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HIV/AIDS: NACA screens 2,109 IDPs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:13
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS has screened 2,109 Internally Displaced Persons in Yobe State, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. NACA project coordinator, Dr. Aminu Fikin, said the weeklong exercise led to the screening of the IDPs in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. He said, “We have so far screened 759 people...  [Read More...]
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HIV/AIDS groups blast prophets, n'angas over ARVs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:17
ORGANISATIONS representing people living with HIV/Aids have accused Pentecostal churches and some apostolic sects of misleading their members into ditching life-prolonging medication for “anointing oils- holy water” and healing prayers.
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CWRU Awarded $3.9 Million for Innovative HIV Research

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:51
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues will investigate whether gut leakage leads to the disease and malfunction of vital organs commonly found in HIV patients, whether drug abuse exacerbates the problem, how to fix the leaks and whether gut repair improves overall health.
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Non-medical HIV workers flunk test on knowledge of virus

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:04
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most non-medical HIV health care workers earned a “D” when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, according to a new report released this week by the Black AIDS Institute.
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South Side Help Center & AHF to Join Forces

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:36
Following the observation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Saturday, February 7th, South Side Help Center is pleased to announce that it is expanding its capacity to provide critical services to those affected by HIV/AIDS on Chicago’s South Side—where the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is one of the highest in Chicago (Healthy Chicago STI/HIV Surveillance Report, Fall 2011, Fig.
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Pandemic

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:37
IF it goes with the same route it is taking, the government might not be able to comply with the call of the United Nations to reduce the number of HIV and Aids cases in the country with a disturbing trend of new HIV infections occurring at a younger age.
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News & Events

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:15
With proposals ranging from innovative therapies to the development of unique organoid models of the brain, five scientists have been selected to receive the 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Dad dismisses HIV treatment for son

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:45
HIV is a harmless virus and Aids is caused by the medicines prescribed to treat it, the father of a HIV-infected boy has told the High Court.
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HIV-positive migrants denied care at Thai public hospitals

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:16
By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zaw, an illegal Burmese migrant dying of AIDS-related illnesses, spent a weekend hunched over in waiting rooms at three Thai hospitals near Bangkok – each denying him care as he gasped for breath, his lungs full of fluid. Zaw died 40 days later - a death the Bangkok-based HIV Foundation that was helping him says could have been prevented with ...
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HIV drugs are lethal: father

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:10
A district health board says a nine-year-old with HIV needs to take drugs that fight the virus, but the boy's father say the drugs could kill him.
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1 in 4 HIV/AIDS cases belongs to 15-24 age group

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:00
One in four HIV/AIDS cases recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) in December 2014 belonged to the 15-24 age group. Based on the DOH HIV and AIDS Registry, there were 509 new cases in December last year and 129 of them were aged 15-24.
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1 in 4 HIV/AIDS cases belongs to 15-24 age group

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 11:00
One in four HIV/AIDS cases recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) in December 2014 belonged to the 15-24 age group. Based on the DOH HIV and AIDS Registry, there were 509 new cases in December last year and 129 of them were aged 15-24.
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Pioneering AIDS doctor reflects on first cases in S.F. as city strives to eradicate virus

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 04:58
by Laura Dudnick When it comes to one of the world’s deadliest epidemics, Dr. Paul Volberding knows better than anyone how important San Francisco has been in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On July 1, 1981 — his first day as an oncologist at San Francisco General Hospital — Volberding treated The City’s very first patient with Kaposi’s sarcoma, a previously rare disease that became one of the ...
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Free Testing At Omaha North For HIV Awareness Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 16:40
For the 14th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Douglas County Health Department offered free HIV screenings at Omaha North High School on Saturday.
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HIV/AIDS knows neither colour nor class

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:01
"We have to stop the spread of HIV and it begins with me, Dr Chireka and begins with you reading this article and also begins with the whole Black Community.
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Actress and advocate Sheryl Lee Ralph talks HIV/AIDS awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:22
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is a well known advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness. She is in St. Louis for the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event at Harris-Stowe State University being held Saturday, February 7. Plans for the day-long event include free HIV testing, health screenings, and Ralph’s one-woman show “Sometimes I Cry” […]
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Ampro Industries, Inc., Joins International HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent to Fight HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 06:00
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was created to help educate the Black community about the basics of HIV/AIDS and to teach what they can do to help prevent the spread of the disease.  Ampro® Pro Styl® and Hydeia Broadbent are encouraging everyone to grab a friend and head to their local testing facility because knowing one's status is the first real step to preventing HIV/AIDS. "National ...
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Op-ed: How Do We Stop the HIV Crisis Among Gay Black Men?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:06
On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let us help work to save the communities that are most at risk for the virus. read more
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HIV cases in PH breach 6,000 mark in 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 02:23
CASES of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Philippines breached the 6,000 mark for the first time in 2014, the Department of Health said. According to the December 2014 Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry report, 6,011 new cases of HIV were reported for the entire year last year. Among these, 543 have already developed into full-blown acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases and 188 ...
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Commentary: #BlackLivesMatter and Our Fight to End AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 18:52
Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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