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Seven days: 18–24 July 2014

Yahoo News - Microbicides - 8 hours 5 min ago
The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.
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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 8 hours 18 min ago
By Katie Nguyen MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday. Addressing an international conference on AIDS in the Australian city of Melbourne, Clinton said much progress has been made since the world ...
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Government of Canada shows international leadership to Addressing HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 9 hours 15 min ago
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term ...
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Africa: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - 14 hours 30 min ago
[VOA]A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex workers face violence and discrimination and are not able to access the care, treatment and prevention measures they need.
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Launch of community guide to WHO guidelines: supporting communities to drive the HIV response

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 15 hours 15 min ago
The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW!
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New challenges to HIV-1 eradication efforts from very early seeding of HIV viral reservoir

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 17 hours 15 min ago
The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral...
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AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:41
As HIV scientists, advocates and patients gather at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne this week, there is an increasing focus on the role that the criminalization of sex work is playing in the worldwide epidemic. Experts say laws that prohibit prostitution are hampering efforts to control the global HIV epidemic. During the opening session of the conference, the executive director ...
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Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:58
A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex workers face violence and discrimination and are not able to access the care, treatment and prevention measures they need. The Lancet articles say people who sell sex – whether in high or low income countries ...
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HIV 'eliminated' from cultured human cells for the first time

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00
A potential breakthrough in a cure for HIV/AIDS may come from a new molecular tool designed to hunt down and 'snip out' the HIV genome from patients' cells.
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Aids Infections and Tuberculosis Are on Decline Globally, Study Finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:24
Both Aids infections and tuberculosis are on the decline, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington.  Worldwide, deaths from HIV/AIDS declined at a rate of 1.5% between 2000 and 2013, while tuberculosis deaths declined at a rate of 3.7%, said the report published in The Lancet medical journal. The report shows 30 million people are currently infected with HIV. In 2013 ...
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The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the loss of friends and colleagues aboard flight MH 17

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
The International AIDS Society (IAS) has confirmed the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia...
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Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:00
Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc...
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Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel...
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Global burden of HIV, malaria and TB has decreased since 'the Millennium Declaration'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
The Millennium Declaration was a promise to reduce HIV, malaria and tuberculosis - adopted by governments worldwide in 2000. A new analysis examines the impact of the Declaration.
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HIV/Aids mortality rate rising by 11% annually in Pakistan

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:36
Human Immunodefic­iency Virus/Acquired Immunodefi­ciency Syndrome (HIV/Aids) is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries released on Monday
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AIDS Cure Quest Advances as Cancer Drug Rouses Hidden HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:54
AIDS researchers seeking to cure HIV with a one-two punch got an early hint the approach may work by successfully using an old cancer drug to kick the virus out of hiding in a pilot study in Denmark.
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More bad news in fight against persistent HIV reservoirs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:03
July has been a particularly trying month for HIV/AIDS researchers as they mourned the loss of colleagues killed in a militant attack and received new reports of the virus' remarkable tenacity.
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More bad news in fight against persistent HIV reservoirs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:53
July has been a particularly trying month for HIV/AIDS researchers as they mourned the loss of colleagues killed in a militant attack and received new reports of the virus' remarkable tenacity.
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AIDS 2014: Focus HIV services on key groups

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:31
MELBOURNE, Australia – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday, July 21 that progress made in the global health response to HIV may suffer setbacks if HIV services are not made adequately available to 5 key populations: men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs, sex ...
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