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Ten-year Italian study shows that people with HIV remain undetectable for 97% of the time

Long-term monitoring of people with HIV with an undetectable viral load has shown that viral suppression is rarely lost, enforcing the validity of ‘U=U’ (Undetectable equals Untransmittable) messaging, according to Italian research published in the online edition of AIDS.  The study involved over 8000 HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with viral suppression (a… Read More »

Capping hospital prices could save $235B annually, Rand study says

Dive Brief: Aggressively regulating the prices of hospital services could reduce healthcare spending by more than $ 235 billion a year, according to a new study issued by the think tank Rand. The report also examines price transparency and increased market competition among hospitals, and concluded that setting fixed prices would save the most money. … Read More »

Dear Me, it won’t last forever: Study suggests writing letters to future self can lessen stress of COVID pandemic

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health and Wellness Health Canada ‘It activates that sense that “This too shall pass, that this may be a really difficult time right now but I can get through difficult times” ‘ Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 19, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  4 minute read A… Read More »

Bacterial STI rates rose in the year before starting PrEP, but not during PrEP, Australian study finds

A study of gay and bisexual male participants in the first large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia has found that although rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were high, they did not increase in the two years after starting PrEP. In contrast, they increased significantly in the year before men… Read More »

People with NNRTI resistance have poorer responses to dolutegravir, South African study finds

People with HIV who already have resistance to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) when they start first-line antiretroviral treatment containing the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir were less likely to achieve viral suppression, a large clinical trial in South Africa has reported. NNRTI resistance has not been shown to affect responses to dolutegravir-based treatment previously. The… Read More »