World AIDS Day:

The long battle against the HIV epidemic

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Seeking a cure for HIVSubscription


Efforts to find a cure for HIV were reinvigorated in 2008 when the case of Timothy Ray Brown showed that a cure is possible. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are now seeking out the virus in its hiding places in an attempt to eradicate it completely.

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One-stop resource for pharmacists in HIV careSubscription


HIV pharmacotherapy: the pharmacist’s role in care and treatment, edited by Jason J Schafer, Jennifer M Cocohoba, Elizabeth M Sherman and Alice L Tseng.

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Optimising the health and wellbeing of older people living with HIV in the United Kingdom Subscription


Care for people with HIV has improved, meaning that more people are living with HIV into older age with normal life expectancy. Therefore, there are various challenges and opportunities facing healthcare professionals when providing care to this changing demographic.

Meg Caroline Doherty, co-ordinator of treatment and care at the department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization warns of increasing HIV drug resistance and issues new guidelines to address threatSubscription


Meg Caroline Doherty from the World Health Organization discusses the increasing number of cases HIV drug resistance, and the new guidelines and global action plan developed by the WHO to help countries address the threat.

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HIV services need to evolve to meet new needsSubscription

A stronger, less fragmented system of HIV services is needed in order to keep pace with the changing needs of patients.

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New hepatitis C infections have dropped almost 70% in HIV+ men in London since 2015, study shows


Incidence of hepatitis C has fallen by almost 70% in HIV positive men who have sex with men living in London since 2015, according to research presented at a major HIV conference.

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Expanded PrEP trial places to be opened soon, NHS England confirms

NHS England has announced that it will now start to release additional spaces on its PrEP Impact Trial.

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NHS England offers to fund doubling of PrEP trial

By Kathy Oxtoby

NHS England has said it will fund the doubling of the size of its trial of the HIV prevention drug PrEP to provide an additional 13,000 patients with the drug.

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HIV diagnoses continue to decline as UK meets global prevention targets, says PHE


Public Health England has hailed the UK’s efforts to prevent the spread of HIV a success, as the number of new patients diagnosed with the infection continues to decline.

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PrEP rollout has cut new HIV diagnoses, finds Australian studySubscription

24 OCT 2018

Rollout of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV has resulted in a rapid decrease of new infections among men who have sex with men, according to data collected in New South Wales, Australia.

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HIV PrEP needs licensing for adolescents, researchers saySubscription

9 OCT 2017

Study highlights a need for adolescent men who have sex with men to be given pre-exposure prophylaxis and for adherence to be promoted in this group.


HIV prevention vaginal ring found acceptable to adolescent girlsSubscription

31 AUG 2017

A vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine had high adherence among young women, study finds

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Immune stimulation could boost therapeutic HIV vaccineSubscription

16 DEC 2016

Combining HIV vaccination with immune stimulation delayed viral rebound in monkeys with simian immunotherapy virus.


Pharmacist Ana Martinez speaks during the Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

How Ana Martinez helped tackle the HIV epidemic

24 OCT 2016By

Pharmacist Ana Martinez explains how involving pharmacists in HIV clinical trials earned her the highest honour from the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

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