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TB vaccine halves risk of disease in people with latent TB

A vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) reduced the risk of developing active TB in HIV-negative people with latent TB infection by 54% in a large phase 2b study published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine. TB is the leading infectious cause of death...

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Another rare PrEP failure reported in San Francisco

The new case involves a 21-year-old Latino man who reported having sex with men, transgender women and cisgender (non-trans) women. He started taking daily PrEP at San Francisco's main sexually transmitted infection clinic. At that time he tested negative for HIV...

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Some gay and bisexual men see PrEP as a ‘social problem’

Gay and bisexual men have differing attitudes towards men who are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to US research published in Sociology of Health Illness. A series of focus groups conducted in New York City showed that some men regarded PrEP users as...

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