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Thu 22 Sep, 2011
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This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery.

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Warning over Illegal HIV tests sold online

Illegal HIV test kits imported from China for sale online could give an incorrect diagnosis, a Government health watchdog warned today

Waterstones Supports World AIDS day 2011

Waterstone’s historic Gower Street branch in central London is to become the first retailer to display the iconic UK AIDS quilt as part of its support for World AIDS Day 2011


Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments:

iPhone App (HIV iChart) launched to access HIV drug expertise

The University of Liverpool has launched an iPhone application - HIV iChart - that provides healthcare professionals and HIV patients with instant and easy access to information about drug interactions.

New "Super STD" found.

New ‘Super STD’ found and proves to be impervious to medication

A strain of gonorrhoea is being called a “super-STD” as it rapidly
spreads around the world and proves it is impervious to any
current medication that is out in the market.

Experts, who are looking in to the new virus known as H041, fear that the infection could soon become a global threat.
Gonorrhoea, which H041 is said to be a strain of, is an easily treatable infection transmitted through sexual intercourse and effects an estimated 700,000 a year, making it one of the most common STD’s.

According to MSN, Dr Magnus Unemo, from Orebro University
Hospital in Sweden, who is part of the team that discovered the new virus, said: “This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery.

Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhoea
in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it. “While it is still too early to assess if this new strain has become widespread, the history of newly-emergent
resistance in the bacterium suggests that it may spread rapidly unless new drugs and effective treatment programmes are developed.”


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