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It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »

‘I’m sorry’: Pizza liar breaks silence

The pizza shop worker at the centre of South Australia’s unnecessary coronavirus shutdown says he is “extremely remorseful” and concerned about its impact on the state. Through a statement released by his lawyer, the worker, who police say is a 36-year-old Spanish graduate student, also raised fears he had been “all but publicly named”. In… Read More »

How ‘Disease X’ sparked Oxford vaccine

Preparation for a mystery “Disease X” that could cause a global pandemic helped Oxford researchers create a “plug and play” approach that led to a successful COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday, Oxford University’s Jenner Institute announced results from phase three trials of a coronavirus vaccine developed with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca ranged from an average efficacy of… Read More »

More infections added to SA cluster

Five new cases have been added to the Adelaide COVID cluster as health authorities scramble to contain the concerning outbreak. Widespread testing and contract tracing is underway to contain the spread of the deadly virus as multiple states slam their borders shut to South Australia. The additional cases have been linked to a large family,… Read More »

Advisory Firm Avonhurst Announces BCI Finance Transaction

Innovative firm Avonhurst advises BCI Finance on the financing of a financial assets acquisition LONDON – Avonhurst acted for BCI Finance, a direct lending fund, in relation to the financing (together with NatWest bank) of the acquisition of a consumer loans portfolio from Huddle Finance 2 Limited. The portfolio was purchased by Verdam Limited… Read More »