New partnership to support sustainable renewable energy in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership aims to help countries in the region transition from using fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities. It will initially focus on Indonesia,… Read More »

It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »

SV40 and Vaccine Contamination

As the world races to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine, bringing an experimental shot to market faster than has ever occurred in history, the potential risks of medical procedures like vaccination must be carefully weighed. Unintended harms can and do occur following vaccination, and the inactivated and live polio vaccines are prime examples. From 1955 to… Read More »

Respiratory problems and bronchitis more common in people with HIV

There are higher rates of poor respiratory health in people ageing with HIV than in carefully matched HIV-negative people, with symptoms strongly associated with worse mental health and quality of life. Professor Caroline Sabin presented these data from the POPPY study to the virtual British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference yesterday. Higher rates of respiratory problems,… Read More »