Friday , 20 September 2019

Terry Gee

Terry Gee
Terry Gee has been a freelance writer for over 16 years. He is the former editor of two magazines, an active blogger and is currently writing his first book. Terry has worked with the media and LGBT charities to champion issues on equality and the stigma surrounding HIV. He is also a self-professed Disney fanatic.

AIDS: You can’t catch it, you can’t pass it on and it can’t kill you

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Today is World AIDS Day but isn’t it time this was defunct? Not the day, but the acronym AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is the terminology given to someone who has HIV (usually untreated) which has weakened the immune system to the point that when the patient acquires a secondary illness (like pneumonia) the body isn’t ...

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New injectable drug could keep HIV at bay indefinitely

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Johnson & Johnson and partner GlaxoSmithKline PLC subsidiary ViiV Healthcare, which specialises in anti-retroviral drugs, announced yesterday encouraging initial trial results on a drug that could revolutionise HIV treatment. Glaxo said the results from the study showed the investigational, long-acting, injectable combination of Cabotegravir, ViiV Healthcare’s treatment, and Rilpivirine, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit, were highly effecting in maintaining viral suppression rates. A single ...

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PrEP: The Invincibility Pill?

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You may have heard about PrEP, the drug which can protect people against HIV. PrEP stand for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is used as an anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. The drug is called Truvada and is more commonly used as part of HIV antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive men and women, but in recent years ...

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