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Risk of hepatitis D higher among HIV infected and injection drug users

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 05:00
Researchers from Taiwan determined that individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or those who inject illicit drugs have a higher risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis D...
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A bad buzz: Men with HIV need fewer drinks to feel effects

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:00
Researchers at Yale and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System compared the number of drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz.
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Key to better sex ed: Focus on gender & power

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:00
Making sexuality and HIV education programs more effectiveA new analysis by Population Council researcher Nicole Haberland provides powerful evidence that sexuality and HIV education programs...
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Surge of HIV cases among drug users in Indiana underscores value of syringe services programs

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 05:00
Amid growing evidence that HIV and hepatitis C are on the rise among people who inject drugs (PWID) in some parts of the United States, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new...
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Report highlights current barriers to sustainable impact of HIV and TB investments in Tanzania

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:00
Redeployment: Opportunities to Control HIV and TB in Tanzania, released by the IDSA Education and Research Foundation Center for Global Health Policy, combines observations from a visit by Center...
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First systematic review of the scientific literature on men who have sex with men (MSM) and blood donation

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:00
The scientific journal PLOS ONE recently published a scientific article by the Belgian Red Cross analyzing whether men who have sex with other men and donate blood pose a risk in terms of...
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Global recession linked to rising HIV deaths, study finds

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:00
Rising unemployment is linked to higher death rates from HIV, according to research published in the Journal of Global Health.
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Six questions about HIV/AIDS that deserve more attention

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 05:00
As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left...
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Unearthing new antivirals

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 03:00
Using dengue virus as a test case, SDSU biologists have developed a method for discovering drugs that interrupt viral proliferationA team of biologists from San Diego State University has...
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Six questions about HIV/AIDS that deserve more attention

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:28
( Cell Press ) As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left relatively unexplored, argues American HIV/AIDS researcher Jay Levy, M.D., in a Trends in Molecular Medicine commentary. He calls on fellow researchers to continue questioning and not to lose ...
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AIDS charity run and walk to raise HK$3m

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:48
AIDS concern says many participants have signed up for its maiden HIV/AIDS run and walk in Hong Kong, The Triple Zero Charity Run Walk, this Sunday...
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Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting 'kick and kill' cure is possible

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:00
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research led by UCL, the University of Oxford and...
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HIV test should not be mandatory - AIDS Commission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:45
The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has said it was wrong for churches to deny would-be couples marriage blessing on the basis that they have not tested for HIV.
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Press Release

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:28
Rheonix Inc. Posted on: 13 Apr 15 Rheonix Inc.
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NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:41
( NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ) NIH and the South African Medical Research Council are awarding 31 grants to US and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers. The awards, which total $8 million in first-year funding, are the first to be issued through the South Africa-US Program for ...
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News & Events

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:56
The National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are awarding 31 grants to U.S. and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers.
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Davao among PH cities with high HIV prevalence rates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:05
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – The Department of Health (DOH) has raised a red flag for Davao City for being one of the six cities in the country to have… »
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Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:44
Health officials say that more than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV, an expansion of an outbreak that caused the state to declare a health emergency last month.
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DOH: 20 new HIV cases a day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 14:40
  According to the latest report by the Department of Health (DOH) last February, 20 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are diagnosed every day. This is almost 50 percent higher from the number of cases reported daily in 2012.   HIV leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the body's immune system is attacked and compromised, making the patient ...
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How San Francisco plans to ‘get to zero’ new infections of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:48
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JOHN CARLOS FREY: At Ward 86, a bustling outpatient HIV clinic at San Francisco General Hospital, nurse Diane Jones drops everything when this pager goes off. It means that someone in the city just tested HIV positive. DIANE JONES: So, I’m going to make him an appointment. Jones is following a protocol called ‘RAPID’ which is designed to get new HIV positive ...
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