIDS

Double success for innovative 'child-friendly' HIV treatment

University of Liverpool's Nanomedicine research has been recognized by The (US) President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and a fundraising campaign to help improve drug therapies for children with HIV has reached its target ...

HIV & AIDS

Pillar of HIV prevention (PrEP)—how to implement

A pillar of the federal government's plans to fight the HIV epidemic is PrEP: pre-exposure prophylaxis. For someone who is HIV-negative but at risk of becoming infected, this means taking anti-retroviral drugs before possible ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV can be treated, but stigma kills

Three decades ago, receiving an HIV diagnosis was comparable to being handed a death sentence. But today, this is no longer the case.

HIV & AIDS

What you need to know about HIV/AIDS today

More than 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. In the early days of HIV and AIDS, there was enormous fear and discrimination —to the extent that in British Columbia politicians debated ...

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