There’s an App for That (via Healthline.com)

My friends over at Healthline.com have come up with a list of their top ten HIV Apps. I know that I use some of them on my iPhone, tell me in the comments box what you think of the ones you use, and maybe i you know of others. It seems that no matter your health condition or medical need, there truly is “an app for that.” If you’re one of the tens of millions of people around the world with HIV or AIDS, you can rest assured that the computer whizzes haven’t left you out. Check out the top … Continue reading There’s an App for That (via Healthline.com)

Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical

Positively UK co-ordinated a conference of people living with HIV ‘No Decision About Me Without Me’. This year they are convening another conference focusing on ‘Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical’. The content of the conference is yet to be finalised and they would like the assistance of people living with HIV in the UK. They came up with a survey to help them plan the conference. Although the survey is now closed, I hope that many of us living with HIV in the UK will make it to their conference. Being both engaged and informed in your care, … Continue reading Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical

Researchers: Bee Venom Can Kill the HIV Virus (via Healthline.com)

New research shows that nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom are capable of destroying HIV cells while leaving others intact. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (WU) say they’ve found a way to effectively destroy the HIV virus using a toxin found in bee venom. The study, published Thursday in the journal Antiviral Therapy, states that the technique not only destroys the virus that causes AIDS, but also leaves surrounding cells intact. Researchers say they hope the nanoparticle technology could be incorporated into a vaginal gel to prevent the spread of HIV in areas with high rates of … Continue reading Researchers: Bee Venom Can Kill the HIV Virus (via Healthline.com)