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The Latest: Germany OKs AstraZeneca shot for 65 and over

BERLIN — Germany’s health minister says the country’s independent vaccine committee has formally approved giving the AstraZeneca shot to people age 65 and over. Minister Jens Spahn says the decision was “good news for older people who are waiting for a vaccination. They will get vaccinated faster.” The vaccine made by British-Swedish company AstraZeneca is… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… 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 »

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »