Tagged HIV

Resurrection of Tuberculosis and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases: How COVID-19 has Led to the Re-emergence of Previously Suppressed Infectious Diseases 

Coughs ring out in the air as overrun hospitals desperately seek to revive their patients. Nurses and doctors in personal protective equipment (PPE) scramble around, tired and overworked. Eventually COVID-19 cases start falling at steady rates, and the world breathes a sigh of relief as health care workers push back another wave of infections propelled…

Researchers Agree that Needle Exchanges Are a Good Thing. Do Policymakers?

As of 2019, over 1.2 million Americans live with HIV [6]. An estimated 7% of these patients used injection drugs such as heroin, a population consisting disproportionately of racial minorities. For instance, Black people made up 30% of injection drug users diagnosed with HIV in 2018, despite representing only around 13% of the population. The primary mechanism of HIV transmission in this case is the sharing…

Mosaic: The Global Vaccine

On the eve of the 2017 World AIDS day, the Janssen Vaccines & Prevention Subdivision of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical company, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the launch of the Imbokodo vaccine trial. The Imbokodo study will test the efficacy of a promising HIV…

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