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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:46
NEW YORK Oct. 29 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention treatment and awareness programs across the United States the Americas and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13th annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street.
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2014 Omololu Falobi Award For Excellence In HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy Presented Posthumously to ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:59
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni ...
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Changing health revealed by largest ever dataset on individual deaths in Africa and SE Asia

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 04:00
An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia - including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality - is revealed by the publication of the...
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Is tourism a driver of illicit drug use and HIV risk in the Dominican Republic?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 04:00
The study seeks to expand the understanding of the availability and usage of drugs in tourism-rich areas which presents barriers to HIV prevention.
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Shedding light on VOICE trial's results and women's poor adherence to products being tested

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:00
Many of the women at first acted surprised. Some insisted the blood tests were wrong.
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Using social media to help stop the spread of HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:00
In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV.
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Still Eye Rise Media Wraps Production on ‘Growing Up Positive’ (Watch Trailer)

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
*Washington, DC — Still Eye Rise Media is proud to announce wrapping production of Growing Up Positive, a film about HIV/AIDS told through the eyes of two women who were born HIV+. The film was in production for several years and anticipates a warm reception for World AIDS Day on December 1st. Writer/Director and Executive […]
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Microbicides an 'empowering tool' to prevent HIV infection in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:18
Microbicides, products specifically aimed at protecting women from HIV without the need to negotiate condom use, are missing in the scientific response to the AIDS pandemic, say researchers working to bridge the gap. In North America and Europe, HIV is most prevalent in the gay population. "We need an option that women have the choice about using," Bukusi said.
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Premiere: Bright Light Bright Light & The Pink Singers - 'Everything I Ever Wanted'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:00
Available as part of World AIDS Day 2014... A global pandemic, HIV/AIDs still has the power to destroy lives. Advances in medicine may have created new treatments for those in the West, but for many in the Third World a positive diagnosis can lead to incredible suffering. World AIDs Day aims to raise awareness of this issue. As part of this year's events, Bright Light Bright Light has teamed up ...
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Africa: Why Young Women Lie About Sex

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:08
[What'sUpHIV]Cape Town -Wednesday was the day we were finally going to be seen and heard: the day that young women from Burundi, South Africa Uganda and Kenya were going to make it all about us.
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Chembio's DPP(R) HIV 1/2 Assay Receives CLIA Waiver From FDA

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:50
MEDFORD, N.Y. -- Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. , a leader in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests and technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a CLIA Waiver for ...
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Illicit drug use, tourism contribute to elevated HIV/AIDS risk in the Dominican Republic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:57
The Caribbean has the second highest global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence in the world outside of Sub-Saharan Africa, with HIV/AIDS as leading cause of death among people aged 20–59 years within the region. Particularly hard-hit are the Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti, on the island of Hispaniola, accounting for approximately 70% of all people living with HIV in the Caribbean ...
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AIDS Task Force keeps pressure on

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:21
Thirty years ago, as the letters HIV and AIDS were plastered across newspapers and all over television sets at a daily - if not hourly - clip, the job of a band of volunteers in the region was simple if not unsaid: Help people die with dignity; be there so they don't die alone.
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AIDS Task Force keeps pressure on

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:07
Thirty years ago, as the letters “HIV” and “AIDS” were plastered across newspapers and all over television sets at a daily – if not hourly – clip, the job of a band of volunteers in the region was simple if not unsaid: Help people die with dignity; be there so they don’t die alone.
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South Africa: 'Massive' HIV Vaccine Trial Possible Soon

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:49
[Health-e]The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.
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Tourism as a driver of illicit drug use, HIV risk in the Dominican Republic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:45
A new study concludes three thing: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.
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Renowned epidemiologist Robert Remis’ HIV/AIDS work was ‘life-saving’

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:54
Physician helped shape understanding of how the virus was transmitted and contributed to policies that slowed the disease’s spread
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Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:54
NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13th annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs Gives ...
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Tourism as a Driver of Illicit Drug Use, HIV Risk in the D.R.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:59
The study's results suggest three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.
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GeoVax Presents HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Data

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:00
Results of HIV Immunotherapy Vaccine Trial Presented at HIVR4P Conference ATLANTA, GA/ ACCESSWIRE / October 29, 2014 / GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing innovative human ...
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