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US government concludes that HIV is untransmittable at undetectable levels

The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases has reached an absolute conclusion: HIV+ cannot transmit the virus when carrying an undetectable viral load.
Tags: Health, Feature, Hiv, US, Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases, Ad Friendly, Undetectable, National Institute for Allergies


NIAID joins 300 other worldwide health agencies to say HIV is untransmittable at undetectable levels

The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases has reached an absolute conclusion: HIV+ cannot transmit the virus when carrying an undetectable viral load.
Tags: Health, Feature, Hiv, Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases, Ad Friendly, NIAID, Undetectable, National Institute for Allergies


2016 Was a Record Year for STDs in America

Sexually transmitted diseases are running rampant across the U.S., according to a new report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It found there were more than 2 million cases of the three most commonly reported STDs—syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea—in 2016, making for the highest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, America, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Stds


Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters

Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty. Meanwhile Matt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugsWith drug-resistant infections now causing the deaths of half a million people a year, access to clean water and decent sanitation has never been more vital in the race to preven...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, Science, Biology, Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, Life and style, Society, World news, Medical Research


TB and scarlet fever: why Victorian diseases are making a comeback

Despite 100 years of medical advancement, old-fashioned infections are creeping back into Britain. Should we be worried?The notice pinned to the door of my son’s nursery in Bristol made me start: “A child at this nursery has been diagnosed with scarlet fever.” Googling the symptoms, I found images of peeling, strawberry-red tongues and blotchy rashes, but it was the name that really gave me the shivers. Charles Darwin lost two of his children to scarlet fever; it just seemed so, well, Victorian....
Tags: Science, Life and style, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Microbiology, Charles Darwin, Bristol, Public Health England


What is babesiosis and what can be done to stop its spread?

An outbreak of the disease affecting some dogs in Essex has vets, pet owners and the government very concernedWhat is babesiosis?A malaria-like disease resulting in anaemia in dogs which is caused by single-celled babesia parasites spread by ticks. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Essex


Tick-borne disease that can kill dogs will spread in UK, experts warn

Four dogs in Essex became seriously ill and at least one animal has died in the first recorded outbreak of babesiosis in UKA tick-borne disease that can be fatal to dogs is certain to spread to other parts of the UK, experts have warned, after the first recorded outbreak in the country killed at least one in Essex. Four dogs, all based in the Harlow area, became seriously ill after contracting babesiosis, caused by a parasite carried in ticks. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Essex, Harlow, Essex Four


Zika outbreak raises fears of rise in deaths from unsafe abortions

Campaigners urge governments in Latin America to rethink bans on abortion and make contraception widely availableCampaigners are calling on Latin American governments to rethink their policies on contraception and abortion because of the spread of Zika virus, which they fear will lead to a rise in women’s deaths from unsafe abortions as well as the predicted surge in brain-damaged babies.Several governments in the region have advised women to postpone getting pregnant for up to two years, which ...
Tags: Health, Family, Science, Women, Pregnancy, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Contraception and family planning, Brazil, Abortion, World Health Organisation



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