- On 30 June 2015, Cuba became the first country to be validated by the World Health Organisation to have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Read more here.
- People living with HIV have a significantly lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, before their CD4+ T-cell count falls below lower levels. These results are consistent with the findings released in February 2015 from the TEMPRANO Study, which showed that early treatment of HIV improves the health of PLHIV. Read more here.
- According to the findings of a new study, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and The Lancet medical journal, sustaining current HIV treatment and prevention efforts in the most affected African countries over the next 15 years would require at least a third of total government health expenditures, emphasising the growing need for continued international support for these countries. Read more here.
- A new study at the University of California, San Francisco, found that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years. Read more here.
- According to a new study, sugar could also be HIV's major weakness and a target for future treatment. The study, by researchers from Northwestern Medicine, IL, and Vanderbilt University, TN, published in PLOS Pathogens, suggests if the virus is unable to access sugar and other nutrients after invading a cell, it is unable to replicate itself and, therefore, unable to grow and spread. Read more here.
How Clicks Clinics can help you
Are you worried that you may have contracted HIV? Clicks Clinics offers HIV testing and counseling.
To make an appointment at a Clicks Clinic, call 0860 254 257 or visit Clicks Pharmacies and Clinics online.