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Powerful plastic microscope brings better diagnostic care for world's rural poor

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:00
Funded through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenge grant, Rice University researchers have developed an inexpensive point-of-care device to examine blood smears and better diagnose...
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Study of pregnancy complications finds refugee women in Ontario have higher rates of HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Pregnant refugee women in Ontario have a higher prevalence of HIV than immigrants and Canadian-born women, a new study examining serious pregnancy and delivery complications has found.
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Leadership needed on prison needle and syringe programs, Australia

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:00
The absence of prison needle and syringe programs in Australian prisons constitutes a breach of human rights and international law, requiring leadership and respect for evidence to correct...
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Six questions about HIV/AIDS that deserve more attention

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:28
( 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 - 04:48
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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HIV test should not be mandatory - AIDS Commission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:45
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 - 12:28
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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 - 09:41
( 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 - 08:56
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 - 06:05
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 - 17:44
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 - 13:40
  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 - 10:48
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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Rural Indiana county’s HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:06
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of intravenous needles, and officials said Friday they’re trying...
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Rural Indiana county's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:51
© AP Photo/News and Tribune, Christopher Fryer In this April 1, 2015 photo, Austin Police Chief Donald Spicer, left, and Patrolman Nathan Hall, center, and Maj. Lonnie Noble study a biohazard container for the temporary disposal of needles and other sharp objects at an HIV/AIDS training session in Austin, Indiana.
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HIV Outbreak in Indiana Tops 100 Cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:08
More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of needles, officials said Friday.
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Rural Indiana county's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:38
In this April 1, 2015 photo, Austin Police Chief Donald Spicer, left, and Patrolman Nathan Hall, center, and Maj. Lonnie Noble study a biohazard container for the temporary disposal of needles and other sharp objects at an HIV/AIDS training session in Austin, Indiana.
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Department of Health reminds Pennsylvanians about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:16
HARRISBURG, Pa.- In observance of National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today stressed the importance of increasing awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and engaging local communities in meaningful discussions about the disease.
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Bringing Fun to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:09
Nashville CARES was founded in 1985 with the goal of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Nashville area and supporting those living with the disease through a range of initiatives and services. The calendar of crowd-pleasing events is a big part of what enables Nashville CARES to accomplish all of this. According to Topher McCune, the organization’s director of events, his productions can be ...
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National Youth HIV, AIDS Awareness Day Quotes: 10 Inspirational Sayings

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:26
Friday marks National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day. The day is geared toward educating millennials about the virus, fighting stigma and encouraging HIV testing. It's inspired by the fact that they are the first generation to grow up in a world that’s always been aware of HIV and AIDS, Advocates For Youth wrote.
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