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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“The Origins of AIDS” Book. Where did HIV come from?

Knowing how and where the infection of humans by HIV began is the source of numerous studies. Now, Jacques Pepin has written a book “The Origins of AIDS” (University Press), where he addresses this problem brilliantly. According to Pepin, the disease is the result of a jump in...

Is it ethically admissible that more than half of HIV-positive patients do not have access to treatment?

‘The incidence of HIV infection has not fallen, making treatments accessible is a pressing public health measure’ As reported in medical journal The Lancet, more than 75 million people have been infected with HIV. Since AIDS was discovered in 1981, and more than 36...

Zika virus and microcephaly. Causal relationship is confirmed by recent article

A medical problem with ethical repercussions is whether or not the Zika virus causes microcephaly, a subject that we have discussed previously. Now, a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (see HERE) has evaluated the medical evidence on the relationship...

HIV infection. Home self-test kits avaliable by post

In April 2015, the over-the-counter sale of HIV infection self-testing kits was approved in the United Kingdom. This measure has fostered certain debate about the ethicality of this practice. A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (41; 809-813, 2015) concluded that...

HIV-AIDS treatments: new dilemmas

About AIDS-HIV treatments There is no doubt that HIV antiviral treatment is one of the major advances in medicine in the last 25 years. However, despite its prolonged use, the medication does not cure the infection. This is demonstrated by several facts: the detection of viral...
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