Tag Archives: COVID19

People with HIV with suppressed viral load and higher CD4 counts unlikely to need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple chronic conditions, older age or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might increase the need for a third dose People with HIV with well-controlled viral load on antiretroviral treatment have similar levels of antibodies to HIV-negative people after two doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and in most cases will not need a third dose, Canadian researchers report.… Read More »

Sexual violence against women and girls in Uganda increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reports of rape and sexual violence increased among women and girls in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic, while uptake of post-exposure prophylaxis decreased. These outcomes suggest that Ugandan women and girls may have had increased HIV exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased gender-based violence perpetration. In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations, study finds A new study looked at two hypothetical scenarios: one in which no COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. and one in which half as many were given If only half as many doses had been administered, there would have… Read More »

Pfizer, CDC experts don’t see eye to eye on COVID-19 boosters, threatening key revenue stream: analysts

When will someone need a COVID-19 booster? Not only is it a pertinent question among the vaccinated, but also among analysts eager to track pandemic vaccine sales for years to come.  In Pfizer’s eyes, it could be that those inoculated with the drugmaker’s BioNTech-partnered shot will need a dose as early as this fall. However,… Read More »