Back when HIV and AIDS were first discovered in the 1980’s they were spoken of as something immensely scary. A virus with virtually no treatment, HIV was thought by many to be a death sentence once someone reached AIDS status. Decades later HIV and AIDS are treatable and can be considered chronic conditions that allow… Continue reading Treatable Doesn’t Equal Cured–A Need to Still be Safe in Regards to HIV Prevention
In the field of Health there are always interesting pieces of news, studies, or otherwise fascinating articles to read. We at Williams and Associates wanted to share some of the latest news we found informative: The Washington Post released an article yesterday discussing how the CDC has reported more progress is being made in reducing… Continue reading Latest HIV/AIDS News Round-Up
PrEP has previously been discussed on the blog, with its successes at reducing the risk of HIV well-recorded. Now, there is strong evidence of PrEP dramatically helping reduce the rate of HIV-transmission in the United Kingdom. In the city of London alone a 40% drop in HIV transmission rates has been observed over a single… Continue reading The UK Provides Further Evidence of PrEP’s Effectiveness, But Faces an Obstacle
Many people are familiar with the form of birth-control known as the NuvaRing, a device that is inserted into the vagina and which releases hormones so as to assist in regulating the menstrual cycle. Now, imagine taking that concept of a vaginal ring and changing its focus from hormones to releasing antiviral drugs that can… Continue reading Antiviral Vaginal Rings–A Potential New Tool In Combating the Spread of HIV
What is PrEP? When you hear people talking about HIV prevention you may sometimes hear mention of PrEP. What is this PrEP, though? PrEP stands for, “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis,” and it is when people who are at a higher risk for HIV take medicine that treat HIV in order to lower their chances of infection. When… Continue reading What is PrEP and is it For Me?