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Parly: prisoners living “like rats”

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:38
INMATES in Zimbabwe’s prisons are living “like rats” and are being fed “substandard food” posing a serious danger to those who are living with HIV/AIDS, Parliament has reported.
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Common herpes medication reduces HIV-1 levels, independent of herpes infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:00
Case Western Reserve researchers play key role in clinical trials' groundbreaking resultsCase Western Reserve researchers are part of an international team that has discovered that a common...
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Comprehensive review of sex hormones' role in female reproductive tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 03:41
Charles R. Wira, PhD, and colleagues at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine have presented a comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract and evidence supporting a "window of vulnerability" to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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After shortage, govt buys condoms from open market

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:32
The government has initiated condom procurement from open market after a gap of three years to arrest the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV / AIDS and also to keep a check on population rise.
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Jenny Kwan says she's ecstatic about endorsement from humanitarian Stephen Lewis in Vancouver East NDP race

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:36
The former leader of the Ontario NDP has been a global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
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Central African Republic Doctors Say War Boosting HIV Prevalence

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:00
“These mothers and children all have HIV/AIDS,” said the head doctor at the country’s only children’s hospital, Simplice Kango, as more than 100 women and their children sat on benches and covered the floor waiting for treatment. Violence that erupted two years ago has slowed the campaign to diagnose and treat the illness, raising concern by health advocates that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS may ...
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Investigators find window of vulnerability for STIs to infect female reproductive tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:44
( The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth ) Dartmouth researchers have presented a comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract and evidence supporting a 'window of vulnerability' to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
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Dartmouth Investigators Identify Window of Vulnerability for STIs to Infect Human Female Reproductive Tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:29
The benefits of these findings are directly applicable to other reproductive challenges including gynecological cancers such as cervical cancer.
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Can HIV Be Stopped in San Diego Within 10 Years? This Organization Is Betting on It

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:25
Thanks to innovative treatment programs and powerful medication cocktails, HIV is no longer a death sentence. “It shouldn’t be us versus them,” says Amber Cyphers Stephens, the center’s chief communications officer, referring to those who are HIV negative and those who are positive.
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Common herpes drug reduces HIV levels

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:00
A groundbreaking trial shows that the common herpes antiviral valacyclovir reduces levels of HIV-1 even in patients without herpes - contrary to previous studies.
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The Gambian despot who 'cured HIV-AIDS' and his British homoeopath allies

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 05:05
President Yahyah Jammeh, the dictator who has defied medical opinion since 2007 by claiming to have found a cure for HIV-AIDS, has found allies in a British homoeopathic group sponsored by the official suppliers of homoeopathic medicine to the Royal family
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Faith healers urged to encourage ART

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:09
The Parliamentary Thematic Committee on HIV and Aids has recommended that traditional and faith healers should encourage people to take anti-retroviral treatment (ART) even after undergoing herbal or spiritual healing.
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Remembering Those Lost on Flight 17

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:42
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was caught in the crosshairs of an ongoing war in Ukraine, six people dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS were killed. They are remembered here. read more
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Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 05:10
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to treat genital herpes, may help reduce the levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, even when patients do not have herpes, a study has suggested. "These findings are very encouraging," said senior study author Leonid Margolis, head of the Section on Intercellular Interactions at the National Institute of Child Health and Human ...
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B.C. researcher gets Vatican’s blessing on life-saving HIV treatment

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:57
Julio Montaner met with Pope Francis and other officials Wednesday at the Vatican to discuss extending the life-saving treatment he pioneered at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital in the 1990s
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Lab that tested IITian HIV positive claims it doesn?t have facility

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:56
In a fresh twist to investigations into gruesome killing of a woman and her two young daughters by an IITian in Betul district, the Chhatarpur lab which the accused claimed had reported him HIV positive doesn?t have basic testing facilities.
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Armenia: HIV/AIDS Patients Struggle with Rampant Discrimination

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:53
Copyright show:  No If you are an HIV/AIDS patient looking to visit a dentist, attend school or have your hair cut in the South Caucasus country of Armenia, you might well find that your options are limited.  read more
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Remembering Those Lost on Flight 17

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:26
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was caught in the crosshairs of an ongoing war in Ukraine, six people dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS were killed. They are remembered here. read more
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AIDS to Ebola, report confronts key challenge: Maintaining US leadership in global health technology

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:37
( Burness Communications ) Today, the world is looking to the US for cutting-edge diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines that could have the last word on an Ebola outbreak that is down but not out. With funding at risk for global health R&D at places like the National Institutes of Health, a new report probes the perils of this underinvestment and the rewards to be gained at home and abroad from ...
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Cellular scissors chop up HIV virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 04:00
Imagine a single drug that could prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, treat patients who have already contracted HIV, and even remove all the dormant copies of the virus from those...
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