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Hepatitis C incidence is low among Canadian men on PrEP

New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Canadian gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were uncommon compared with rates previously reported in Europe, according to research presented this week at the AASLD Liver Meeting in Boston. “This low incidence is reassuring since studies have shown that risk behaviour associated with sexually… Read More »

Outbreak of virulent recombinant HIV strain reported among gay men in Paris region

Public health officials in France have reported an outbreak of a recombinant strain of HIV characterised by a high viral load during early infection and rapid loss of CD4 cells.  The outbreak involved X4 tropic virus, usually associated with more advanced HIV, and is reported in Eurosurveillance by a team led by Dr Marc Wirden… Read More »

Prevalence of self-reported neurocognitive impairment falls among people with HIV in Switzerland

Depression, poor adherence and opportunistic infections associated with persisting impairment Persisting neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV is associated with a serious central nervous system infection in the past, depression and less than perfect adherence to ART, Swiss investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Individuals with these characteristics could benefit from… Read More »