Treatment of worm infections leads to increases in CD4 counts and haemoglobin and fall in viral load for HIV-positive women taking ART

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De-worming is
associated with falls in viral load and increases in CD4 count and haemoglobin, in
pregnant women living with HIV and receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), according
to the results of a study conducted in Rwanda and published in the online edition
of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Albendazole – a cheap treatment for helminth infections –

London gay men: 2% of the population, a quarter of the sexually transmitted infections and half of HIV infections

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in London have
particularly poor sexual health and this is worsening, Public Health England
warn in a report published yesterday. The report calls on commissioners and
providers of sexual health services to focus on the needs of this group: “Improving
sexual health in MSM should be

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