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Glasgow outreach service shows the feasibility of PrEP for people who inject drugs

A proactive, outreach-based service for people who inject drugs has successfully delivered the HIV prevention medication PrEP in the midst of Glasgow’s HIV outbreak, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw of Sandyford told the virtual British HIV Association conference this week. Very few PrEP programmes for people who inject drugs have reported results and ongoing engagement with healthcare… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Colostrum More Effective Than Flu Vaccine

One study found a combination of colostrum and probiotics is more effective in preventing flu than vaccination.1 Colostrum is a nutrient-rich fluid produced by mammals immediately after birth that helps provide immune protection to the baby. In addition to flu prevention, colostrum has other benefits to your overall health. Many viral illnesses, like colds and… Read More »

Daily U.S. Coronavirus Case Count Tops 160,000, Fueled by Small Gatherings

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 – More than 160,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, yet another record-shattering tally that public health officials say is being driven largely by small gatherings such as dinner parties, game nights and sleepovers. Earlier clusters were linked to nursing homes and crowded nightclubs, but experts… Read More »