Syphilis epidemic in Europe. The epidemic that have characterized the dark ages has reappeared.

Syphilis cases have skyrocketed in Europe, are more common in some countries than new cases of HIV infection, according to a report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Syphilis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017 published in 2019, 33 189...

World’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV

See Video below Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the...

Lights and shadows of HIV pandemia. UK and global state of the art and goals

One of the game changers in recent years has been pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill which, when taken daily by people in high-risk groups, can reduce the risk of infection with HIV by up to 86 per cent. The aim of the 90-90-90 targets against HIV established by UNAIDS, the...

Males with HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Experts in the study of HIV at Valle de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona have published a report saying that men with HIV have a significantly higher incidence of malignant neoplasms (cancerous tumors) than in the healthy male population, something that does not occur in women. New...

AIDS pandemic. Adolescents deaths continues to rise

A recent report presented at the International Conference on AIDS held last September in Amsterdam revealed that, in the year alone, 130,000 boys, girls and adolescents under the age of 19 died due to AIDS, and 430,000 – that’s almost 50 per hour – contracted the infection. “This...

Shades and lights of HIV/AIDS epidemy

Apart from World AIDS Day, last Friday, 1 December, and perhaps to gather annual data from UNAIDS and a specific Congress, there is almost no talk of a disease that affects 36.7 million people, spreads to 1.8 million every year and kills one million people annually around the...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) increasing rates in United State and United Kingdom

The United States is starting to lose the war against sexually transmitted diseases who appears to be a West trend. The main issues are syphilis and gonorrhea. Syphilis rates increased by roughly 18 percent from 2015 to 2016. The majority of the cases occurred in men,...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

WHO report recommends HIV testing campaing as a response to the HIV pandemic

In April 2013, the Preventive Services Task Force of the United States recommended testing of persons aged between 15 and 65 years to determine whether they were carriers of the HIV virus, a recommendation which counters existing recommendations on testing only high-risk groups...
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“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...
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