“The Origins of AIDS” Book. Where did HIV come from?

Knowing how and where the infection of humans by HIV began is the source of numerous studies. Now, Jacques Pepin has written a book “The Origins of AIDS” (University Press), where he addresses this problem brilliantly. According to Pepin, the disease is the result of a jump in...

Rise in sexually transmitted diseases according to WHO last report

Experts have warned in the 46th edition of the spanish journal EIDON of an upturn in sexually transmitted diseases, as a result of the social and cultural changes derailing the efforts and decline achieved after the “hardest” years of the HIV epidemic. According to...

Even treated, AIDS is a chronical disease because HIV is stored in certain human cells

The disease cannot be cured, as the HIV remains inactive in the patients’ body It is known that AIDS can be treated with new antiretroviral drugs, converting it from a fatal disease to a chronic one. However, the disease is not completely cured, although it is not known for...

Human papilloma virus vaccination. Should it be made more widely available?

Respect the will of the parents if the child is a minor A medical issue with an important ethical component attached is whether papilloma vaccination virus (HPV) should be made more widely available or not (read more about this bioethical controversy HERE). , starting from the...

The UK HIV infection figures remain high despite recent falling in mortality rates

The incidence of HIV infection fell between 1990 and 2013. In 1990, around two million people were infected; in 1997, 2.8 million; and in 2013, 1.8 million. Mortality rates have also fallen: around 300,000 people in 1990; 1.7 million in 2005 and 1.3 million in 2013 (JAMA 314;...

Is it ethically admissible that more than half of HIV-positive patients do not have access to treatment?

‘The incidence of HIV infection has not fallen, making treatments accessible is a pressing public health measure’ As reported in medical journal The Lancet, more than 75 million people have been infected with HIV. Since AIDS was discovered in 1981, and more than 36...

Organ transplant in AIDS patients

Organ transpalnt and renal failure. It is known that anti-retroviral treatments are allowing AIDS patients to become long-term chronically-ill patients. This means that many of them may suffer concomitant diseases throughout their lifetime. One such condition that often occurs in...

HIV infection. Home self-test kits avaliable by post

In April 2015, the over-the-counter sale of HIV infection self-testing kits was approved in the United Kingdom. This measure has fostered certain debate about the ethicality of this practice. A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (41; 809-813, 2015) concluded that...

iPS cells derived from HIV-resistant individuals for the treatment of HIV infection

New technique: It involves iPS cells from HIV-resistant individuals for the treatment of people infected  Some people have a mutation in their genome (CCR5A32) that gives them certain resistance to HIV infection. Taking advantage of this situation, a step has now been taken that...

HIV-AIDS treatments: new dilemmas

About AIDS-HIV treatments There is no doubt that HIV antiviral treatment is one of the major advances in medicine in the last 25 years. However, despite its prolonged use, the medication does not cure the infection. This is demonstrated by several facts: the detection of viral...
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