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Same-sex Sexual Contact Primary Driver of HIV Infections in S. Korea

Same-sex Sexual Contact Primary Driver of HIV Infections in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) through same-sex sexual contact is gradually increasing in South Korea. Among those who were infected with HIV or AIDS last year through sexual contact, more than half of them were infected through [...]

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Young HIV-infected adults tend to skip hospital visits for medical care more than elderly patients, a study said Wednesday. A research by a team from Boramae Medical Center run by Seoul National University Hospital showed that of the adults needing regular antiretroviral therapy (ART) for their human immunodeficiency virus [...]

Inovio HIV Vaccine PENNVAX®-GP Delivered Intradermally Generated Robust, Long-Term Best-In-Class Antibody and T Cell Immune Responses

Inovio HIV Vaccine PENNVAX®-GP Delivered Intradermally Generated Robust, Long-Term Best-In-Class Antibody and T Cell Immune Responses

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) today announced that its synthetic HIV vaccine PENNVAX®-GP delivered via intradermal route demonstrated durable and robust antibody and T cell immune responses measured throughout the duration of the Phase 1 clinical study. In this reported study, PENNVAX-GP plasmids were delivered intradermally or intramuscularly [...]

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) totaled 1,191 in South Korea in 2017. Approximately 1 out of 3 infected individuals were in their 20s. According to data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the [...]

Health Ministry Approves HIV Prevention Drug, but High Price Remains an Obstacle

Health Ministry Approves HIV Prevention Drug, but High Price Remains an Obstacle

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has approved the sale of Truvada, a type of HIV prevention drug PrEP, in South Korea, but the medicine’s high price is raising concerns over its affordability. According to sources close to the pharmaceutical industry on Monday, Gilead Sciences Korea’s HIV prevention medication [...]

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An LGBT group including adolescent members has released a guidebook on HIV and AIDS as the number of teenagers suffering from the condition continues to rise. The guidebook ‘Key to 20 Answers’ published by South Korean LGBT group DDingDong outlines 20 major questions concerning both HIV and AIDS and answers [...]

HIV a Growing Problem Among South Korean Teenagers

HIV a Growing Problem Among South Korean Teenagers

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean teenagers infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing, with health and education authorities planning to ramp up efforts to better educate young people in a bid to stop the spread of the potentially deadly virus. Statistics released by the Gyeonggi provincial government [...]