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HIV can spread to brain in four months

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 6 hours 37 min ago
New York, March 27 (IANS) In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, a new research has found. The findings published in the journal PLoS Pathogens stress the importance of routine HIV testing to catch the infection as early as possible to allow the prompt ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:42
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Sex workers graduate as peer educators to help mitigate HIV infection

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:14
MORE than 50 Female Sex Workers (FSWs) have graduated as peer educators to help halt the spread of HIV/AIDS especially among the key populations of sex workers.
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:13
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Indiana HIV outbreak: Can a needle exchange program help? (+video)

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:21
Confronting a growing outbreak of HIV, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency and has approved a temporary needle exchange program to help contain the problem.
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AHF: FL Insurance Commissioner McCarty Announces Improved Nationwide Access to HIV Medications

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:50
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty announced this week that Aetna, Inc. and Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc. are revising their HIV/AIDS drug formularies for individual health plan members.
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Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:18
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS:
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Indiana HIV outbreak: Can a needle exchange program help?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:00
Confronting a growing outbreak of HIV, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency in part of his state. Public health officials have identified 79 cases of HIV in southern Indiana, mostly in Scott County. Although the Republican governor generally opposes needle-exchange programs as a policy to control drug use, on Thursday he approved a temporary program to address the ...
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HIV can spread early, evolve in patients' brains

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:25
( NIH/National Institute of Mental Health ) HIV can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, an analysis of cerebral spinal fluid has found. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with antiretroviral therapy should reduce the risk that the virus could find refuge and cause damage in the brain, where some medications are less effective ...
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When HIV Infects the Brain

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:00
Just over 30 years ago, an international group of scientists discovered the HIV virus. While much progress has been made since the early days of the epidemic (in terms of awareness, prevention, and treatment), HIV and AIDS remain a leading cause of death worldwide, and rank as the number one cause of death both in Africa and among women of reproductive age. A study published Thursday in the ...
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Indiana Town Hit by HIV Epidemic to Open First Clinic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:53
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in Scott County amid an HIV outbreak that has infected at least 79 people.
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:55
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:40
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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DOH alarmed by spike in HIV, AIDS; 18 new cases reported daily

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:54
MANILA, Philippines---Eighteen new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), are diagnosed every day, according to the Department of Health (DOH). The DOH said the number of cases reported daily increased from only nine cases a day in 2012. Data from the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry showed that for the month of ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:09
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids.
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Along with antiretroviral medications, doctors may prescribe exercise for people with HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:00
In addition to antiretroviral medications, people with HIV may soon begin receiving a home exercise plan from their doctors, according to a researcher at Case Western Reserve University's Frances...
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Millions Cut From Malawi AIDS Fund After Corruption Allegations

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:46
Malawi’s fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic ravaging the country took a major setback after the Global Fund withdrew $574 million in AIDS grants for the next two years and asked for a $6.4 million refund. This comes after the country’s National Aids Commission (NAC) was accused of financial mismanagement. “The Fund has asked us to
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PLCPD: Invest in treatment of AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:02
INVEST more on prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. The Philippine Legislator's Committee in Population and Development (PLCPD) is pushing for the approval of the House Bill 5178 or the act seeking to amend the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. "We need a more aggressive response to this growing concern. We want zero new infections. A stronger law will enable us to achieve ...
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Global Fund redirects US$574 million from Malawi AIDS council

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:32
The Global Fund has redirected US$574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi's National Aids Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, it said on Wednesday.
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APM, HIV/AIDS Resource Center merge to strengthen response to HIV in Southeast Michigan

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:10
In order to strengthen the response to HIV in Southeast Michigan, AIDS Partnership Michigan and HIV/AIDS Resource Center have merged their organizations. Building on a history of collaboration and excellence, the merger of APM and HARC will ensure the sustainability of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and care in their now 10-county area where 63% of people living with HIV reside.
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