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Indonesia must ‘protect the people’ without sacrificing the economy, finance minister says

Indonesia needs to “protect the people” and spend more to support them during the pandemic — and it’s not likely to impair the economic recovery, the country’s finance minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, claimed on Tuesday. The so-called social safety net for Indonesians has been increased by 20% while health-care expenditure has been upped by nearly… Read More »

New predictors for peripheral neuropathy found in study of people living with HIV

A study looking at peripheral neuropathy in people living with HIV has found links to both known and new variables including older age, longer duration of HIV infection, exposure to neurotoxic antiretrovirals and other chronic conditions. Dr Wei Tu’s research team at the University of Alberta used machine learning to improve data analysis. They found… Read More »

People aged over 65 will be able to register for Covid-19 vaccine online from tomorrow

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that people aged 65 to 69 will be able to register to get a Covid-19 vaccine on the HSE’s online registration system from tomorrow. People who are eligible to book their first vaccination appointments, will have to log on to the HSE’s registration system and provide their PPS number… Read More »

Near point-of-care viral load testing enables quick clinical action for people with high viral load

A study conducted in Malawi has shown that near point-of-care technologies have the capacity to improve viral-load testing, increase the frequency and quality of clinical action and reduce the costs incurred by outpatients in HIV clinics. Near point-of-care assays allow HIV viral-load tests to be conducted within hours of sample collection at the same health… Read More »

More weight gain in people starting HIV treatment with newer integrase inhibitors or darunavir

A US study has concluded that weight gain is greater by around 2 to 4 kg in HIV-positive people taking bictegravir or dolutegravir as part of their first antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to their counterparts using other drug regimens. A similar effect was reported in those using the protease inhibitor darunavir. The study led by… Read More »