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People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »

Aussies told not to flock to shopping malls

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging Aussies not to flock to airconditioned shopping centres this summer as coronavirus remains an ongoing threat. RACGP Victoria chair Dr Anita Munoz said the advice for patients had to change this year due to the COVID-19 virus. “We used to advise people to go to… Read More »

Rectal STIs are not being diagnosed due to inadequate screening in many European cities

Despite improvements in the quality of sexual health screening over the past decade, men who have sex with men living in many European cities report not having tests that would detect rectal gonorrhoea or chlamydia, data from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) show. Improvements have mostly been seen in western Europe, with gaps most… Read More »

World’s first tradable carbon token is set to democratize access to the most important new asset class for generations

Universal Carbon [UPCO2] is the world’s first retail-accessible carbon credit token. Each Token represents one year-tonne of CO2 or equivalent reductions from certified REDD+ voluntary projects in the world’s rainforests. Available on Uphold now to trade, or to offset carbon footprints. NEW YORK – December 1, 2020 The Universal Protocol Alliance (UPA), a coalition of… Read More »

It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »