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Australian drag superstar Courtney Act has joined the New Zealand AIDS Foundation for a new campaign raising awareness of HIV treatment and “undetectable viral loads” in people living with HIV. According to the latest research, people living with HIV who are on successful treatment are incapable of passing HIV on to their sexual partners if …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

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HIV/AIDS advocates have welcomed the inclusion of $180 million in last night’s federal budget to fund the HIV prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other …

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I’m finally over the jetlag and have caught up (mostly) with clinical duties, so here is my brief summary of the key messages from the Boston HIV conference I attended.  There’s a lot to cover, so I will focus on the most important and interesting areas. New Drugs for HIV Treatment The new single tablet …

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By Edwina Wright, Monash University On Sunday, April 1, Australia joined only a handful of other countries in the world whose governments have made HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) readily available to populations at risk of HIV infection. This step forward takes Australia much closer to achieving its pledge, made in 2014, to end new HIV …

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The cost of PrEP will be slashed from April 1, after the HIV prevention medication is finally listed and subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, …

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LGBTIQ health advocates are mourning the death of pioneering HIV researcher and Kirby Institute director Professor David Cooper. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 on Sunday after a short illness. He was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – then …

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Scientists in the US are developing a new saliva test that may be able to detect HIV faster and more reliably than current oral tests. The test, being developed by researchers at Stanford University, is reportedly able to detect the virus as soon as two weeks after exposure. A recent preliminary study, published in the …

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US scientists say they’re making progress on a single pill that could be taken just once a week to treat HIV. The slow-release capsule could replace the daily medication currently needed by HIV-positive people to manage the virus, the researchers told the BBC. The pill resembles a normal capsule but contains a special star-shaped structure …

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It seems another year has bitten the dust, and what a year it was!

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