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Coronavirus: Everything you need to know

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), known colloquially as coronavirus, is a new type respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China. It has since gone on to claim more lives than the 2002/2003 SARs outbreak, prompting global fears of a potential pandemic. Person-to-person infection occurs through respiratory droplets – when someone with the virus coughs or […]

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HIV prevention pills now available to university students

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medworx update …   The WHO has recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as an additional HIV prevention choice for people with a high risk of being infected. Truvada has been licensed in South Africa.  For the first time university and college students will be able to access HIV prevention medication called Truvada. This was announced […]

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Once-a-week Prep dose to prevent HIV

medworx update …   Researchers have developed a once-a-week pill to prevent HIV. The drug will take years before it is available, because it has to go through lengthy trials. This would be a welcome alternative to the pre-exposure prophylaxis pills available in most countries including Kenya, which must be swallowed daily. In May last […]

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South Africa pushes to combat HIV among girls #blessed by sugar daddies

medworx update …   JOHANNESBURG, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” – or sugar daddy – a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was soon making regular deposits into her bank account, paying […]

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Half of US Men Have Penile HPV, But What Does This Mean?

medworx update …     BOSTON — Almost half (45.2%) of all US men tested with a swab of the penis in a nationwide sample were positive for at least 1 of 37 strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), reported researchers here at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2017 Annual Meeting. The high prevalence of DNA-detected […]

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