Ironmen for Saving Lives Swaziland
The Staring Line, 7am!
Two London doctors, Will Wynter Bee and James Denny, underwent one of the hardest physical challenges to raise money for Saving Lives. Through generous sponsorship they have raised over £1500 for Swaziland’s Saving Lives. This was not without its challenges.… Read the rest
Brand New Online HIV Medicine Service Takes Lead From Patients
People currently ordering Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) online, or considering doing so, have been invited to give their opinion on a new support service launching soon in Birmingham.
The national charity Saving Lives is asking people interested in PrEP to attend a meeting at the LGBT Centre, Holloway Circus, on Thursday November 9th at 7:00pm for approximately one hour.… Read the rest
Ed Wilkins in Myanmar – Week 14
‘Google Image’ Putao and you see an idyllic town at the foothills of the Himalayas, far from the madding crowd with undulating hills, see-through blue rivers, snow-capped peaks, and seemingly perpetually bathed in glorious sunshine. Lest you be fooled, this is not the sort of destination in the Abercrombie and Kent brochure for would be honeymooners but is a city of two seasons – rainy and winter: sunshine blesses it but 30 days in the year and unfortunately the week of my visit fell right in the middle of the rainy season.… Read the rest
Ed Wilkins in Myanmar – Week 13
They say the British always talk about their bowels. I must admit to being culpable of this habit and so I promise to make this an (almost) tummy-related free blog. The trouble is that there is an embarrassment of riches for the ID physician, everything from simple malaria to Zika and dengue, from filariasis to liver fluke and unusual fungi, but also to a plethora of gut afflictions, namely enteric worms, parasites, and bog-standard tummy-bugs; and apologies for all the unintended puns.… Read the rest
Undetectable = Untransmittable
It’s a fact: a person living with HIV, who has a an undetectable viral load, will not pass HIV to their sexual partners.
It’s over thirty years since the start of the HIV epidemic, but now new science and medical data is changing the face of HIV and improving lives of people living with, or affected by, HIV.… Read the rest