Author Archives: Health

Anthony Fauci: “I don’t do this because I’m a hero. I do it because it’s necessary.”

Pending an HIV vaccine, injectable PrEP is the most promising research direction, Anthony Fauci tells aidsmap.com “The enormity of the problem is how I keep going,” Dr Anthony Fauci told a meeting of global health journalists yesterday. “I haven’t had a single day off since 20th January last year, but the necessity of dealing with the… Read More »

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

UK hospitals turn to last-ditch solutions

Hospitals are rationing oxygen and ambulances are waiting outside for as long as nine hours outside to hand over patients as the UK’s health system buckles under the growing pressures of COVID-19. Staff are preparing for the situation to reach its worst point in the coming weeks, with hospitals struggling to cope with the sheer… Read More »

Is reducing anxiety a legitimate indication for PrEP in itself?

Australian doctors and nurses discuss PrEP’s role in tackling stigma, supporting U=U, and improving mental health Do doctors and other healthcare workers feel it’s legitimate to prescribe PrEP to people who are anxious about catching HIV, even if their actual risk is low? This question has rarely been systematically asked of doctors and other PrEP… Read More »