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Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic: UN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:03
The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday. 
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Some Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients: study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 17:20
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some insurers selling policies under Obamacare may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act outlawed discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. Some ...
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Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic: UN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:51
The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.
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African, Caribbean and Black Canadians unite to fight HIV on February 7

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:00
AWARENESS DAY TAKES AIM AT HIGHER RISK OF HIV INFECTION IN CANADA'S AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND BLACK COMMUNITIES TORONTO , Jan. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's first-ever African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/ ...
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Interview - Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic - U.N

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:42
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.  Governments need to spend more on programmes targeting key groups, improve access to lifesaving drugs and overhaul ...
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Interview - Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic - U.N

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:42
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.  Governments need to spend more on programmes targeting key groups, improve access to lifesaving drugs and overhaul ...
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Asia needs more cash, campaigns, law changes to end HIV epidemic: U.N.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:02
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.  Governments need to spend more on programs targeting key groups, improve access to lifesaving drugs and overhaul ...
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Are 60% of sex workers in South Africa HIV-positive? The data is limited

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:10
Are 60% of South Africa’s estimated 150,000 sex workers HIV-positive? Studies conducted to date have been limited in scope. The post Are 60% of sex workers in South Africa HIV-positive? The data is limited appeared first on Africa Check.
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Forum planned on HIV in Black America

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:38
In conjunction with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 6, Buffalonians will take part in a nationwide town hall forum and discussion on the “The State of HIV in Black America: The Intersection of Health, Education & Community in the Fight to End AIDS.”
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In Vietnam, learning to embrace life with HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:13
Lu Thi Thanh (middle, blue coat) is one of the core members of the Sunflower support group for women with HIV. Photo by Larisa Epatko/PBS NewsHour DIEN BIEN PHU, Vietnam — Lu Thi Thanh, a 28-year-old woman residing in northern Vietnam, speaks matter-of-factly about living with HIV. She and her husband have it, but their two children do not. “Some of us unfortunately contracted the disease from ...
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Achieving a world without AIDS: Scale must give way to focus, details

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:30
The global AIDS community has its sights set on three new goals, known as the '90-90-90' targets. That is, by 2020, 90 percent of people living with HIV should know their HIV status, 90 percent of those who test positive for HIV should begin antiretroviral therapy (ART), and of those who begin ART, 90 percent should achieve virologic suppression, meaning their virus levels are not detectable ...
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“Asia-Pacific can lead the world to end the AIDS epidemic”

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:40
This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third. These achievements are no accident.
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:40
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held annually on Feb. 7, began in 2001 as an effort to encourage African American and African immigrant communities to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS. The day is a national mobilization initiative to come together in unity to respond to the crisis of HIV/AIDS that is impacting the African American and African immigrant ...
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Digital storytelling promotes HIV and AIDS education in Africa

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:00
( University of Eastern Finland ) Children from poor backgrounds and with no previous technological experience are able to use digital storytelling to share their secrets and fears online, shows a recent doctoral thesis completed at the University of Eastern Finland.
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Digital storytelling promotes HIV/AIDS education in Africa

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:56
Children from poor backgrounds and with no previous technological experience are able to use digital storytelling to share their secrets and fears online, shows a recent doctoral thesis. The author has been involved in various projects in southern Africa focusing on the development of technologies that make it possible for children and youth to share their experiences of HIV and AIDS. Digital ...
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New strategies to identify and help women victims of intimate partner violence

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:00
Screening for and counseling women exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) is part of the free preventive services covered within the U.S.
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Uganda: Mental Illness - the Ignored Side of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:21
[Independent (Kampala)]Experts call for integration of mental health care for the positive at all levels
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HIV/AIDS network hosting appreciation

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:30
Volunteer appreciation is on Feb. 24.
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Fear Thy Neighbor? This Community Wants to Evict a Hospice Housing HIV Patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:51
More than 440,000 people in Thailand are living with HIV as of 2013, but that isn’t stopping villagers in the small town of Lang Nern from looking to oust a hospice designed to care for patients with the autoimmune disease. Thailand has been largely successful at curbing the rate of transmission of HIV and AIDS. In 1990, there were 100,000 new cases of HIV, according to the World Health ...
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HIV rise points to safe sex decline

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:20
WA health authorities worried safe sex message has fallen off radar in WA after spike in people with HIV.
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