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Rivers disagrees with USAID on HIV/AIDS prevalence

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 53 min ago
The Rivers State Government has disagreed with the United States Agency for International Development on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the state. The agency had recently listed Rivers and few other states as areas where a high level of prevalence was recorded. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, maintained that the prevalence of...  [Read More...]
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HIV cases up 33% in August

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 6 hours 3 min ago
The number of reported cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) last month climbed by 33 percent compared to the same period last year, the Department of Health (DOH) recently bared. A total of 509 HIV cases were reported nationwide in the Philippine HIV and AIDs registry last month, compared to 382 cases in August 2013. Sexual contact, particularly between men, is still the leading mode of ...
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509 new HIV cases in August, up by 33%; male transmission high – DOH

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 8 hours 5 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) jumped by 33 percent in August compared to the same period in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.   Based on the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry, there were 509 new HIV cases, with 82 percent of them coming from Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, Central Luzon and Davao Region. It also ...
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India: 150,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Face Life-Saving Drugs Shortage Over 'Bureaucratic Hurdles'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 10 hours 36 min ago
A government official has said 150,000 HIV/AIDS patients may not have access to drugs for a month
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India: 150,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Face Life-Saving Drugs Shortage Over 'Bureaucratic Hurdles'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 10 hours 40 min ago
As many as 150,000 HIV and AIDS patients in India may be left without treatment for a month, as a free distribution programme is set to run out of the life-saving drugs, a government official has said.
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India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 12 hours 18 min ago
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.
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India may run out of free drug for HIV programme

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 13 hours 55 min ago
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.
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India Set to Run Out of Critical Free Drug for HIV/AIDS Programme

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 14 hours 50 min ago
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers with...
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Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 15 hours 42 min ago
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month. Missed dosages for long durations can increase patients' drug resistance and result in faster spread of the virus, while ...
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Exclusive - India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programme

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 15 hours 44 min ago
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month. The supply crunch will be an embarrassment for the four-month-old government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised to deliver more affordable and ...
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Irradiation plus transplantation shown to be effective for treating HIV/AIDS

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 17 hours 18 min ago
Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers are the first to show that an irradiation plus transplantation combination approach in nonhuman primates can be used to treat or even possibly cure...
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Rights body mulls forced sterilization of HIV-positive woman

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:22
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will consider its first case of forced sterilization of a person living with HIV in Latin America, a rights group has said. The U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which brought the case of a Chilean woman before the main human rights body in the Americas, says she was forcibly ...
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PHL reaches 20,000 mark in HIV cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:39
THE Philippines now has more than 20,000 people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 30 years since the first case was reported in the country. According to the August 2014 Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry Report, there are now 20,424 HIV cases recorded in the...
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Mymetics' Promising HIV Vaccine Candidate Obtains Funding to Begin Study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:38
Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX) announced today that its innovative HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm results obtained in a previous trial. Research is to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The study will be led by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, Scientist & Director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program.
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AIDS Services of Austin gets Testing Van

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:29
Many people living with HIV in Central Texas don't even know they have it. According to the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department, in the past eight years HIV and AIDS cases in the Austin area have increased by 40 percent. Our Jess Mitchell spoke with AIDS Services of Austin about reaching more people with their testing van.
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Researchers show irradiation plus transplantation effective for treating HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:45
Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers are the first to show that an irradiation plus transplantation combination approach in nonhuman primates can be used to treat or even possibly cure HIV/AIDS, and this new model is providing some answers about the 'Berlin patient,' the only human thought cured of AIDS.
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Liberia: Liberian Doctor Defends 3-5 Days Ebola Treatment With HIV Drug

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:19
[FrontPageAfrica]"When the patients come early, and they are put on this medication, they recover within three to five days. This medication is not specifically for HIV/AIDS, I want this to be clear; but the Anti Retrovirus agent that is used to treat other virus illnesses like hepatitis 'B'. But it is one of those medications that are combined with two or three other medications to treat HIV ...
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The 22nd Edition of Quebec's Largest HIV/AIDS Walk, CA MARCHE 2014, Raises Close to $200,000

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:10
The Farha Foundation strives to beat $400,000 fundraising goal by campaign close on World AIDS Day, December 1
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Countries ready to "Fast Track" response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programmes with a people-centred approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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In new primate model, stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:00
A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports a new primate model to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the "Berlin patient", the only human thought to...
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