Tag Archives: Global

Understanding U=U Could End the Global HIV Epidemic

Fantastic development? Most definitely. Functional cure? Not so much. ♦◊♦ Keeping all this in mind underscores how remarkable Prevention Access Campaign’s Bruce Richman’s groundbreaking work on the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) is. Richman is executive director and founded Prevention Access Campaign which came up with the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) message. In the three years since… Read More »

Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study, conducted by the Bipolar Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, compared genetic variations in over 29,000 people with bipolar disorder, including more than 4,000 from the Bipolar… Read More »

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has been shown to put some people at heightened risk for a severe form of the disease. In clearing the vaccine, the agency acknowledged the serious public health benefit of slowing a… Read More »