Tag Archive | HIV Treatment

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

The World Health Organisation has made the recommendation that all men who have sex with men should start taking PrEP, medication that could prevent HIV infection, regardless of their current HIV status. In a revision of its HIV prevention guidelines, the WHO has urged that all MSM (men who have sex with men) begin taking […]

Living With HIV & Its Treatment

Living With HIV & Its Treatment

On the 30th Anniversary of the discovery of HIV, Dr Shay Keating writes about effective HIV treatment, and answers the question: ‘if my virus is undetectable in the blood, can I pass the virus on?’  This year, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) the infectious cause of […]

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California, working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus. The newly identified site can be attacked by human antibodies in a way that neutralizes the infectivity of a wide variety of HIV strains. 

HIV: Nil By Mouth?

HIV: Nil By Mouth?

Dr. Shay Keating writes about the risks of oral transmission of HIV [First published in our October monthly issue – Ed.] One of the most frequently asked questions of a HIV specialist is ‘what is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex’? This is a very difficult question to answer. There have been few […]

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Note:  Eile has previously published this article in our monthly edition September, 2013 – see sidebar icon or topbar “issues” Dr. Shay Keating writes about the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the treatment of HIV Prophylaxis, in medical terms means preventing a disease or condition.  Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is any prophylactic treatment started after […]

HIV – Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Dr Shay Keating has sent us this in-depth view of HIV risk and transmission, and the PEP treatment which can stop the infection after it enters the body