Cure for HIV infection must now be major scientific priority, Vienna AIDS conference hears

A cure for HIV infection is scientifically feasible and increasingly necessary, but the goal requires focus and funding, said Sharon Lewin of Monash University in Melbourne, in a keynote address at the opening session of the AIDS 2010 conference and at a preceding workshop organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS).

Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced illness and increased survival, but people with HIV still do not achieve normal life expectancy relative to the general population, Lewin said. In addition, a growing body of evidence indicates that even very low-level virus contributes to a number of health problems. Continue reading “Cure for HIV infection must now be major scientific priority, Vienna AIDS conference hears”

July 18

Okay, so it has been an age since last I posted. But I’ve been busy. A few weeks ago, I was heading up to the clinic every week for tests as my levels were going all over the show. Have to head up again this week to see what is going on, and hope that all is well. However, I am not sure that it really is well. I appear to be losing weight – at least I am getting noticeably slimmer as my jeans are now too large… Sitting down is a challenge at present  – I think I … Continue reading July 18