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Largest U.S. gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:08
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
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HIV Organization HERO Honors Actors Fund, Jerry Mitchell and Stephen Hanna Tonight

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:27
The evening benefits HERO, a charitable organization that helps newly diagnosed and people living with HIV/AIDS. Jonathan D. Lovitz serves as emcee for the event.
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HIV/AIDS prevalence dropped from 14 to 12.7 %, but more needs to be done-NAC

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:47
Director for Policy and Planning at the National Aids Council (NAC) says although projections show that Zambia’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has reduced from 14 to 12.7% more needs to be done.
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LGBTQ Center holds free HIV/AIDS testing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:48
The University LGBTQ Center co-sponsored an HIV/AIDS testing event Friday with Thrive of Charlottesville, a non-profit organization aimed at providing medical care to the Charlottesville community.
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Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:37
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
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Leading gay-rights group endorses use of HIV-prevention pill, urges broader insurance coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:46
NEW YORK — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
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HIV prevention pill is at hand, but will it be left untaken?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:06
Trials of PrEP show not everyone can or will use it all the time, and there are concerns those taking it will take more sexual risks Although sexual health campaigners are delighted at the news that the Proud trial is being expedited, the arrival of drugs to prevent HIV does not spell the end of Aids. It was discovered several years ago that antiretroviral drugs used to treat people with HIV can ...
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Watch As Sheryl Lee Ralph Breaks Down Her 24th Annual ‘DIVAS Simply Singing!’ Line Up

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:58
*Sheryl Lee Ralph has her 24th annual “DIVAS Simply Singing!” HIV/AIDS benefit concert/event coming up Saturday night (10-18-14) in Hollywood. This year, among the many guests and surprises the actress and humanitarian has lined up is a special live tribute/honor to the legendary Dionne Warwick. A longtime supporter of HIV/AIDS research and support, Ms. Warwick […]
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Uganda: Limited Support for Key Populations Undermines Ugandan HIV Control

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:49
[IRIN]Kampala -Uganda's HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.
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HIV/AIDS 'Breakthrough' Drug Reduces Risk of Infection by up to 92%: What is Truvada?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:32
A daily tablet that offers up to a 90% reduction in the risk of contracting HIV could be available in the near future, in what is being hailed as the most significant breakthrough against the virus in a generation.
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Africa: Writing the Final Chapter On Aids

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:03
[IPS]Nairobi -Although AIDS has defied science by killing millions of people throughout Africa in the last three decades, HIV experts now believe that they have found the magic numbers to end AIDS as a public health threat in 15 years.
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US Bankcard Services, Inc. participates in the 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:35
This year, USBSI teamed up with sure3 tek Inc to show support to all those affected by HIV/AIDS. (PRWeb October 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12257107.htm
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Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:25
Uganda's HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.
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All our news, features and news selected from other sources.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:18
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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Kaingu asked to apologise for describing 2015 budget as a beautiful young woman living with HIV and AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:02
The Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign has warned that it will protest if MMD Mwandi MP Michael Kaingu does not apologise for describing the 2015 national budget as a young beautiful lady living with HIV and AIDS.
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Sangamo BioSciences ZFP Therapeutic Program in HIV/AIDS Featured at Three Major Scientific Conferences in October 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:13
RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) announced that Company scientists and clinicians, as well as academic collaborators, were invited speakers at three major scientific meetings in Europe and the United States. Their presentations...
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Sangamo BioSciences ZFP Therapeutic Program in HIV/AIDS Featured at Three Major Scientific Conferences in October 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (SGMO) announced that Company scientists and clinicians, as well as academic collaborators, were invited speakers at three major scientific meetings in Europe and the United States. Their presentations covered a number of therapeutic uses of Sangamo's novel zinc finger protein (ZFP) technology, but were primarily focused ...
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HIV/AIDS numbers in Latinos rising in St. Lucie

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:50
The number of HIV and AIDS cases in St. Lucie County is on the rise in the Latino community.
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Targeted adherence measures and viral load monitoring needed to improve retention in South African ART programme

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:37
All our news, features and news selected from other sources. 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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HIV/AIDS stigma killing many, says research pioneer

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:52
In 1986, when the world was just waking up to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Suniti Solomon, then a professor of microbiology at Madras Medical College, identified, for the first time in the country, six...
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