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HIV prevalence rate stabilized in Ghana

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 3 hours 37 min ago
Dr. Fred Nana Poku, Technical Manager of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) have given the general overview of the national response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana, Dr. Poku said the national HIV prevalence had stabilized at 1.5 per cent in 2010 and declined further in 2011 and 2012 to 1.3 percent.
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Charles Farthing, leader in HIV/AIDS care, dies at 60

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:09
In the 1990s, the physician was so dedicated that he volunteered to be a guinea pig for a potential vaccine.
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Study says IDU increasing HIV in Nagaland

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:56
Kohima, Apr 15 : The study titled 'Assessment of HIV/AIDS Sero Positivity in Nagaland' states that the prevalence of infection among Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) has been a cause of major concern, as the increasing cases of HIV/AIDS in Nagaland are particularly based on IDU and unsafe sex, informs a study published in the International Research Journal of Medical Science.
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LANXESS at the American Coatings Show 2014, April 8 - 10, Atlanta, Georgia World Congress ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:40
Sustainable solutions for paints & coatings customers worldwide Cologne – The world's population is growing, particularly in the big cities. With its innovative, sustainable products, specialty chemicals company LANXESS is helping to make life in cities safer, healthier and more comfortable. At this year's American Coatings Show (ACS) taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 8 to 10 ...
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Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:01
Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.
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Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
Farthing was former chief of medicine for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Frustrated by the slow pace of vaccine development, he said he would volunteer to be a guinea pig. Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
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New Film About HIV/AIDS Seeks Backers; Civic Duty Responds, Giving Life to Vital Project

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:40
A new real-life, short film portraying the reality of living with HIV/AIDS is being funded in part by Civic Duty, a charity cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. The film’s production team, including writer Armand Petri, appreciates the support which will help propagate their important message– that the days of equating an HIV diagnosis as a death sentence are over. (PRWeb April 14 ...
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Research on African Children Reveals Emotional Tendencies

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:46
Houston, April 14, 2014 - Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and ...
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Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:43
( University of Houston ) Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.
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Nagaland records highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:53
Kohima, Apr 14 : Nagaland has recorded the highest prevalence of HIV & AIDS in the country with an alarming ratio of 0.88 per cent against country's figure stands at 0.37 per cent as per the 2014 Sentinel Surveillance Report.
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Big Island community turns out for AIDS Walk

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:37
Scores of supporters on Saturday turned out for the annual two-mile Hilo walk to raise funds for the Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation. Proceeds from the event benefit HIV care services, awareness prevention programs and HIV and hepatitis C testing.
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Global Leader in Study of HIV/AIDS to Speak at Commencement

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:32
Dr. Deborah L. Birx, a renowned international expert in the field of HIV/AIDS, will be the featured speaker at Union's 220th Commencement, College officials announced today. Approximately 525 students in the Class of 2014 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 15, on Hull Plaza. Birx will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree.
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Aphios Selected to Present at Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:00
Aphios Corporation, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics for oncology and supportive care, HIV/AIDS, and Alzheimer’s disease announced today it has been s
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AIDS walk raises money, awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:15
Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald
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Hard-hit streets should be the focus of the HIV battle

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:00
When it comes to HIV, geography can be destiny, argue authors of a new article in the American Journal of Public Health.
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HIV-infected nurse in Uganda is accused of spreading HIV, raising concerns about stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:55
In this photograph taken on Thursday, March 20, 2014, a Ugandan nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, sits in court in the capital Kampala, Uganda. She is accused of injecting a two year old boy Mathew Mushabe with HIV/Aids virus.
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HIV-infected nurse in Uganda is accused of spreading HIV, raising concerns about stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:38
Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears.
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Elton John praises Hillary Clinton for HIV and Aids campaign work

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:16
Singer hopes former secretary of state will run for president in 2016 as she accepts award from his charitable foundation Elton John has honoured Hillary Clinton for her work to help those affected by HIV and Aids at an annual event for his foundation. The former secretary of state told the crowd at Cipriani's restaurant that "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected ...
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AIDS Walk raises money and awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:00
CARBONDALE -- More than 100 Southern Illinoisans united Saturday to participate in the Southern Illinois AIDS Walk.
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Rwanda launches circumcision campaign to tackle HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 22:39
Health ministry wants 700,000 adult men to undergo non-surgical circumcision to help lower HIV rate of 2.9% Rwanda says it has become the first country to launch a nationwide campaign to "non-surgically" circumcise 700,000 men in an attempt to cut rates of HIV infection. The health ministry said circumcision was a crucial part of its strategy for achieving an Aids-free generation in Rwanda ...
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