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Women with HIV have increased risk of missed menstrual periods

Women living with HIV a significantly higher risk of the menstrual disorder amenorrhea (missing three of more consecutive periods), according to a meta-analysis published in the online edition of AIDS. Infection with HIV was associated with a 70% increase in the risk...

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Stigma, access and testing: why HIV is still rising in Europe

Last year ECDC counted 159,420 new diagnoses of HIV in the WHO Europe region, which includes Siberia and the central Asian countries, an increase of 5313 or 3.4% over the previous year.This increase was largely due to an increase of diagnoses in Russia from 98,177 to...

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Ten reasons people stop attending HIV care in Zambia

Patient-provider relationships are strained by poor working conditions and rigid application of one-size-fits-all models of care, according to an in-depth investigation of why people with HIV drop out of HIV treatment services in Zambia, recently published in BMJ...

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How dangerous is gonorrhoea resistance and can it be halted?

How has this impacted on drug resistance in gonorrhoea? The researchers compared what are called Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) of azithromycin, cefixime and ceftriaxone in samples sent to the Belgian and UK surveillance laboratories. MIC is the minimum...

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New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

Advice on infant feeding has been updated in the 2018 guidelines to address the uncertainties surrounding HIV transmission through breast milk when viral load is undetectable on antiretroviral treatment. “The undetectable=untransmissable (U=U) statement applies only...

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