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The Brazilian Model to Fight HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:36
Why do Brazil’s HIV/AIDS policies have many drug companies worried? A different Brazilian model. The downside of globalization is its tendency to allocate costs and risks upon the poorest and the powerless. Nowhere is this tendency more evident than in the global experience with AIDS.
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PhilHealth includes HIV-Aids patients in coverage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:17
THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has included medicines of HIV-Aids outpatients in its insurance coverage with P30,000 assistance per year or P7,500 per quarter. The Department of Health (DOH)...
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Delaying ART in patients with HIV reduces likelihood of restoring CD4 counts

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
A larger percentage of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) achieved normalization of CD4+ T-cell counts when they started antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 12 months of the estimated...
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Fetal hearts can be damaged by anti-HIV medicines

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:00
A study by a Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to...
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Why some people may be immune to HIV-1 holds promise for new therapies

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:00
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold.
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Dr. Perry Halkitis Speaks at World Aids Day in Washington, D.C.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:24
Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, one of the nation's top experts, will be leading at the forefront of the December 3, 2014, World Aid's Day discussion. He will be addressing a wide spread audience as the proclaimed ...
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Subaru of America To Launch Expanded AIDS Awareness Initiative

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:00
MIAMI, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., in collaboration with HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra will reveal a one-of-a-kind wrapped 2015 Legacy as part of its Love Responsiblytm campaign to commemorate the auto manufacturer's 20th year of support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The vehicle will be debuted at a private reception at The Annex, a pop-up space in the Wynwood ...
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DOH gears up for zero Aids-related deaths

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:16
THE Department of Health (DOH) is gearing up for a call toward "zero Aids-related deaths, zero new HIV infections and zero stigma by 2015," an official said Monday. Dr. Elvie Villabos, head of infectious diseases and EOH Cluster of DOH-Western Visayas, said the call is being made in time for the World Aids Day celebration on December 1.
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Apple Launches Two-Week RED Campaign to Help Fight HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:14
The fundraiser will run from Nov. 28 to Dec. 7
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New campaign launched to raise awareness of HIV testing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:03
HEALTH chiefs have launched a new campaign against HIV - a disease that created panic when it was first found in humans more than 30 years ago.
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New campaign launched to raise awareness of HIV testing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:47
HEALTH chiefs have launched a new campaign against HIV - a disease that created panic when it was first found in humans more than 30 years ago.
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HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus co-infection in patients in the China National Free Antiretroviral ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:03
Hepatitis-related liver diseases are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among people with HIV/AIDS taking combination antiretroviral therapy. We assessed the effect of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection on HIV outcomes in patients in China.
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Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:10
[IRIN]Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
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HIV/AIDS activist speaks on the importance of knowing your status

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:18
HIV/AIDS Awareness Week events continued Thursday night at Matthews Hall at Purdue with an activist who urged her audience to understand how vital it is to know their HIV status.
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HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD, researchers suggest

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:47
Drugs that have been used for the past 30 years to treat HIV/AIDS, could be repurposed to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. AMD is a progressive condition that is untreatable in up to 90 percent of patients and is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The two forms of AMD, wet and dry, are classified based on the presence or ...
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Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:25
Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
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HIV/AIDS Drugs Could Be Repurposed to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:42
A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, reports that HIV/AIDS drugs that have been used for the last 30 years could be repurposed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as ...
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GOVX: GeoVax Reports 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results with Conservative Cash Burn

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:00
These revenues were related to grants from the NIH in support of its HIV/AIDS vaccine development efforts. R&D expenses include direct costs funded by NIH grants, as well as vaccine manufacturing and testing costs and expenses related to the Company’s HIV immunotherapy program. As of September 30, 2014, GeoVax held a cash balance of $862,191. The presentation was focused on GeoVax’s Phase I ...
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UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:00
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that taking a Fast-Track approach over the next five years will allow the world to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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