Lights and shadows of HIV pandemia. UK and global state of the art and goals

One of the game changers in recent years has been pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill which, when taken daily by people in high-risk groups, can reduce the risk of infection with HIV by up to 86 per cent. The aim of the 90-90-90 targets against HIV established by UNAIDS, the...

Males with HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Experts in the study of HIV at Valle de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona have published a report saying that men with HIV have a significantly higher incidence of malignant neoplasms (cancerous tumors) than in the healthy male population, something that does not occur in women. New...

Transsexuals suffer “chronic stress associated with higher prevalence of HIV infection, substance use disorders and suicidal tendencies”

Transsexual people assume a gender identity that differs from the biological sex. Which medical problems have these people? Are they informed about the consequences of their decision to don’t-assume their biological sex? Transsexuals’ serious health problems...

HIV/AIDS fall in some countries but in Spain,Middle East,North Africa, and eastern Europe the number of new infections has increased significantly

See video below Up to a total of 1.8 million people infected with HIV developed AIDS, which means 5.3% fewer than in 2016, while the number of deaths due to the disease fell 5% to 940,000, according to the estimates of UNAIDS in their annual report on the evolution of the...

Could HIV be entirely removed? It is the main question in the HIV fight

A recent article titled, A study unravels new stem cell transplant factors that might lead to HIV eradication in the body shows that is possible and has been eradicated throw a cells therapy by Spaniard researchers. The finding,  still incipient, opens a door to a possible new...

Shades and lights of HIV/AIDS epidemy

Apart from World AIDS Day, last Friday, 1 December, and perhaps to gather annual data from UNAIDS and a specific Congress, there is almost no talk of a disease that affects 36.7 million people, spreads to 1.8 million every year and kills one million people annually around the...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

2016 WHO report recommends HIV testing campaing as a response to the HIV pandemic

In April 2013, the Preventive Services Task Force of the United States recommended testing of persons aged between 15 and 65 years to determine whether they were carriers of the HIV virus, a recommendation which counters existing recommendations on testing only high-risk groups...
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Mother-child HIV transmission falls. Thailand example

From the early to mid-1990s, an epidemic wave of HIV-infected women and infants occurred. Heterosexual HIV transmission, as described in the Asian Epidemic Model, was the major mode of spread in Thailand, causing an increasing number of HIV-infected pregnant women a consequently...