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Dissolvable silk fibres 'will protect women from HIV faster'

Yahoo News - Microbicides - 7 hours 28 min ago
Scientists at the University of Washington have created silk fibres, which can carry anti-viral drugs and dissolve in the body offering immediate protection from the virus.
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Africa: View On Migration - Anti-HIV Measures That Cross Borders

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 9 hours 32 min ago
[SciDev.Net]Earlier this month, UNAIDS published its annual Gap report, drawing together global data on HIV/AIDS alongside information and analysis about the 'people being left behind' in the fight against the disease.
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Media Advisory - Photo Opportunity: Over 200 Cyclists Arrive in Montreal After a 6 Day Ride to Raise Money for HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 9 hours 57 min ago
Having spent an average of 24 hours in the saddle, and burning approximately 16,000 calories each, more than 200 cyclists and 100 crew will finally arrive in Montreal's historic Old Port on August 1, 2014 ...
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Aiming for a generation free of HIV-1

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 14 hours 28 min ago
In light of the recent news that HIV has been detected in the Mississippi baby previously thought to have been cured of the disease, researchers are assessing how to help those born to HIV-infected...
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Manipur AIDS Control Society rebuts CAG report on HIV positive cases rising to 40,855

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 15 hours 33 min ago
Manipur AIDS Control Society (MACS) has rebutted the CAG report that was presented in Manipur legislative assembly; HIV positive cases in Manipur have increased greatly alleging the poor performance and unsatisfactory results in curbing new infections in high-risk individuals.
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New PrEP Study Results Released at AIDS Conference Show Just 49% Efficacy; Highlight Critical Role of Adherence, Says ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:03
Following claims of sweeping success made by lead researchers regarding the latest results of a new study on PrEP , advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation counter that the results from the very same study suggest that adherence to the medication will be the key benchmark for judging success of the HIV prevention strategy when deployed among the general public.
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Could a dissolvable, drug-loaded tampon protect against HIV?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:00
Researchers have created dissolvable fibers that quickly absorb anti-HIV drugs and release them when in contact with moisture, opening the door to a new HIV-prevention method.
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Washington bioengineers discover potential method to protect women from contracting HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:21
Soon, protection from HIV infection could be as simple as inserting a medicated, disappearing fabric minutes before having sex.
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New study reveals how a potential HIV drug exacts its toll on viral populations

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:00
Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues from the University of Washington had a novel idea for an HIV drug.
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Bangkok hotel ban on Aids group raises rights debate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:37
BANGKOK - A network of people living with HIV/Aids and their advocates yesterday asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate alleged rights violations and discriminatory practices after a Bangkok-based hotel reportedly denied HIV/Aids NGOs' requests to host events at the hotel. Aids Access Foundation director Nimit Tienudom said there were still problems such as the hotel's ...
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Bangkok hotel ban on Aids group raises rights debate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:27
BANGKOK - A network of people living with HIV/Aids and their advocates yesterday asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate alleged rights violations and discriminatory practices after a Bangkok-based hotel reportedly denied HIV/Aids NGOs' requests to host events at the hotel. Aids Access Foundation director Nimit Tienudom said there were still problems such as the hotel's ...
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HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:28
The number of newly discovered HIV cases in people aged 60 or older increased in Beijing in recent years
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Marty's Place, home for people living with HIV, set to reopen

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:08
by Kate Conger A historic shelter for San Franciscans with HIV/AIDS that shut down in 2010 may soon reopen as an affordable housing cooperative managed by residents living with HIV, the first of its kind in The City. The shelter, founded in 1989 by Richard Purcell, a Franciscan friar, served as housing for low-income and homeless community members with HIV/AIDS. It shuttered when Purcell became ...
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Embarks On 5th Annual LifeRide For amfAR

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:27
NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting HIV/AIDS charities, Kiehl's Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair ...
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Dissolvable Fabric Loaded with Medicine Might Offer Faster Protection Against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:36
University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials.
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Hotel ban on Aids group raises rights debate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:02
Network says move discriminatory and a violation; NHRC to look into complaint
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AIDS activists praise progress, warn about lingering danger of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:55
MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- Catholic AIDS activists said they are encouraged by the steady progress being made against HIV, but warned against complacency.
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AIDS activists praise progress, warn about lingering danger of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:41
Sr. Hien Nguyen of Vietnam lights candles at a July 22 interfaith service at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia.
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Flight MH17 victims left lasting contributions to AIDS advocacy

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:26
These victims were on their way to the 20th International AIDS Conference, which took place last week in Melbourne, Australia, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has confirmed. Those lost include Dutch activists Lucie van Mens, who championed the female condom; Martine de Schutter, who worked on behalf of marginalized HIV patients; World Health Organization spokesman Glenn Thomas was also on ...
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Mother of Ryan White, The AIDS Institute, Visit Nation’s Capital, Urge Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:09
Scheduled to Meet with Minority Leader Pelosi, Health Committee Leaders Reps. Upton, Waxman & Appropriators Reps. DeLauro, Lee (PRWeb July 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12057646.htm
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