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Rates of HIV in female sex workers in Kenya decreased by two-thirds over a ten-year period

Research from specialist HIV prevention and treatment clinics for female sex workers in Nairobi has found that the number testing positive for HIV dropped by more than two-thirds between 2008 and 2017. While no single intervention can be identified as to the underlying cause in the decreasing numbers, it suggests that increasing HIV awareness, testing… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »