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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Is the massive HHS pandemic ad campaign falling apart? Celeb refusals and HHS staff pushbacks stall effort: report

The massive HHS ad campaign to allay pandemic fears may be unraveling. First, there’s pushback from agency employees who see the $ 300 million effort as politically motivated. Many celebrities are refusing to participate. Plus, the campaign’s operating on a rushed timeline, Politico reports. More than 30 celebrities on the administration’s wish list—including musicians Billy Joel, Lady… Read More »

Coronavirus: Winter plans revealed in leaked Sage report

A leaked government report suggests a “reasonable worst case scenario” of 85,000 deaths across the UK this winter due to Covid-19. The document also says while more restrictions could be re-introduced, schools would likely remain open. But it says the report “is a scenario, not a prediction” and the data are subject to “significant uncertainty”.… Read More »

Segregated parks contribute to coronavirus spread in Black, Latino communities: report

Health News People sit on The Great Lawn in Central Park on Memorial Day during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) The disproportionate rate that Black Americans and Latino Americans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic has been well documented. Turns out, segregated parks… Read More »

Florida health officials walk back report that more than 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

A nurse administers a coronavirus test. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Even though it’s been reported that a whopping 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, airport officials are pushing back to say that’s necessarily the case. READ MORE:  Scams on the rise during coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Florida Gov.… Read More »

Projected payer spending for COVID-19 lower, but report came out before a rise in cases

Estimated payer spending for COVID-19 may be lower than initially projected, according to a new report released by America’s Health Insurance Plans. The first estimate released on March 30 showed COVID-19 treatment costs at between $ 56 and $ 556 billion. The new cost estimate is between $ 30 to $ 546.6 billion, according to… Read More »

Could UK HIV transmissions really go down to near-zero by 2030? The latest report suggests so

90% viral suppression rate reached in London; most people on ART now have lower death rate than the general population The latest annual report on HIV diagnosis, treatment and testing in the UK should have come out, as they normally do, in advance of World AIDS Day, 1 December last year. It did not, due… Read More »