Tag Archives: infections

Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Mystery infections tied to blood-shedding ritual After 10 British men became infected with a little-known virus, without taking risks associated with the spread of the disease, researchers may have finally discovered the source of their mystery infection. Investigators eventually learned the men had taken part in blood-shedding religious rituals. The virus, human T-cell leukemia virus… Read More »

Trump wants to end HIV infections by 2030 – here's how to do it

US president Donald Trump addresses the nationBill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty By Chelsea Whyte During his State of the Union address on 5 February, US president Donald Trump announced a goal of  ending HIV transmission in the US by 2030. “Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach,” he said. “Together, we will defeat AIDS in… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »