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Strong Two-Spirit Leader Pruden Joins Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:03
On September 4, Harlan Pruden, (First Nations Cree) was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)....
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Why Are HIV Rates So High in Russia?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 02:46
Olga Vladimirova is 27 and lives in Saint Petersburg. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2011 after contracting the virus from her husband, who didn't know he was positive. She found out when she was tested while pregnant with her son. "After my diagnosis, I felt insane. I wanted to kill myself," she said. "At that time, I didn't know anything about the virus, only bits of information from the press ...
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US judge orders HIV-positive man to stop infecting others

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:58
A US judge has ordered a man with HIV to stop infecting others after he passed on the AIDS virus to eight sexual partners in four years, officials said Friday. Local authorities in Seattle had issued two case-and-desist orders over the last few months but then took the extremely rare step of bringing the case to court, where it was confirmed by a judge. "We're not trying to criminalize sexual ...
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Why Are HIV Rates So High in Russia?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:45
Olga Vladimirova is 27 and lives in Saint Petersburg. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2011 after contracting the virus from her husband, who didn't know he was positive. In Russia, there are problems with educating people about the disease. Shortly after she found out, Vladimirova's husband encouraged her to read propaganda about HIV denialism – the belief, contradicted by medical evidence, that ...
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Host protein levels correlate with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:00
Combination antiretroviral therapy has dramatically increased the life expectancy for HIV-infected patients.
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Number Of HIV Patients In Travis Co. Up 40 Percent

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:14
The number of people living with HIV in the Austin area has increased by more than 40 percent since 2006, according to the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department. There's still no cure for HIV, but new treatments allow for a higher quality of life. ...
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:15
A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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Puerto Ricans Who Inject Drugs, both in the Northeast U.S. and in Puerto Rico, Among Latinos at Highest Risk of ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:45
The study, "Addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Puerto Rican people who inject drugs: the Need for a Multi-Region Approach," published in the American Journal of Public Health (on-line ahead of print, September 11, 2014) described the epidemic and the availability of HIV prevention and treatment programs in areas with a high concentration of Puerto Ricans, in order to provide recommendations ...
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Puerto Ricans who inject drugs among Latinos at highest risk of contracting HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:32
( New York University ) The study published in the American Journal of Public Health describes the epidemic and the availability of HIV prevention and treatment programs in areas with a high concentration of Puerto Ricans, in order to provide recommendations to reduce HIV in the population.
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IDSA, HIVMA call for state Medicaid programs to lift hepatitis C prescribing restrictions from ID and HIV doctors

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 05:00
At a time when curative treatment is available for hepatitis C (HCV), some state Medicaid programs are instituting harmful barriers to the new HCV treatment, including limiting the availability of...
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HIV/AIDS still increasing in Georgia

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:51
The number of people in Georgia with HIV/AIDS is on the rise, and is likely to keep increasing, researchers and public health administrators said at a conference on the University of Georgia campus Wednesday.
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Seeking Support for AIDS Patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:00
Although modern treatments are enabling HIV/AIDS patients to live long and healthy lives, many of them are unable to gain access to the care they need. Now Southampton Hospital’s David E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV/AIDS has teamed up with GoodCircle in a crowd funding project to raise more than $20,000 to provide to support to HIV/AIDS patients living on the East End for the next two years.
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Walk for the 22nd Year with the Farha Foundation at CA MARCHE 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:25
Join the Foundation and new spokesperson Martine St-Clair for the most important HIV/AIDS fundraising walk in Quebec
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New Medicines in Development Give Hope to Patients with HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:59
America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, according to the latest Medicines in Development report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America .
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HIV/AIDS Patients May Now "Opt-Out" of United Healthcare Mail-Order Rx

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:00
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with HIV and AIDS enrolled in health coverage provided by United Healthcare, the nation's largest health insurer, may now "opt-out" of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order if they have privacy or delivery concerns, or if they have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone.  The settlement ...
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:29
A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush, Pitt researchers find

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:00
An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who...
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Indonesia's new president must fill funding gap in HIV fight - U.N.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:05
By Michael Taylor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, one of only three countries in the Asia-Pacific region that is seeing a trend of increased HIV infections, must plug a $30 million (18.5 million pounds) funding gap in its fight against HIV, a U.N. health official said on Wednesday. President-elect Joko Widodo, who won a July election, should build on the policies implemented by the outgoing ...
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Services for HIV patients still needed, despite victories against AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 21:24
Bill McGuire says he would be dead today had staff at the Dr. Peter Centre not fought to get him admitted there. McGuire, 56, has both HIV and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severe enough that he has to travel with an oxygen tank. A former drug addict with no family and few friends in Vancouver, McGuire had little ability to care for himself and manage his health conditions and ended up ...
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After 2 years on HIV treatment, survival in South African patients meets or exceeds rates from North America

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:00
Provided that therapy is started promptly, South Africans with HIV have chances of remaining alive beyond 2 years on antiretroviral therapy (ART) that are comparable to those of North American...
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