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Dentists Warns of Dangers Linked to D.I.Y. Dentistry – NBC 6 South Florida

The popular trend of Do-It-Yourself dentistry is popping up in social media and online videos, but the American Dental Association is warning consumers to steer clear of doing at-home dentistry. The ADA launched a campaign that strongly discourages the practice of D-I-Y orthodontics because of the potential risks to patients. They warn “If teeth are… Read More »

South Africa reports successful third-line HIV treatment programme

People with resistance to first- and second-line antiretroviral drugs can still achieve high rates of viral suppression in the first year on third-line regimens according to a South African study published in the January issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Third-line therapy was defined in the study to be any treatment regimen… Read More »

32 “Transformative Grants” Awarded to Groups Fighting HIV in the Deep South

The Gilead COMPASS Initiative awarded Transformative Grants to 32 nonprofits battling the HIV epidemic in the South. Together, the recipients represent all nine states in the deep South, and they’re focused on reducing stigma, building organizational capacity, addressing HIV-related disparities in the South and promoting well-being, mental health and trauma-informed care. An overview of the… Read More »

High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

[unable to retrieve full-text content]There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS One. A fifth of people were hypertensive when they started ART and a further 15% developed hypertension during follow-up.Traditional risk factors, including age… Read More »

Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So much so, that epidemiologists at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid were referring to them with another acronym to join MSM (men who have sex with… Read More »