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On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 2 hours 42 min ago
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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Postoperative mortality rates low among patients with HIV prescribed ART

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 05:00
Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced...
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Sub-Saharan Africans rate their well-being and health care among the lowest in the world

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 04:00
Sub-Saharan Africans rate their own wellbeing, their health and their health-care systems among the lowest in the world, according to a new report published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson...
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Financial incentives show no overall effect on viral suppression: may influence control of HIV in some clinical settings

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:00
A new study by The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) shows that financial incentives did not have an overall effect on motivating HIV-positive patients to take their HIV antiretroviral therapy...
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Pastors discouraging ART treatment warned

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:14
The Ndola Central Hospital (NCH) NCH Head of Clinical Care Dr. Sebastian Chinkoyo says it is unfortunate that some clergymen in the country were discouraging HIV/AIDS patients from taking the life saving Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART ) drugs leading to their untimely deaths.
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CDC: HIV+ Out of Care Responsible for 91% of New Infections, says AHF

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:49
Officials from AIDS Healthcare Foundation today expressed concern over a Journal of the American Medical Association article reporting results of a Centers for Disease Control study that found over 90% of new HIV infections identified in the U.S.
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers' high drug prices

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:31
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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HIV prevention saves over $250,000 over lifetime

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:23
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Preventing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in one person living in the U.S. saves more than $250,000 over their remaining lifetime, according to a new analysis. Based on estimates of lifespan and medical costs from age 35 onward, researchers found that avoiding infection with the virus that causes AIDS saves from $229,800 to $338,400, depending on ...
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Truvada reduced HIV infection risk by 86% in study

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:00
Researchers have presented findings from a study demonstrating the pre-exposure prophylaxis reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men.
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New studies show 'significant breakthrough' in HIV prevention, says UN agency combating virus

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:38
The United Nations programme working to combat HIV/AIDS welcomed yesterday the results of a number of recent clinical studies of the effects of antiretroviral medicines on preventing new HIV infections, which were presented at a conference on viruses held in Seattle.
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Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV: study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:24
An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday. Truvada contains HIV treatment drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine, and is made by Gilead Sciences in California. While the latest evidence on the technique known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is not enough to ...
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Two studies show promising results in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:00
With there being a need for interferon-free treatment because of potential toxicities for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), two studies appearing in...
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Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:05
An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday.
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HIV commission formed, search on for members from high-risk communities - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:56
KARACHI: The Sindh health department has finally constituted a 16-member commission for the control and treatment of HIV and Aids in Sindh a year after the Sindh HIV and Aids Control, Treatment and Protection Act, 2013 was passed, it emerged on Tuesday.
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HIV drug taken before and after sex cuts risk by 86pc

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:07
A breakthrough new HIV drug taken before and after sex cuts exposure risk by 86pc, according to the results of a study of British gay men
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HIV drug taken before and after sex cuts risk by 86pc

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:32
A breakthrough new HIV drug taken before and after sex cuts exposure risk by 86pc, according to the results of a study of British gay men
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AIDS drug taken before and after sex can help prevent HIV infection in gay men, study finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:04
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although those methods are still considered best. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test "on demand" use of ...
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Preventative treatment dramatically reduces HIV risk in gay men

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:54
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Gay men at high risk of HIV who took a daily dose of a Gilead AIDS drug as a preventative measure cut their risk of infection by 86 percent, according to results of a British trial released on Tuesday. Researchers who conducted the trial of so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) said the results offer real hope of reversing the HIV epidemic among men who ...
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Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:25
An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday. Truvada contains HIV treatment drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine, and is made by Gilead Sciences in California. While the latest evidence on the technique known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is not enough to ...
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DOH warns against aggressive new HIV strain

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:13
The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking to promote an increased awareness of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among Filipinos following reports of the emergence of a new and more aggressive form of the virus that leads to the faster development of AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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