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Fast-Tracking the Global HIV Response - Day 5 at AIDS 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 4 hours 56 min ago
Fast-Tracking the Global HIV Response - Day 5 at AIDS 2014
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Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 7 hours 3 min ago
While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases. read more
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Health Advocates Urge Better Education to Curb China’s AIDS Infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 7 hours 43 min ago
China has a relatively low prevalence of HIV positive citizens, with fewer than point-one (0.1) percent of adults infected. But the number of AIDS cases continues to rise, and health advocates blame a lack of education and prevention. The number of people with HIV in China is fairly low given the size of the population. According to official statistics, 800,000 Chinese are living with HIV, but ...
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HIV evicted from its hiding place by anti-cancer drug

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 11 hours 20 min ago
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.
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Motsoaledi’s Big HIV/Aids Plan Unveiled

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - 12 hours 10 min ago
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday announced government’s plan to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia. Speaking at his department’s Budget Vote in Parliament Motsoaledi said the 2030 goal also coincides with the deadline for the National Development Plan. […]
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Scientists demonstrate very early formation of SIV reservoir

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - 12 hours 20 min ago
Scientists have generally believed that HIV and its monkey equivalent, SIV, gain a permanent foothold in the body very early after infection, making it difficult to completely eliminate the virus...
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Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:58
When the police clamp down on female sex workers, the women may end up taking more risks — and making themselves more vulnerable to HIV.
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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:57
By Katie Nguyen MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday. Addressing an international conference on AIDS in the Australian city of Melbourne, Clinton said much progress has been made since the world ...
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Government of Canada shows international leadership to Addressing HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:00
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term ...
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Launch of community guide to WHO guidelines: supporting communities to drive the HIV response

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:00
The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW!
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New challenges to HIV-1 eradication efforts from very early seeding of HIV viral reservoir

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:00
The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral...
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AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:41
As HIV scientists, advocates and patients gather at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne this week, there is an increasing focus on the role that the criminalization of sex work is playing in the worldwide epidemic. Experts say laws that prohibit prostitution are hampering efforts to control the global HIV epidemic. During the opening session of the conference, the executive director ...
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HIV 'eliminated' from cultured human cells for the first time

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00
A potential breakthrough in a cure for HIV/AIDS may come from a new molecular tool designed to hunt down and 'snip out' the HIV genome from patients' cells.
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Aids Infections and Tuberculosis Are on Decline Globally, Study Finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:24
Both Aids infections and tuberculosis are on the decline, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington.  Worldwide, deaths from HIV/AIDS declined at a rate of 1.5% between 2000 and 2013, while tuberculosis deaths declined at a rate of 3.7%, said the report published in The Lancet medical journal. The report shows 30 million people are currently infected with HIV. In 2013 ...
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The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the loss of friends and colleagues aboard flight MH 17

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
The International AIDS Society (IAS) has confirmed the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia...
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Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:00
Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc...
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Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel...
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Global burden of HIV, malaria and TB has decreased since 'the Millennium Declaration'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:00
The Millennium Declaration was a promise to reduce HIV, malaria and tuberculosis - adopted by governments worldwide in 2000. A new analysis examines the impact of the Declaration.
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HIV/Aids mortality rate rising by 11% annually in Pakistan

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:36
Human Immunodefic­iency Virus/Acquired Immunodefi­ciency Syndrome (HIV/Aids) is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries released on Monday
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