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/R E P E A T -- Groundbreaking for new Casey House HIV/AIDS health care centre/

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 13 hours 57 min ago
TORONTO, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - With 1 in 120 adult Torontonians now HIV positive, more people are living with HIV in Toronto than ever before. Responding to this growing and evolving need, Casey House is building a new, modern and greatly expanded home for advanced HIV/AIDS care at the corner of Jarvis and Isabella Streets. On Monday, March 30, Casey House will host a groundbreaking ceremony to ...
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GIV Mobile Announces New Partnership With The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 14 hours 37 min ago
GIV Mobile has teamed up with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) to accelerate the research and development of an accessible vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS. As the first consumer-conscious wireless service...
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NGO training Malawi cops to curb HIV/Aids, gender-based violence

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:22
Theatre for a Change (TfAC), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), with financial support from Concern World Wide has started engaging Malawi police officers from various districts across the country to a trainer of trainers training (TOT) where it is teaching them areas of HIV/Aids, Gender- Based Violence, child protection and human rights. Speaking after the commencement...
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Minister says HIV/Aids affect efforts in land and housing management in Malawi

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:52
Efforts to provide land and housing management services to the public have over the years been affected by the effects of HIV and Aids in workplaces, Minster of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Bright Msaka revealed on Friday. Speaking during his Ministry’s HIV and Aids Prevention Awareness Open Day under the theme: “Preventing a Further Spread...
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More Pinoys get HIV through paid sex

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:00
More Filipinos are being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through paid sex. Since DOH began the official evaluation of people who engaged in transactional sex in 2012 up to present, there have been 1,701 recorded cases of HIV. About 55 percent acquired HIV after engaging in paid sex, while 30 percent accepted payment for sex.
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More Pinoys get HIV through paid sex

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:00
More Filipinos are being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through paid sex. Since DOH began the official evaluation of people who engaged in transactional sex in 2012 up to present, there have been 1,701 recorded cases of HIV. About 55 percent acquired HIV after engaging in paid sex, while 30 percent accepted payment for sex.
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Zim praised for proper aids grant use

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 08:27
ZIMBABWE is one the countries in the world which have put HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants into good use, a top Global Fund official has commended.
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Benzer Pharmacy Hits the Streets in the Fight Against AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:04
Raising hope to help thousands of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS at the AIDS Walk Orlando 2015 (PRWeb March 28, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12608838.htm
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Indiana public health emergency due to HIV epidemic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:08
Gov. Mike Pence issued the order Thursday for Scott County, which has 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December. The county averages about five new cases a year.
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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:07
Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.
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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:59
Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.
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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:49
Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.
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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:41
Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.
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HIV can spread to brain in four months

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:58
New York, March 27 (IANS) In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, a new research has found. The findings published in the journal PLoS Pathogens stress the importance of routine HIV testing to catch the infection as early as possible to allow the prompt ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:42
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Sex workers graduate as peer educators to help mitigate HIV infection

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:14
MORE than 50 Female Sex Workers (FSWs) have graduated as peer educators to help halt the spread of HIV/AIDS especially among the key populations of sex workers.
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:13
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Indiana HIV outbreak: Can a needle exchange program help? (+video)

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:21
Confronting a growing outbreak of HIV, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency and has approved a temporary needle exchange program to help contain the problem.
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AHF: FL Insurance Commissioner McCarty Announces Improved Nationwide Access to HIV Medications

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:50
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty announced this week that Aetna, Inc. and Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc. are revising their HIV/AIDS drug formularies for individual health plan members.
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Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:18
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS:
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