A roundup of HIV-related news from Australian and selected international media.
In this edition:
Fiji Times (Fiji), 14 Apr
PRESIDENT Ratu Epeli Nailatikau stressed the significance of preventing sexual transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS while speaking at the University of Fiji graduation ceremony yesterday.
HIV Treatment and Care
AIDSMeds (US), 13 Apr
Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-concept that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack HIV-infected cells in a living organism.
Welfare & Work
WA Today, 16 Apr
Centrelink will not charge people for sending them statements, its minister says. The welfare agency is trying to cut its paper use and will largely stop using letter post from July.
WA Today, 13 Apr
Woodside Energy has vowed to manage the potential social impacts to Broome and Aboriginal communities if the Browse liquified natural gas hub does proceed at James Price Point bringing with it a construction force of about 6000 workers.
ABC News, 13 Apr
An outreach group says increasing demand from Bunbury drug users has led it to open the region's first permanent needle and syringe exchange.
Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Apr
WHEN healthcare worker Kerri-Anne Smith started feeling constantly exhausted, she put it down to being a single mother raising four children while working and studying.
San Francisco Chronicle (US), 13 Apr
Gilead Sciences, after paying $10.8 billion for the developer of an experimental(Of a drug) Not licensed for use in humans, or as a treatment for a particular condition. Experimental drugs are studied in clinical trials to determine their safety and efficacy, and are sometimes made available via Special Access Schemes prior to their approval. hepatitis C drug, will soon give investors a better sense of whether its largest-deal ever is going to pay off.
Science & Medicine
The Guardian (UK), 15 Apr
Testing could prove an effective remedy to a widespread problem. But there may be hidden hazards to our privacy.
Society & Culture
Gizmodo (US), 14 Apr
Your friends and family are going to die. Probably later, but maybe sooner. That much is certain. Another certainty is that, when it happens, we’ll all still be using some form of social media. Here’s how to grieve digitally, with dignity.