Women's Health

HIV treatment breakthrough

Scientists believe they are getting closer to developing more effective treatment in their battle against HIV . Experts at the Rockefeller University in New York, US, said that HIV patient trials using a “new generation of so-called broadly neutralising antibodies” have delivered...

Exercise advised for HIV-positive people

People living with HIV may, in addition to receiving antiretroviral medication, be given a “home exercise plan”. According to research published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS , ensuring that people with the virus keep fit will go a long way towards reducing the...

Herpes drug 'effective against HIV'

A drug used to control outbreaks of herpes has been found to be effective against HIV , according to a new collaborative study. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Emory University in Atlanta (all in the US), found that...

HIV cure 'may be near'

Scientists believe they are getting closer to finding a cure for HIV . Experts at the Gene Expression Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, US, say that developing a single vaccine to tackle the virus may be on the horizon. They have developed a possibly...

Could gels help to prevent the spread of HIV?

Vaginal gels are being highlighted as a potential method to prevent the spread of HIV . Scientists at the York Clinical Research Facility at York Hospital, in the UK, are investigating whether vaginal gels, known as microbicides, could aid in stopping the spread of a potentially deadly virus. The...

Extremely aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba

A new form of the HIV virus has been discovered in Cuba. The strain is said to be extremely aggressive and can develop into AIDS in just three years. It has so far been identified in 73 patients, 52 of which had already been diagnosed with AIDS. Assessing the virus, a team of researchers at the...

East London health staff sign up to HIV campaign

Health staff in the east London area of Tower Hamlets, UK, have signed up to a new campaign designed to tackle HIV . Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board recently launched the 'Halve It' campaign which aims to improve the treatment and diagnosis of HIV in the area. It becomes the first...

HIV cases spike in eastern Europe

Cases of HIV have increased dramatically across eastern Europe, according to new figures. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the amount of confirmed HIV cases has passed a record 100,000 year-on-year. However, this figure could be as high as 300,000 as there is a low uptake of HIV...

UK community to introduce new HIV testing programme

The London Borough of Redbridge, in England, is stepping up its fight against HIV with the introduction of a new testing programme. While HIV prevalence is relatively low in the UK, the need for raised awareness remains more important than ever. The introduction of a rapid testing programme is...

China records spike in HIV cases

China has seen a sudden spike in HIV cases, according to the country's health administration. The nation saw 104,000 new cases of HIV/ AIDS in 2014, a 14 per cent increase from the previous year. Despite the sharp rise in incidents, China still has relatively low overall prevalence of the virus...