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Superando el Sida re Positive Hell banning + Prof. Helen Lauer letter

Spanish AIDS dissident network Superando el Sida (the protagonists of Positive Hell) have posted an article on the banning of Positive Hell from Portobello Film Festival. Read Manuel Garrido Sotelo’s piece here: [original Spanish | Google Translate English] *** Prof. Helen Lauer to Jim Grice (London Live TV): Dear Mr. Grice, Thank you for opening […]

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People with AID produce more antibodies than those simply HIV+?

The team compared blood samples from the 51 individuals with the highest level of bNAbs with samples taken from 51 individuals with few or no bNAbs present. The analysis performed revealed that many variations in immune cell function triggered by chronic HIV infection are associated with high levels of bNAbs. The specific changes included a […]

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HIV-positive man found to be HIV-negative 10yrs later

The Mirror has reported on a Chinese man who tested HIV-positive in 2004 but negative in 2012 following hospitalisation (presumably as a result of the “strong doses of antiretroviral drugs”). The man, Shoufa, believed he may have been infected from giving blood in 1992, which is a very unlikely scenario. And if he tested positive […]

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Public Health England’s annual report on HIV in London

PHE: Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in London 2014 data [PDF] Here’s some titbits: HIV remains an important public health problem in London with high and increasing rates of HIV and evidence of sustained HIV transmission in men who have sex with men (MSM).   It is of particular concern that a large proportion of people […]

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Lost 10min Channel 4 news report, Charlie Sheen, vitamin D

A pulled news segment in 1998 for Channel 4 (UK) by Meditel Productions is now available to see online with accompanying correspondence detailing the cold feet from the channel, here. *** For those of you who have missed recent headlines, Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has disclosed that he is the HIV-positive person at risk of litigation from former […]

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