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HIV tests conducted for Arunachal Pradesh jail inmates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 4 hours 12 min ago
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society today conducted HIV tests of 118 inmates of the Papum Pare district jail here, IGP (Prisons) Satyendra Garg said. Garg, at whose initiative the project was launched, was the first to undergo the HIV testing.
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Hiv And Aids Debate Reawakened By Anniversary Edition Book And Film

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 5 hours 36 min ago
Launch of 16th anniversary edition of book Positively False plus new film Positive Hell, questioning how HIV diagnosis is typically reached, the v ...
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HIV is 'not under control among most infected Americans'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 7 hours 23 min ago
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.
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Groundbreaking Documentary It's Not Over Debuts on Netflix and SnagFilms

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 8 hours 43 min ago
In honour of World AIDS Day, It's Not Over, a feature length documentary film made possible by the M.A.C AIDS Fund, the charitable arm of M.A.C Cosmetics, will be available worldwide on Netflix and SnagFilms on the 1st December, offering a global audience an inspiring look at how young people today are facing the challenges of HIV. Viewed from the perspective of renowned filmmaker Andrew Jenks ...
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In animal model, masking HIV target cells prevents viral transmission

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 10 hours 23 min ago
Cloaking immune cells with antibodies that block T cell trafficking to the gut can substantially reduce the risk of viral transmission in a non-human primate model of HIV infection, scientists report.
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Free HIV Testing In Lexington For World AIDS Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:58
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said it would offer free HIV testing next Monday on World AIDS Day. It said the the testing would be done throughout the community. LFCHD said its staff would be at the following spots throughout the day: •9-11 a.m. at the corner of Rand Avenue and North Limestone Street •Noon-2 p.m. at College for Technical Education, 1165 Centre Parkway •3-5 p.m ...
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Most Americans With HIV Skip Treatment, CDC Says

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:37
HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, but most Americans with the virus are skipping them, a startling new study finds.
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70 percent of Americans with HIV don’t have virus under control, study finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:05
Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the ongoing public health threat posed by another deadly virus: HIV. Click to Continue »
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Alarming spike in HIV/AIDS cases noted in Region 6

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:20
Iloilo — The Department of Health in Western Visayas (DOH-6) has noted an alarming increase in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Western Visayas.Dr. Elvie Villalobos, chief of DOH-6’s Infectious Diseases, said 183 new cases were recorded during the period covering January to September 2014.For September alone, Villalobos said that there ...
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PhilHealth includes HIV-Aids patients in coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:19
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has included medicines of HIV-Aids outpatients in its insurance coverage with P30,000 assistance per year or P7,500 per quarter. The Department of Health (DOH) said the medical assistance is intended to purchase retroviral for patients to help them prolong their lives.
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DOH gears up for zero Aids-related deaths

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:18
THE Department of Health (DOH) is gearing up for a call toward "zero Aids-related deaths, zero new HIV infections and zero stigma by 2015," an official said Monday. Dr. Elvie Villabos, head of infectious diseases and EOH Cluster of DOH-Western Visayas, said the call is being made in time for the World Aids Day celebration on December 1.
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PhilHealth includes HIV-Aids patients in coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:31
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has included medicines of HIV-Aids outpatients in its insurance coverage with P30,000 assistance per year or P7,500 per quarter. The Department of Health (DOH) said the medical assistance is intended to purchase retroviral for patients to help them prolong their lives.
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The Brazilian Model to Fight HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:36
Why do Brazil’s HIV/AIDS policies have many drug companies worried? A different Brazilian model. The downside of globalization is its tendency to allocate costs and risks upon the poorest and the powerless. Nowhere is this tendency more evident than in the global experience with AIDS.
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PhilHealth includes HIV-Aids patients in coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:17
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has included medicines of HIV-Aids outpatients in its insurance coverage with P30,000 assistance per year or P7,500 per quarter. The Department of Health (DOH)...
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Delaying ART in patients with HIV reduces likelihood of restoring CD4 counts

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
A larger percentage of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) achieved normalization of CD4+ T-cell counts when they started antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 12 months of the estimated...
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Fetal hearts can be damaged by anti-HIV medicines

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:00
A study by a Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to...
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Why some people may be immune to HIV-1 holds promise for new therapies

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:00
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold.
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Dr. Perry Halkitis Speaks at World Aids Day in Washington, D.C.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:24
Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, one of the nation's top experts, will be leading at the forefront of the December 3, 2014, World Aid's Day discussion. He will be addressing a wide spread audience as the proclaimed ...
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Subaru of America To Launch Expanded AIDS Awareness Initiative

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:00
MIAMI, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., in collaboration with HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra will reveal a one-of-a-kind wrapped 2015 Legacy as part of its Love Responsiblytm campaign to commemorate the auto manufacturer's 20th year of support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The vehicle will be debuted at a private reception at The Annex, a pop-up space in the Wynwood ...
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