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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 »

Fat people who will not diet

But we still have a chance to become a healthier one. I have always been the kind of person who questions things; I have a doctorate, and an interest in science. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last year. Only a handful of fat… Read More »

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »