Google Partners With Industry Lapdog to Promote Vaccines

Google, which is neither a governmental agency nor a health organization, is nonetheless acting as such in their latest push to provide “accurate and timely information on COVID-19 vaccines.”1 In a blog post published December 10, 2020, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Google’s chief health officer, and Kristie Canegallo, the company’s vice president of trust and safety,… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds no real difference in safety and effectiveness between tenofovir formulations

There are no real differences between tenofovir formulations – tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – in terms of viral suppression and bone and renal safety, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in AIDS. The newer formulation of the drug (TAF) only showed superiority in terms of efficacy, and then to a modest… Read More »

Victoria records one new local case

Victoria has recorded one new locally acquired cases of coronavirus on Wednesday as 37,509 of people were tested in the past 24 hours. The Department of Health and Human Services also confirmed two new cases in returned international travellers. There are 41 active cases of COVID-19 across the state, 28 of which are locally acquired… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »