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19 APRIL 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 15

Media Coverage

  • The number of new HIV cases in NSW has dropped to their lowest level since 1984, but NSW Health would not say whether it will hit its target of "virtually" eliminating the disease by 2020.

    April 20, 2019
    General
    Sydney Morning Herald
  • Vaccine protection can fade in months or last a lifetime. Understanding why could lead to more durable immune responses.

    April 19, 2019
    General
    Science Magazine
  • New data show that an experimental Ebola vaccine is "highly effective" and appears to have helped contain a long-lasting outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the conflict-ridden region has kept vaccine teams from reaching many people who need it.

    April 19, 2019
    General
    Science Magazine
  • When Ladeia Joyce learned she had tested positive for HIV in 2016, she immediately began looking for information on the disease, how to treat it and how to learn to live with it. What she found seemed aimed at a completely different person.

    April 18, 2019
    General
    US News & World Report
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is currently on a media swing touting the Trump Administration’s pledge to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. But given the administration’s actions to create a federal judiciary wholly inhospitable to both accessible health care and the LGBTQ community, this is breathtaking hypocrisy—and Azar should know it.

    April 18, 2019
    General
    Daily Beast
  • CRISPR, the gene-editing tool making waves in the medical community for its ability to cut out undesirable genes and potentially change the course of diseases, is being looked at as a possible way to eradicate stubborn reserves of non-drug-resistant HIV that elude antiretroviral medication (ART).

    April 18, 2019
    Contagion Live
  • A new service to provide HIV prevention pills to high-risk groups was launched yesterday in Hà Nội. The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services for HIV prevention, which was supported by the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will initially be provided at Đống Đa District Health Center, Long Biên Health Center and the Hà Nội Medical University. More health center will be able to provide such service in Hà Nội in the future.

    April 17, 2019
    Viet Nam News
  • Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates.

    April 17, 2019
    General
    Reuters
  • Health ministers from Africa's Great Lakes Region on Wednesday vowed to revitalize efforts to eradicate HIV/AIDS that affects an estimated 4.3 percent of the population. The health ministers from six Great Lakes countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said they will ramp up funding towards HIV/AIDS prevention and case management.

    April 17, 2019
    General
    Xinhua
  • The powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR has been in the news a lot. And not all the news has been good: A Chinese scientist stunned the world last year when he announced he had used CRISPR to create genetically modified babies.

    April 16, 2019
    General
    NPR
  • For generations, many scientists have been dismissive of, or simply oblivious to, the care and sensitivity required to conduct such research in a just and equitable way. In this issue of Nature, we explore the efforts of those who are reaching out to such communities anew and those looking to heal some of the wounds of colonialism by returning the remains of ancestors that had been excavated in the name of scholarship, some of it now discredited.

    April 16, 2019
    General
    Nature
  • “Only a vaccine can end the control of the HIV epidemic”. These were the words of Professor Glenda Gray, who is at the forefront of an HIV vaccine trial network with 5400 participants, and is recognised globally as a leader in HIV research focused on mother-to-child transmission – as she was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Law, by Rhodes University, Makhanda (Grahamstown).

    April 15, 2019
    IOL
  • Treatment- naïve people living with HIV now have drug-sparing antiretroviral treatment options with new once-daily, two-drug, fixed-dose treatment, Dovato.

    April 15, 2019
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