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HIV/AIDS activist speaks on the importance of knowing your status

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:18
HIV/AIDS Awareness Week events continued Thursday night at Matthews Hall at Purdue with an activist who urged her audience to understand how vital it is to know their HIV status.
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HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD, researchers suggest

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:47
Drugs that have been used for the past 30 years to treat HIV/AIDS, could be repurposed to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. AMD is a progressive condition that is untreatable in up to 90 percent of patients and is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The two forms of AMD, wet and dry, are classified based on the presence or ...
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Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:25
Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
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HIV/AIDS Drugs Could Be Repurposed to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:42
A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, reports that HIV/AIDS drugs that have been used for the last 30 years could be repurposed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as ...
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GOVX: GeoVax Reports 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results with Conservative Cash Burn

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:00
These revenues were related to grants from the NIH in support of its HIV/AIDS vaccine development efforts. R&D expenses include direct costs funded by NIH grants, as well as vaccine manufacturing and testing costs and expenses related to the Company’s HIV immunotherapy program. As of September 30, 2014, GeoVax held a cash balance of $862,191. The presentation was focused on GeoVax’s Phase I ...
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UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that taking a Fast-Track approach over the next five years will allow the world to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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HIV drug may also treat macular degeneration

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.
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AHF: Florida Reaches Settlement with Coventry Healthcare of Florida on HIV/AIDS Drug Pricing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:44
For the second time in two weeks, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation applauds and thanks Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty for brokering yet another agreement, this time with Coventry Healthcare of Florida .
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House approves HIV, AIDS Policy Act

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:55
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure seeking to create a stronger and comprehensive government strategy on the prevention, treatment and care for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).House Bill 5178, also known as the revised Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, mandates a human rights and community-based approach to ...
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Thirty exhibition to open on World AIDS Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:09
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland presents Thirty, a moving image exhibition that illuminates the early years of HIV AIDS, explores changing community attitudes and responses, and acknowledges those that have passed. The exhibition endeavours to break stereotypes - and, in particular, to give voice to the underrepresented story of women and AIDS.
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Thirty exhibition to open on World AIDS Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:09
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland presents Thirty, a moving image exhibition that illuminates the early years of HIV AIDS, explores changing community attitudes and responses, and acknowledges those that have passed. The exhibition endeavours to break stereotypes - and, in particular, to give voice to the underrepresented story of women and AIDS.
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House approves HIV, AIDS Policy Act

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:06
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure seeking to create a stronger and comprehensive government strategy on the prevention, treatment and care for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). House Bill 5178, also known as the revised Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, mandates a human rights […]
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U.N. says fast-track plan can end global AIDS threat by 2030

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:45
A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spring back.
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Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger Enjoy Date Night, Support HIV/AIDS Documentary

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:31
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger are going strong! Hollywood's hottest new young couple stepped out last night to support the MAC Cosmetics and MAC AIDS Fund premiere of the...
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Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger Enjoy Date Night, Support HIV/AIDS Documentary

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:10
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger are going strong! Hollywood's hottest new young couple stepped out last night to support the MAC Cosmetics and MAC AIDS Fund premiere of the...
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HIV is increasing in young gay men. Will Hollyoaks help raise the alert?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:30
Nigel Farage blames migrants, but rising HIV infection rates are a homegrown problem we need to tackle ourselves More than 30 years since Aids emerged, Britain is to have its first gay soap opera character with HIV. In January, Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, which next year celebrates its 20th anniversary and which is aimed at young people, will launch a major, long-running storyline following Ste Hay ...
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UN says fast-track plan can end global AIDS threat by 2030

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:48
LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spring back. UNAIDS said reaching its new fast-track targets would avert nearly 28 million new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections by 2030, and effectively bring to ...
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UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:41
The UN warned the HIV virus risks spiralling back out of control unless world leaders bolster action now by agreeing to "fast-track" efforts to eradicate AIDS.
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Fast-Track Plan Can End Global AIDS Threat by 2030: UN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:26
A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spr...
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UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:57
Taking a fast-track approach in the battle against AIDS over the next five years will avert 21 million deaths and allow the world to end the epidemic by 2030, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a new report published today.
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