HIV medicines or pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) for MSM

2018-05-15
 HIV medicines or pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) for MSM Globally, the HIV epidemic continues to represent a pressing public health issue. Men having sex with men (or MSM) could be considered as a very high risk population for acquiring HIV. An increase of new HIV diagnoses is reported among MSM in Europe, and almost one third of those infected are estimated to be unaware of their seropositive status[1]. According to the scientific literature, an increase of high risk sexual practices (such as unprotected anal intercourse) has been reported among MSM across Europe. According to the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, 8.3% of all people with HIV in Lithuania have been infected by homosexual intercourse. According to an international study, knowledge of Lithuanian homosexuals about HIV infection and its transmission routes and protective... Plačiau

Lecture „AIDS: IT IS BETTER TO KNOW! “ is available online

2016-12-05
 Lecture „AIDS: IT IS BETTER TO KNOW! “  is available online You don’t need anymore 80 days to travel around the world, mail is no longer required to reach an addressee, and there is no need to go a long way to listen to a lecture. Technologies are improving every day, and every day research can answer more and more questions about HIV and AIDS. On the eve of the World AIDS Day, November 30th, I lectured on this topic in the National Martynas Mazvydas Library. The lecture was attended by 311 educational institutions and more than 11 thousand students of those, Library visitors and others interested in HIV and AIDS issues. As you probably already understood, the lecture “AIDS: IT IS BETTER TO KNOW!” was given live online. In the lecture I tried to answer relevant to public questions about HIV and AIDS. Why can’t we stop HIV epidemic? What... Plačiau

You are invited to attend the presentation of my book Controversy Surrounding Response to AIDS and Drug Abuse

2012-06-25
You are invited to attend the presentation of my book Controversy Surrounding Response to AIDS and Drug Abuse My new book Controversy Surrounding Response to AIDS and Drug Abuse ponders upon many different issues such as drugs and HIV epidemics, the need for revolution in drug abuse treatment, addiction problems and ethics, ongoing discussions on legalization of drugs, which have been the focus of attention for specialists over the last 30 years. The presentation of the book will take place on the International Day Against Drug Abuse which will be marked at Seimas Press Conference Hall at 8.30 am 26 June.   O. Davidonienė, the Director of State Mental Health Centre “On Controversy Surrounding Response to AIDS and Drug Addiction”... Plačiau

30 Years with AIDS: Observations and Evaluations by Professionals (Answers to journalists’ questions)

2011-11-30
30 Years with AIDS:  Observations and Evaluations by Professionals (Answers to journalists' questions) Over the past 30 years we have witnessed a remarkable scientific progress in fighting HIV/AIDS. The following is a discussion I had with reporters on HIV /AIDS situation in Lithuania and around the world, epidemiology and prevention, professional expectations and achievements. This year marks 30-year anniversary of the world living with HIV / AIDS. How did it start? Who were the first to receive the infection? 30 years ago ( in1981) the U.S issued an official report which soon travelled around the world -five young men, all of them previously in good health, died from pneumonia which, as emerged later, developed due to a damage it caused to immune system. When it was found that all the dead ones were gay, the name first proposed to describe the illness was GRID or gay-related... Plačiau

Rising Global Threats Prompt Meeting of Top Virologists from Around the World

2011-04-01
Rising Global Threats Prompt Meeting of Top Virologists from Around the World Top medical virologists representing more than a dozen countries recently ratified their participation in and support of the newly-formed Global Virus Network (“GVN”), a global authority and resource for the identification, investigation, and control of viral diseases posing threats to mankind. The inaugural meeting of the GVN was held March 1-3 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, and each of the attendees signed a Declaration of Participation & Support. The GVN fulfills a goal of Dr. Robert C. Gallo, co-founder of the GVN, Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and widely known for his discovery of the first human retroviruses (including one which causes a specific kind of leukemia), co-discovery of HIV and the... Plačiau

I invite you to sign the STOP Cervical Cancer Petition

2011-02-20
I invite you to sign the STOP Cervical Cancer Petition Almost every case of cervical cancer could be prevented if regular screening were conducted and the prevalence of human papillomavirus were controlled. Currently, cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in Europe, including Lithuania. This disease can also develop among young women, mostly within the age range of 30-60. Unfortunately, most of the women in Europe today still do not have access to effective screening and prevention programs. The STOP Cervical Cancer Petition will help to raise the priority of screening across Europe, so please add your name and help to make it a success. Just go to www.CervicalCancerPetition.eu sign the Petition and send this email to your friends. If you are a woman of 25 years of age, were you encouraged by your family... Plačiau

Popular cartoon characters are teaching about the flu

2011-02-20
Popular cartoon characters are teaching about the flu Cristina Manita and Zaibun Nisa, the staff members of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), are teaching about the flu through the lips of popular cartoon... Plačiau

Only every second Lithuanian washes hands to avoid flu

2011-02-09
Only every second Lithuanian washes hands to avoid flu The outcome of vaccination programme 2009-2010 was one of the topics of Eurobarometer public opinion surveys in the European Union (EU) . A random-digit-dialling telephone survey, in which more than 28 thousand respondents over 15 years of age from 27 EU countries plus Norway, Switzerland and Iceland were interviewed, was conducted on 26-30 November 2009 . More My publication “To prevent the flu, half of Lithuanians wash their hands” in the journal “Lithuanian general practitioner” is available in section... Plačiau