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  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a lymphocyte with HIV cluster

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis should be a key component of a comprehensive HIV prevention package fully funded on the NHS Subscription

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the medication taken by HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of contracting HIV infection. The large evidence base for the use of PrEP has been reviewed and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), England’s health ...

  • HIV particles budding from a CD4+ T cell

    Seeking a cure for HIV Subscription

    Efforts to find a cure for HIV were reinvigorated in 2008 when the case of Timothy Ray Brown showed that a cure is possible. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are now seeking out the virus in its hiding places in an attempt to eradicate it completely.

  • Gene therapy is now used to treat a variety of eye diseases

    Gene therapy: a treatment coming of age Subscription

    A decade ago many people had written off gene therapy altogether but now there are dozens of trials in progress around the world.

  • HIV Virus

    HIV: pathology, diagnosis and prevention Subscription

    The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus

  • Blood sample

    HIV: management Subscription

    Combined antiretroviral therapy is taken by people with HIV infection to prolong and improve quality of life. Patients require a high level of support to help them adhere to the complex regimens prescribed

  • Prepare to play a bigger part in HIV awareness, testing and advice Subscription

    It is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, and that up to a quarter may not know that they have the virus. Stigma still exists, and fear and ignorance about HIV infection continue to affect uptake of HIV testing.

  • Use of antiretrovirals for post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV Subscription

    Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), sometimes called post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE), is the treatment given to people after suspected exposure ...

  • Drug treatment of HIV and AIDS Subscription

    The rapid changes occurring in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection mean that articles and guidelines on the subject soon become obsolete. This article provides an overview of current practice and is divided into two parts:

  • HIV infection (answers) Subscription

    Questions[img_assist|nid=45223|title=Clinical Pharmacist Life-long learning|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=170|height=156] October 2009’s Lifelong Learning questions are based on the CLINICALFOCUS articles on HIV infectionThe questions can be viewed/printedThis online module is closed

  • Aetiology and pathology of HIV and AIDS Subscription

    By M. Poulton

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