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ALLY-2 trial demonstrates 97% SVR12 rates in patients with hepatitis C co-infected with HIV after 12-week regimen of daclatasvir and sofosbuvir

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 4 hours 9 min ago
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has announced results from ALLY-2, a Phase III clinical trial evaluating the investigational once-daily regimen of daclatasvir and sofosbuvir for the treatment of...
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Study shows how the altered intestinal bacterial community worsens health in HIV-infected patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 9 min ago
An investigation led by scientists at the Joint Research Unit on Genomics and Health of FISABIO, a biomedical research foundation of the Valencian government, and the Cavanilles Institute of...
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AHF Welcomes New Lesotho HIV & AIDS Authority (LeHA)

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 6 hours 53 min ago
DURBAN, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AHF WELCOMES NEW LESOTHO HIV & AIDS AUTHORITY (LeHA)
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HIV controls its activity independent of host cells

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 7 hours 9 min ago
NIH-supported researchers find latency gives virus survival advantageA major hurdle to curing people of HIV infection is the way the virus hides in a reservoir composed primarily of dormant...
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Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote Selma ‘AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue’ Town Hall

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:02
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will keynote a special “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” town hall discussion sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest global AIDS organization, at Selma University on Saturday, March 7th from 7 - 9 p.m.
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Day of prayer at McKeesport church shines light on HIV, AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:00
The Partnership for Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention continued its effort to spread the word about the disease by observing a day of prayer Monday evening at ...
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Adults with HIV twice as likely to smoke and less likely to quit than general population

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:00
Adults with HIV are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit than the general adult population, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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HIV latency is not an accident: It is a survival tactic employed by the virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 03:00
Groundbreaking discovery challenges the conventional theory that infected host cells control latency and could open the door to new pathways for a cure'New research from the Gladstone Institutes...
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Stigma attached to HIV/AIDS needs to go away: Jahnabi Goswami

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:34
Guwahati: Noted activist and president of Indian Network of Positive People, Jahnabi Goswami has observed that stigma attached to HIV/AIDS leads discrimination against HIV-infected persons in the society and this needs to change for better. Speaking at the obser-vance of Zero Discrimi-nation Day along with the rest of the country at the Assam State AIDS Control Society in association with Indian ...
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Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:07
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting. HIV-1, which causes AIDS, is composed of four groups, each coming from a separate cross-species transmission of a ...
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How a Hotline Grew Into a Formidable Force in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:19
In the early ’80s, San Francisco was at the forefront of the looming AIDS epidemic. “People were hearing about a ‘rare cancer,’ and they were scared,” says Josie Larimer, events associate at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the organization that grew out of that hotline. Originally just an information resource, the SFAF expanded to testing, treatment, support groups, public forums, and ...
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Studies show high rates of HIV/AIDS cases in SC

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:46
The south has the highest rate of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in the country.
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Stamps blames Catholics, SDA for HIV stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:50
HEALTH Advisor to the President and Cabinet Dr Timothy Stamps has blamed the churches for the persistence of HIV related stigma and the country’s failure to effectively deal with the pandemic.
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Africa: On Zero Discrimination Day, UN Urges Tolerance for Diversity

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:48
[UN News]The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.
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Cluster Officer (Technical Officer) - Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 03:20
World Vision Vietnam (WVV) invites competent Vietnamese candidates for the position: Cluster Officer (Technical Officer) - Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS (1 position), based in Yen Bai province.
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New Research Shows How Fucoidan Works Against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:07
Fucoidan Force has published a new case study to evaluate the effectiveness of fucoidan as a treatment for HIV/AIDS, and exposes surprising data on how fucoidan works as a safe and natural treatment for chronic and...
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers’ high drug prices

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:39
CHICAGO — Two major insurers are charging much more than others for several common HIV and AIDS medications in Illinois, drawing complaints from AIDS advocates that the companies may be trying to discourage high-cost patients from choosing their plans on the federal health insurance marketplace.
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Hackensack church offers message of HIV/AIDS awareness during Sunday service

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:37
HIV/AIDS has become much easier to live with over the past 20 years. As a result, it has also become much easier to ignore. That is why the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack made HIV/AIDS awareness a centerpiece of its service Sunday, picking a day when more of its congregants would be likely to hear the message.
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Hackensack church boosts HIV/AIDS awareness during Sunday service

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:35
HIV/AIDS has become much easier to live with over the past 20 years. As a result, it has also become much easier to ignore. That is why the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack made HIV/AIDS awareness a centerpiece of its service Sunday, picking a day when more of its congregants would be likely to hear the message.
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Patients to monitor AIDS services at hospitals

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:39
THE Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS Activist Union Community Trust ZHAAU-CT is setting up committees led by people living with HIV with the intention of monitoring access to and availability of AIDS services in the country’s heath care centres.
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