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7 changes fully vaccinated people could see in Ireland

As Ireland reaches its 1,000,000th vaccination administered, what are some changes vaccinated people can look forward to? Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced that fully vaccinated people will be granted additional freedoms to the current lockdown restrictions, providing many people who are worried about the vaccine with an incentive to receive the dose as quickly as possible.… Read More »

How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

After a year of living with and “in” the coronavirus pandemic, younger people in the U.S. have had to deal with over twelve months of quarantine and lockdown, going to school remotely from home, and distancing from friends. For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends,… Read More »

Ten-year Italian study shows that people with HIV remain undetectable for 97% of the time

Long-term monitoring of people with HIV with an undetectable viral load has shown that viral suppression is rarely lost, enforcing the validity of ‘U=U’ (Undetectable equals Untransmittable) messaging, according to Italian research published in the online edition of AIDS.  The study involved over 8000 HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with viral suppression (a… Read More »

European PrEP programmes face two big issues: how to get more people coming forward, and how to serve them if they do

There remains a substantial gap throughout Europe between the need and desire for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the number of people actually using it, an online workshop convened towards the end of last year by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) heard. The workshop on PrEP was the second part of its fourth Standard… Read More »

People with NNRTI resistance have poorer responses to dolutegravir, South African study finds

People with HIV who already have resistance to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) when they start first-line antiretroviral treatment containing the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir were less likely to achieve viral suppression, a large clinical trial in South Africa has reported. NNRTI resistance has not been shown to affect responses to dolutegravir-based treatment previously. The… Read More »