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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:13
February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Bond Community Health Center is observing the day with several events throughout this week.
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Hepatitis C More Prevalent Than HIV/AIDS or Ebola Yet Lacks Equal Attention

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 17:33
One of the global regions highly affected by hepatitis C is West Africa. In developed countries, hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease, is transmitted through intravenous (IV) drug use. "In West Africa, we believe that there are many transmission modes and they are not through IV drug use, but through cultural and every day practices," says Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD principal investigator on a study ...
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ACQC and AHF to Join Forces

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 09:00
AIDS Center of Queens County and AIDS Healthcare Foundation are expanding their capacity to provide critical lifesaving services to those affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the borough of Queens — where the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is extremely high in New York City.
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Testing available to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:15
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on Feb. 7 by several health care and governmental organizations in communities across the United States to shine a light on the crisis of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community.
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Research uncovers connection between Craigslist personals, HIV trends

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 04:00
Entry of site in a community tied to 16 percent increase in HIVCraigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.
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Latent HIV may lurk in 'quiet' immune cells, research suggests

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 03:00
New study examines which cells harbor dormant, but viable virusDrugs for HIV have become adept at suppressing infection, but they still can't eliminate it.
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Craigslist Hookup Pages Linked to 16% Rise in HIV Cases

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:47
© Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters An AIDS patient holds HIV medications at the Glory Hut Foundation in Chonburi province, east of Bangkok January 20, 2015.
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Metro TeenAIDS to become part of Whitman-Walker Health

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:53
The city's largest community-based provides of HIV services hopes to more effectively reach young people in D.C.
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HIV cure 'likely lies in targeting dormant virus reserves'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:00
HIV therapy does not reach reserves of the virus lying dormant in infected white blood cells, where experts say clues may lie to curing, as opposed to just controlling, infection.
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PREZCOBIX (darunavir/cobicistat) approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults living with HIV-1

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 05:00
Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP (Janssen), has announced the U.S.
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Asia-Pacific countries commit to ending AIDS by 2030

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 05:00
An estimated 6 million people are living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific and only 33 percent of them are receiving treatment, often due to legal and policy barriers in accessing...
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Number of newly registered HIV cases up by 232 in 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:26
Prague, Jan 30 (CTK) - New 232 HIV patients, including 209 men and 23 women, were registered in the Czech Republic in 2014, which was three fewer than in the record year 2013, and 23 people had fully-blown AIDS and 13 died of it, the HIV/AIDS National Reference Laboratory told CTK Friday.
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Treatment of the First HIV Positive Patient in ABIVAX's Phase IIa Clinical Trial With ABX464

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:27
ABIVAX, a leading clinical stage biotech company developing and commercialising anti-viral compounds and human vaccines, today announced that enrolment has been initiated and the first HIV positive patient dosed in a Phase IIa clinical trial of ABX464. ABX464 is a novel, small molecule inhibiting HIV replication through an entirely new mechanism. For the first time in the treatment of AIDS, this ...
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Africa: African First Ladies Commit to Eliminate HIV Infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:25
[New Times]The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has called for intensified efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to eliminate new infections.
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Bifurcation hits AIDS Control Society activities

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 21:02
Officials while away time in the absence of new programmes
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HIV treatment to be linked to Aadhaar

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 15:23
Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Treatment for HIV/AIDS infection will now be linked to Aadhaar. Even those coming for HIV infection testing will have to produce their Aadhaar cards. This is to avoid...
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Threats, death, data: Public health leaders recall '80s AIDS struggles

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 22:55
Hoping to slow AIDS, Minnesota in 1985 became the first state to require reporting of positive HIV tests. It ignited a fight between gay rights activists and public health officials.
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'Larry Kramer In Love & Anger': Sundance Review

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 19:23
A generous salute to the unfiltered firebrand whose impassioned outspokenness helped break institutional inaction during the AIDS crisis. read more
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AHF Partners With National Organization of Black County Officials

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:05
AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest global AIDS organization, announces that it has entered into a 2015 partnership with the National Organization of Black County Officia
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UCSF’s Eric Goosby Appointed UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:30
UC San Francisco’s Eric Goosby, MD, who led the Obama administration’s efforts on HIV/AIDS, has been appointed to a new position as United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis.
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