Tag Archives: People

Testing homeless people during COVID-19 identifies several new HIV cases, especially in Black people

An innovative peer-centred outreach project, testing homeless and unstably housed people in London during the height of the COVID epidemic for HIV and viral hepatitis, has revealed a significant proportion with HIV who were either undiagnosed, or diagnosed but not in care.  Dr Binta Sultan, physician in Inclusion Health at University College Hospital in London… Read More »

Reinfection after hepatitis C cure in people with HIV predicted by sexually transmitted infections

Screening for sexually transmitted infections in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C during or shortly after completing direct-acting antiviral treatment to cure hepatitis C may predict which patients are at higher risk of hepatitis C reinfection, a study carried out in San Diego reports. The study found that people who became reinfected after being… Read More »

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion. It seems every company in the United States, from Google… Read More »

Toronto health group abruptly cancels project that would see some young people get COVID vaccine now

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada The changes seem to underline the political sensitivities around Canada’s painfully slow vaccine rollout, where the hint of queue jumping is quickly snuffed out Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Mar 31, 2021  •  4 days ago  •  4 minute read  •  24 Comments North York General Hospital.… Read More »

‘A very clear shift’: Younger people getting sicker, faster with COVID, doctors say

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada It’s not clear what’s driving that shift, but doctors say highly contagious variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are undoubtedly playing a role Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Mar 29, 2021  •  7 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  153 Comments People sit at a restaurant patio… Read More »

Higher smoking prevalence among people with HIV in almost all world regions

People living with HIV are approximately two-thirds more likely to be current tobacco smokers than HIV-negative individuals, according to the findings of a global meta-analysis published in AIDS. Elevated smoking prevalence was observed in both men and women with HIV and in all world regions except the Western Pacific. “This systematic review and meta-analysis is… Read More »

Pubs are only dangerous to old and fat people, covid expert says

Pubs are only dangerous to people already at risk of Covid and airplanes are ‘safe’ because they have the same standard of ventilation as an operating theatre, expert says Professor Robert Dingwall said the risk from pubs was ‘heavily age loaded’ He added that planes were ‘fundamentally safe’ because of their air conditioning Boris Johnson’s… Read More »