Hundreds may have been exposed to case

Hundreds of people passed through a Melbourne Sikh temple during a two-hour window on New Year’s Day when a COVID-19 positive case visited. Victorian health authorities on Tuesday urged anyone who visited the Keysborough temple at 198 Perry Road between 3pm and 5pm on January 1 to get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.… Read More »

Fibromyalgia Linked to Extensive Brain Inflammation

Fibromyalgia, characterized by chronic, widespread pain is an often-debilitating condition that primarily affects women. While as many as 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, its cause remains a mystery. Brain scans of fibromyalgia patients have offered hard evidence that the pain they experience is indeed real — mainly because their threshold for tolerating pain impulses is… Read More »

Thank you!

Because 2020 has been such a strange and difficult year, we wanted to say an extra special thank you to all our supporters, friends, partners and allies for everything we’ve been able to achieve this year. We’ve responded quickly to the information need on COVID-19 for people with HIV, following the science closely from the… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Teen accused of meat cleaver attack

A teen armed with a meat cleaver has allegedly struck a woman and then charged at a neighbour in Sydney’s west on Christmas Day. The 17-year-old girl allegedly attacked an older woman at a unit in Parkside Lane, Westmead just after midnight, police say. She then allegedly turned on a female neighbour who had heard… Read More »