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DOH reminds travelers in Puerto Galera against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 3 hours 38 min ago
“We have to stop the rising cases of HIV cases in the country by providing accurate information to the public. HIV is not highly contagious and cannot be transmitted through air (such as coughing and sneezing), mosquito bites, talking with an infected person, borrowing clothes from an HIV-infected person, shaking hands and embracing and sharing swimming pools,” Janairo stated.
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HIV warning as Stoke-on-Trent patients 'take years longer' to have test

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 7 min ago
PEOPLE with HIV in Stoke-on-Trent are taking years longer to be diagnosed than those in the rest of the country, according to a national charity. But a man who has lived with the virus since soon after it was discovered 30 years ago believes that is because people here have become too complacent about the threat to be checked out. Latest figures issued by the National Aids Trust (NAT) show that ...
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Designers unite to end HIV transmission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:26
Every day in sub-Saharan Africa 700 children are infected with HIV, mostly through their mothers. The charitable organization Born Free is partnering with top clothing designers to help end the epidemic by 2015.
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HIV Turns 30 Today

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:08
It’s been 30 years since scientists revealed the cause of AIDS: a shifty retrovirus that would come to be known as HIV.
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30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:31
April 23 marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the discovery of what causes AIDS: a retrovirus called HTLV-III, later renamed HIV. At their 1984 press conference, in the face of one of the world's most terrifying medical epidemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler and virologist Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute projected scientists would be able to produce ...
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Activist Mary Fisher: How HIV inspired me to 'lighten the darkness' for strangers

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:53
Activist, author and artist Mary Fisher became the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the '90s, helping bring awareness and founding a nonprofit to raise money for research.
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The Farha Foundation Officially Launches the 22nd Edition of ÇA MARCHE!

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:30
Join the most important HIV/AIDS fundraising walk in Quebec, Now on Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Ryan Lewis's Mom Opens Up on Living Decades With HIV, Wants to Help Others

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:35
Musician Ryan Lewis is spearheading a fundraising effort to build medical centers around the world to provide comprehensive health care and specialized HIV/AIDS treatment for the needy, and it’s all because of one case that hits very close to home. Lewis, who is one half...
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The Man Who Co-Discovered HIV 30 Years Ago on Why There Won’t Be a Cure for AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:14
On the 30th anniversary of a controversial press conference trumpeting the discovery of HIV, one of the virus’ co-discoverers, Dr. Robert Gallo, says we’re not likely to ever cure AIDS
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Dr. Robert Gallo Reflects on 30 Years Since Announcing HIV as the Cause of AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:00
Today marks 30 years since Robert C. Gallo, MD, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and scientific director of the Global Virus Network , and his colleagues announced during an April 23, 1984 press conference their discovery of the agent causing AIDS – a retrovirus later to be known as HIV – and the development of the HIV blood test.
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AIDS Awareness Day draws crowd to Capitol

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:22
The 14th annual AIDS Awareness Day was held at the state capitol.Nationally, someone is infected with HIV every 9 and a half minutes. And it’s estimated 25 percent of them don’t even know it.
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Integration – HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:57
Did you know? In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 22 million people are living with HIV; 60 percent are women. And 53 million women in this region want to avoid pregnancy but cannot access contraception.
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CDC: Maryland has third-highest HIV rate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:41
More than 30 years after the start of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a diagnosis is no longer a certain death sentence. Even so, the virus remains a public health issue.
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Igor Grant Named Chair of UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:00
Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, whose research interests have ranged from the neurobiology of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, psychobiology of stress, to the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
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David Holtgrave Appointed Vice Chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:58
David Holtgrave, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was appointed this week to the newly created position of Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Holtgrave was appointed to serve on PACHA in 2010.
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Ryan Lewis backing mother, an HIV survivor

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:51
Ryan Lewis has more than one good reason to support the 30/30 Project, a campaign to bring health care facilities to communities affected by HIV/AIDS. The first is that the project ...
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School offers help for those with HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:08
Receiving an HIV-positive diagnosis is always scary, but it can be especially difficult for teens and young adults. The New Jersey AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline offers help to anyone, including teens and young adults infected with HIV, by getting them connected to a “navigator” who helps them get the care they need. read more
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'Dining Out' to benefit AIDS Project RI - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:03
April 24, 2014 will mark the 10th annual ‘Dining Out For Life’ to benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island. NBC 10’s Mario Hilario is once again honorary chair for this important fundraiser. Money raised goes directly to vital care and prevention services that help people living with HIV/AIDS.
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More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:00
Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Combination microbicide gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum in animal model

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:00
Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
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