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HIV can spread early, evolve in patients' brains

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:25
( NIH/National Institute of Mental Health ) HIV can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, an analysis of cerebral spinal fluid has found. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with antiretroviral therapy should reduce the risk that the virus could find refuge and cause damage in the brain, where some medications are less effective ...
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When HIV Infects the Brain

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:00
Just over 30 years ago, an international group of scientists discovered the HIV virus. While much progress has been made since the early days of the epidemic (in terms of awareness, prevention, and treatment), HIV and AIDS remain a leading cause of death worldwide, and rank as the number one cause of death both in Africa and among women of reproductive age. A study published Thursday in the ...
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Report: Budget cuts undermine global health innovations protecting against threats like Ebola

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:39
As the world looks to American innovation to fight Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, and a host of other health threats, a new report released today on Capitol Hill warns budget battles in Washington are eroding preparedness at home and abroad at a time when scientific advances are poised to deliver new lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.
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Indiana Governor Declares Emergency Amid HIV Epidemic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:31
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in Scott County amid an HIV outbreak that has infected at least 79 people.
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Indiana Town Hit by HIV Epidemic to Open First Clinic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:53
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in Scott County amid an HIV outbreak that has infected at least 79 people.
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:55
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:40
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids. Fourteen individuals died from the disease. The DOH also said that 18 new HIV ...
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DOH alarmed by spike in HIV, AIDS; 18 new cases reported daily

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:54
MANILA, Philippines---Eighteen new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), are diagnosed every day, according to the Department of Health (DOH). The DOH said the number of cases reported daily increased from only nine cases a day in 2012. Data from the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry showed that for the month of ...
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Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:09
THE Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 536 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were tallied in January. This was 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year's 448 cases, according to the January 2015 HIV/Aids Registry Report. Of the new cases, 61 have progressed into full-blown Aids.
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Millions Cut From Malawi AIDS Fund After Corruption Allegations

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:46
Malawi’s fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic ravaging the country took a major setback after the Global Fund withdrew $574 million in AIDS grants for the next two years and asked for a $6.4 million refund. This comes after the country’s National Aids Commission (NAC) was accused of financial mismanagement. “The Fund has asked us to
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PLCPD: Invest in treatment of AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:02
INVEST more on prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. The Philippine Legislator's Committee in Population and Development (PLCPD) is pushing for the approval of the House Bill 5178 or the act seeking to amend the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. "We need a more aggressive response to this growing concern. We want zero new infections. A stronger law will enable us to achieve ...
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Global Fund redirects US$574 million from Malawi AIDS council

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:32
The Global Fund has redirected US$574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi's National Aids Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, it said on Wednesday.
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APM, HIV/AIDS Resource Center merge to strengthen response to HIV in Southeast Michigan

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:10
In order to strengthen the response to HIV in Southeast Michigan, AIDS Partnership Michigan and HIV/AIDS Resource Center have merged their organizations. Building on a history of collaboration and excellence, the merger of APM and HARC will ensure the sustainability of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and care in their now 10-county area where 63% of people living with HIV reside.
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Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:59
By Mabvuto Banda LILONGWE (Reuters) - The Global Fund has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi's National Aids Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, it said on Wednesday. Malawi's Health Minister Jean Kalilani earlier told Reuters the fund had "pulled the plug" on the funding for the next ...
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Gairdner winner played pivotal role in fighting Ebola and HIV-AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:07
Peter Piot made an impact as a microbiologist and as an activist
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Groundbreaking for new Casey House HIV/AIDS health care centre

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:00
TORONTO, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - With 1 in 120 adult Torontonians now HIV positive, more people are living with HIV in Toronto than ever before. Responding to this growing and evolving need, Casey House is building a new, modern and greatly expanded home for advanced HIV/AIDS care at the corner of Jarvis and Isabella Streets. On Monday, March 30, Casey House will host a groundbreaking ceremony to ...
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PLCPD: Invest in treatment of AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:00
INVEST more on prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. The Philippine Legislator's Committee in Population and Development (PLCPD) is pushing for the approval of the House Bill 5178 or the act seeking to amend the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. "We need a more aggressive response to this growing concern.
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HIV/AIDS prevention trainig for Asia Pacific maritime cadets

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:07
An ITF module on the prevention of HIV/AIDS has been included for the first time in maritime cadet training in the Asia Pacific region, as part of the federation’s global drive to build knowledge in all the major seafarer supply countries.
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HIV/AIDS Walk, Run this Saturday

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:15
The Minority AIDS Council will be stepping out this Saturday to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
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ACLU investigating Allegheny County Jail for not providing consistent HIV medications to inmates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 18:18
The ACLU is investigating the Allegheny County Jail for failing to provide HIV medications to inmates in "a timely and consistent way." "We have been investigating this for the last three months,” says state ACLU legal director Vic Walczak. "What we’re hearing is that pretty much every prisoner with HIV/AIDS has encountered these problems." The problems, says Walczak, include failures to ...
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