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Already Reeling Venezuela Faces a New Challenge: An HIV Outbreak—Public Health Watch
With drug shortages and rising incidence of HIV/AIDS, the South American country may be on the verge of a public health crisis.
FDA Approves Truvada for Use in Adolescents
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily oral Truvada to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in at-risk adolescents, in combination with safe-sex practices.
Early ART Treatment Key to Halting HIV-Related Brain Damage
Brain damage caused by HIV can begin soon after infection, according to new research, but initiating antiretroviral therapy drugs can halt the damage.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 6, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
First Large-Scale Trial of Kidney Transplant Between HIV+ Donor and Recipient
An ambitious new trial aims to confirm that people living with HIV can be kidney donors to HIV recipients, shortening the time those recipients wait for a transplant.
HIV's Ancient Cousin, HTLV-1, Surging Through Indigenous Australian Communities
Rates of a lesser known virus related to HIV called HTLV-1 have surged in some of Australia’s Aboriginal communities, and now the country’s health officials are facing a global outcry to act.
A Cure for HIV? An Update One Year Later
Big advances in treatment can’t make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.
Proposed Budget Cuts to Global Health Might Be Bad Medicine for State Economies: Public Health Watch Report
A new report by Global Health Technologies Coalition assesses the economic impact of cuts to global health R&D on the economies of US states.
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