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Female to female transmission of HIV has rarely been described. In a case report in MMWR a likely case of female to female sexual transmission of HIV is reported. A woman with recently acquired HIV infection reported no other risk factors for HIV infection than...

GSK744LA is a long acting injectable integrase inhibitor that was given as a single dose to 8 macaques while a control group of 4 macaques did not receive any drug. All 12 macaques were given weekly challenge doses of SHIV. All four monkeys who did not receive any...

HIV infected patients coinfected with hepatitis C genotype 1, 2 or 3 were included in a non randomized trial of Sofosbuvir in combination with weight based ribavirin. Patients with cirrhosis or low platelets were not excluded from...

In the Synergy trial treatment naïve patients with Hepatitis C genotype 1 monoinfection were treated 6 or 12 weeks with interferon free therapy. A majority of the participants had Genotype 1 a. The study had 3 different arms with...

In a retrospective analysis of patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis B with Hepatitis delta the effect of tenofovir on hepatitis delta was evaluated. All HIV infected patients in Spain with hepatitis delta on tenofovir...

The association between smoking and mortality was estimated in almost 18 000 patients from 8 cohorts in Europe and North America followed for almost 80 000 person-years. All patients were on ART and the presumed transmission route was other than i.v. drug use. Rates...

Despite effective ART and prolonged life expectancy mortality seems to be higher in HIV-infected individuals. The question is if this is caused by HIV or by non-HIV related factors? In a review by Sabin it is pointed out that individuals with HIV-infection tend to...

With the availability of more effective and better tolerated drugs for hepatitis C treatment of active i.v. drug users has been debated. It has been shown that good treatment results can be achieved also in patients who continue to use i.v. drugs. One argument...

758 HIV-positive children in Uganda and Zambia were randomized to continue or stop co-trimoxazole prophylaxis after receiving ART for at least 96 weeks. All children received insecticide treated bed nets. The median age was 7.9 years. The primary end points were...

The newly reported HIV diagnoses in the European Union/European Economic area during 2012 was about 30 000 cases corresponding to a rate of 5.8/100 00. These figures have been rather stable for a number of years. The highest proportion continued to be among MSM (40...

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