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Dr. Julio Montaner honoured for a lifetime of work in HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:08
Nobody in Canada has made a bigger contribution to the field of HIV/AIDS research and treatment than Dr. Julio "Montaner," said Health Minister Terry Lake Wednesday as the B.C. government held a special ceremony to honour the AIDS pioneer in advance of World AIDS Day Dec. 1.
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The Skanner Newspaper - Activists Push for Funding to Address HIV/AIDS Stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic physicians, healthcare workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the Black community.
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On World AIDS Day, AHF Reminds The U.S. Its War On AIDS Is Being Lost

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:09
To mark the 26th observation of World AIDS Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest global AIDS organization, will host free HIV awareness and testing events in 28 countries around the globe, including the United States.
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Catwalk for HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:05
HEALTH professionals will be painting the town red tomorrow to break down the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS.
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Closing the gap in HIV, AIDS prevention

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:12
A community-based organisation hopes to see more money spent on fighting HIV and AIDS in Malaysia.
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HIV/AIDS: US commits additional $500m to Nigeria

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:10
The United States Government on Wednesday in Abuja announced the additional $500 million for HIV/AIDS programmes in Nigeria. Charge d’Affaires at the Nigerian US Embassy, Maria Brewer, stated this as part of US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief intervention in Nigeria’s fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. “US government has commitment more than $3.5 billion...  [Read More...]
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Most US HIV cases not under control

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:39
As many as 70 percent of people infected with HIV in the United States do not have the virus under control, boosting the risk of transmission, according to a study Tuesday. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the vast majority of 1.2 million infected people either were no longer in care or were not taking medication regularly in 2011. "There is untapped potential to ...
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Malawi researchers in vaginal ring study for HIV prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:56
Malawi researchers are currently studying if women might be able to protect themselves from HIV infection and pregnancy by inserting a vaginal ring. The researchers are into an MTN 020 (ASPIRE), a microbicide study to determine whether a woman’s use of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine, which is not currently used...
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HIV tests conducted for Arunachal Pradesh jail inmates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:10
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society today conducted HIV tests of 118 inmates of the Papum Pare district jail here, IGP (Prisons) Satyendra Garg said. Garg, at whose initiative the project was launched, was the first to undergo the HIV testing.
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Hiv And Aids Debate Reawakened By Anniversary Edition Book And Film

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:46
Launch of 16th anniversary edition of book Positively False plus new film Positive Hell, questioning how HIV diagnosis is typically reached, the v ...
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HIV is 'not under control among most infected Americans'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:00
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.
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Groundbreaking Documentary It's Not Over Debuts on Netflix and SnagFilms

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:40
In honour of World AIDS Day, It's Not Over, a feature length documentary film made possible by the M.A.C AIDS Fund, the charitable arm of M.A.C Cosmetics, will be available worldwide on Netflix and SnagFilms on the 1st December, offering a global audience an inspiring look at how young people today are facing the challenges of HIV. Viewed from the perspective of renowned filmmaker Andrew Jenks ...
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In animal model, masking HIV target cells prevents viral transmission

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:00
Cloaking immune cells with antibodies that block T cell trafficking to the gut can substantially reduce the risk of viral transmission in a non-human primate model of HIV infection, scientists report.
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Most Americans With HIV Missing Treatment, CDC Says

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 17:09
HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, but most Americans with the virus are missing out, a startling new study finds.
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Free HIV Testing In Lexington For World AIDS Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:58
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said it would offer free HIV testing next Monday on World AIDS Day. It said the the testing would be done throughout the community. LFCHD said its staff would be at the following spots throughout the day: •9-11 a.m. at the corner of Rand Avenue and North Limestone Street •Noon-2 p.m. at College for Technical Education, 1165 Centre Parkway •3-5 p.m ...
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Most Americans With HIV Skip Treatment, CDC Says

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:37
HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, but most Americans with the virus are skipping them, a startling new study finds.
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70 percent of Americans with HIV don’t have virus under control, study finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:05
Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the ongoing public health threat posed by another deadly virus: HIV. Click to Continue »
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Alarming spike in HIV/AIDS cases noted in Region 6

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:20
Iloilo — The Department of Health in Western Visayas (DOH-6) has noted an alarming increase in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Western Visayas.Dr. Elvie Villalobos, chief of DOH-6’s Infectious Diseases, said 183 new cases were recorded during the period covering January to September 2014.For September alone, Villalobos said that there ...
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PhilHealth includes HIV-Aids patients in coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:19
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has included medicines of HIV-Aids outpatients in its insurance coverage with P30,000 assistance per year or P7,500 per quarter. The Department of Health (DOH) said the medical assistance is intended to purchase retroviral for patients to help them prolong their lives.
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DOH gears up for zero Aids-related deaths

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:18
THE Department of Health (DOH) is gearing up for a call toward "zero Aids-related deaths, zero new HIV infections and zero stigma by 2015," an official said Monday. Dr. Elvie Villabos, head of infectious diseases and EOH Cluster of DOH-Western Visayas, said the call is being made in time for the World Aids Day celebration on December 1.
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