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CSOs slam ‘NACGATE’ defenders, as CONGOMA disowns Matewere stance

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:56
Civil Society Organisations under the banner of Anti-NACGATE have hit back at “proponents” of NACGATE –taking money from National Aids Commission (NAC) to fund activities that have nothing to do with the fight against the HIV/Aids pandemic – citing that their arguments raise more questions than answers especially on their motives and integrity. In a...
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YOMODE in HIV/Aids awareness training drive

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:26
Youth Movement for Development (YOMODE), a Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) youth development initiative, on Friday organized a day-long HIV/AIDS Training of Trainers Workshop for its leaders drawn from across the country. The workshop took place at YOMODE’s Headquarters in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre. National Director for YOMODE, Wyson Sumaili, told the leaders that...
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Kuching targets zero new HIV cases by 2020

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:38
KUCHING - The state capital is targeting zero new HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections by 2020 under the ASEAN Cities Getting to Zero project. Assistant Public Health Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the project aimed to reduce new HIV infections by improving intervention and prevention measures, and to increase the coverage and quality of treatment for HIV-positive patients. It also ...
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:40
KUCHING: Bandar raya ini dipilih untuk pelaksanaan fasa kedua Projek Bandar Raya ASEAN Menuju Sifar HIV/AIDS melibatkan tiga buah negeri iaitu Sarawak, Pahang dan Sabah.
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Ambassador’s confession will not undermine AIDS fight – NACP

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 09:02
The National Aids Control Programme (NACP) says the confessions of Joyce Dzidzor Mensah as being HIV negative will not undermine the fight against stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
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CDC year in review: "Mission: Critical"

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 03:00
It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in...
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Featured Charity: AIDS Athens

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:41
After attending an AIDS forum in 1987, a group of Athens residents recognized the need for a local organization to provide services and support to people and their families living or coping with HIV/AIDS. For almost 30 years, and spanning 10 counties, AIDS Athens has educated residents and supported its clients through services including stable housing, medical care, a food pantry and clothes ...
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Llamas' blood may harbor HIV/AIDS cure

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:56
In a new study, scientists have found that Ilamas' blood can help fight against HIV/AIDS.
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Cambodia orders probe into mass HIV infection

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:49
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered a probe into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passed 100.
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Humana agrees to cut costs of HIV drugs for Florida patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:05
The third of four Florida insurers accused of overcharging HIV and AIDS patients for their medications has agreed to take steps to reduce those costs, advocacy groups announced Friday.
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Llamas' blood may harbor HIV/AIDS cure

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:20
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that Ilamas' blood can help fight against HIV/AIDS.
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HIV infection likely worsened by occasional heroin use

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:00
Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful to the immune system and worsens...
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Developments in oral immunization delivery viewed as potential weapon to combat global health threats

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:00
Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth.
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Pattaya Mail

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:03
More than 200,000 baht was raised for HIV/AIDS charities at the annual Pattaya Pride gay festival on Pratamnak Hill.
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AIDS rights group says criminal justice system has ‘HIV phobia’

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:00
A national AIDS rights group is upset by a Manitoba court case where an HIV-infected woman has been convicted of aggravated sexual assault.
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How llamas' unusual antibodies might help in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:30
( PLOS ) Most vaccines work by inducing an immune response characterized by neutralizing antibodies against the respective pathogen. An effective HIV vaccine has remained elusive so far, but researchers have continued to make progress, often employing innovative methods. A study published on Dec. 18 in PLOS Pathogens reports that a combination of antibodies from llamas can neutralize a wide ...
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Chinese villagers 'try to banish eight-year-old HIV victim'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:37
A nurse at an HIV/Aids clinic in Beijing. Credit: Reuters Two hundred villagers in China have reportedly drawn up a petition to expel an eight-year-old boy who became infected with the HIV virus through his mother.
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Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:47
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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Zimbabwe: Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End Aids in Zimbabwe By 2015

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:39
[IPS]Harare -Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.
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CSI Will Provide Complimentary AIDS Screening for Students at Chicago Campus on Dec. 22

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:13
On Dec. 22, from 1pm to 6pm, Computer Systems Institute is offering students free screenings for HIV/AIDS at the Chicago CSI campus. The I-MaC Project and Trans Network will conduct tests during the event and counselors will be provided to speak with students about their test results. (PRWeb December 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12403270.htm
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