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HIV 's efficiency makes it a formidable foe

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 54 min 44 sec ago
Although antiretroviral drug therapy suppresses the virus, it cannot get rid of it or end the epidemic Antiretroviral drugs have been an astounding success story, reprieving people with HIV from the brink of death and allowing them to live a full and healthy life. But although the roll-out across the world has saved lives and removed the distressing pictures of wasted Aids victims from our TV ...
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AIDS/HIV Fast Facts

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 1 min ago
Here's a look at what you need to know about AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa. Facts: AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and is also called acquired immune deficiency syndrome. 0 0 read more
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‘The Normal Heart’ TV Trailer: You Wouldn’t Like Mark Ruffalo When He’s Angry

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 6 hours 16 min ago
With each new breakthrough, HIV/AIDS becomes more treatable. But it wasn’t so long ago that the disease was completely new and utterly terrifying. In the first full-length The Normal Heart trailer, Mark Ruffalo plays an activist who witnesses the start of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s. He’s so outraged by the public’s clueless, callous […] The post ‘The Normal Heart’ TV Trailer: You Wouldn’t ...
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HIV 's efficiency makes it a formidable foe

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 8 hours 12 sec ago
Although antiretroviral drug therapy suppresses the virus, it cannot get rid of it or end the epidemic Antiretroviral drugs have been an astounding success story, reprieving people with HIV from the brink of death and allowing them to live a full and healthy life. But although the roll-out across the world has saved lives and removed the distressing pictures of wasted Aids victims from our TV ...
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Isolating immune cells to study how they ward off oral diseases

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 18 hours 55 min ago
Case Western Reserve University dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth's natural defenses ward off infection and...
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HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:53
More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say. They looked at previous research into the joint burden of HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis of children, and found that while disease-specific control interventions are continuing, potential synergies in the control efforts for the two diseases have not been investigated. The team focused on ...
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More research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:44
( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) Researchers from LSTM have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa. In a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases LSTM's Professor Russell Stothard looked at previous research into the joint burden of HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis of children, and found that while disease ...
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AHF to Open Oak Lawn Out of the Closet Thrift Store, offer free HIV testing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:00
AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
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HIV-1 viral load, sexual transmission risk both reduced by computerized counseling

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:00
Antiretroviral therapy (ART), the primary type of treatment for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), can reduce sexual transmission, prevent illness, and increase longevity and quality of life for...
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HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:14
HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis both cause a substantial disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa and the two diseases often overlap in their epidemiological characteristics.
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UK Doctor: 'I'd Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:21
Doctor Pens Controversial Op-Ed Comparing HIV to Diabetes
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Adamawa recording success in fight against HIV -Official

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:59
The Adamawa Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, on Wednesday said it had recorded success in reducing the spread of the disease in the state. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Stephen John, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola that the success recorded was due to collaboration between the agency, government, the...  [Read More...]
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UH prof leads team in identifying children at risk for mental health issues

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:09
A UH researcher’s team is working on a study about children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, aiming to provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues. About 5.6 million adults living with HIV lived in South Africa in 2011, according to the Department of Health’s 2011 National Antenatal Sentinel -- " UH prof leads team in identifying children at risk for ...
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Diagnostic tool identifies children with emotional behavior difficulties in South Africa

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:00
Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited...
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HIV prevalence rate stabilized in Ghana

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:00
Dr. Fred Nana Poku, Technical Manager of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) have given the general overview of the national response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana, Dr. Poku said the national HIV prevalence had stabilized at 1.5 per cent in 2010 and declined further in 2011 and 2012 to 1.3 percent.
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Charles Farthing, leader in HIV/AIDS care, dies at 60

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:09
In the 1990s, the physician was so dedicated that he volunteered to be a guinea pig for a potential vaccine.
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Study says IDU increasing HIV in Nagaland

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:56
Kohima, Apr 15 : The study titled 'Assessment of HIV/AIDS Sero Positivity in Nagaland' states that the prevalence of infection among Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) has been a cause of major concern, as the increasing cases of HIV/AIDS in Nagaland are particularly based on IDU and unsafe sex, informs a study published in the International Research Journal of Medical Science.
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Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:01
Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.
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Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:07
Farthing was former chief of medicine for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Frustrated by the slow pace of vaccine development, he said he would volunteer to be a guinea pig. Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
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New Film About HIV/AIDS Seeks Backers; Civic Duty Responds, Giving Life to Vital Project

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:40
A new real-life, short film portraying the reality of living with HIV/AIDS is being funded in part by Civic Duty, a charity cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. The film’s production team, including writer Armand Petri, appreciates the support which will help propagate their important message– that the days of equating an HIV diagnosis as a death sentence are over. (PRWeb April 14 ...
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