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Strategy to achieve sustained HIV remission shows promise

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 15 min ago
A laboratory study led by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lends further weight to the potential...
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HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 15 min ago
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.
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California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 7 hours 39 min ago
Title: California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV Category: Health News Created: 8/28/2014 9:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Pattaya Mail

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:43
Pattaya public-health officials said their efforts to promote “voluntary counseling and testing” for HIV and AIDS in the city’s entertainment districts has been largely a failure, with too few participants and too few medical technicians to serve them.
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Artist Fights Personal Health Battle While Raising Money To Fight HIV-AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:00
An artist featured in Art For Life is now undergoing a person health battle, but it’s not stopping his spirit.
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PLOS launches Visceral Leishmaniasis-HIV Collection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:00
People who are infected both with HIV and the Leishmania parasite get ill more often and are less susceptible to medicines.
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Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:45
( Penn State ) A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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California trees harbor fungus deadly to people with HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:31
A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds.
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Author Paige Rawl discusses stigma, survival, and staying ‘Postitive’

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:07
Paige Rawl discusses her experiences growing up with HIV and the story behind her new memoir, Positive. What made you decide to write Positive? I decided to write Positive because of everything that I went through in middle school. Once I left the school I knew that I wanted to take a bad situation and […] The post Author Paige Rawl discusses stigma, survival, and staying ‘Postitive’ appeared ...
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585 new HIV cases posted in July; 17 deaths recorded—DOH

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:12
MANILA, Philippines---The Department of Health-National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC) released a report Thursday stating there were 585 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV and AIDS) recorded in July.   The July 2014 Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry stated that 36 of the new HIV cases progressed into full-blown AIDS, a disease which weakens the ...
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Insufficient stocks of sterile gloves, eyewear, in hospitals dealing with HIV, Ebola and other bloodborne infections

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:00
Health care workers in some of the world's poorest countries lack basic equipment to shield them from HIV and other bloodborne infections during surgical and other procedures, new research from the...
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Discovery of protein's ability to inhibit HIV release may lead to future antivirus therapies

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:00
A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, University of Missouri researchers have found.
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Kenya: HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:56
[VOA]Nairobi -Kenyans living with HIV or AIDS in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, are finding support groups essential to coping with the health, economic and social challenges they face.
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Uganda: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan Aids Activists

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:56
[VOA]Kampala -Uganda's president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda's HIV-positive community.
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Does the global HIV response understand sex?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:55
Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
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Does the global HIV response understand sex?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:55
Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
Categories: HIV/AIDS

HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:48
Kenyans living with HIV or AIDS in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, are finding support groups essential to coping with the health, economic and social challenges they face. Peter Oduor is a teacher at Kibera’s Tumaini primary school. Five years ago, he tested positive for HIV. He believes most of the slum's residents are susceptible to the virus because of poverty. “In Kibera here, HIV is mostly ...
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HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:51
Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community. The country's parliament passed the act in May. President Yoweri Museveni signed it act into law July 31. Health advocates say ...
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Pa. camp helps youth affected by HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:50
OXFORD, Pa. (AP) - It's not that the campers, counselors, and therapists who come together every year in Oxford, Chester County, had forgotten the reality of death that is part of living with HIV/AIDS. How could they? The mission of Camp Dreamcatcher is to provide care, services, and ...
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:40
A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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