Researchers have successfully tested a new drug that activates hidden reservoirs of HIV cells in individuals on antiretroviral therapy, one of the first steps to eradicating the virus and eventually finding a cure.
Opioid-dependent patients are five times more likely to die in the first four weeks of treatment if they are prescribed methadone rather than the alternative treatment, buprenorphine, a new study shows.
The latest instalment of Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections has been released this morning. Here’s what UNSW experts who work in these areas make of the results.
Despite high-profile health campaigns and a concerted effort to make antiretroviral therapy more accessible, the number of new HIV cases in Australia has remained stable over the last three years, writes Bridget Haire.