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The Nation wins Amnesty award for HIV/Aids articles

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:10
The Nation was given a big emotional boost as its series of Aids-related articles won the Amnesty International Thailand committee's complimentary Media Award 2013, in the national newspaper category.
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If The Immunity Project Crowdfunds This Synthetic AIDS Vaccine, They'll Offer It Free To Everyone

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:09
The Y Combinator-backed project discovered how to mimic natural immunity to HIV. Now it's trying to raise $482,000 in 20 days to prove it works. What happens when you combine Microsoft e-Science machine learning, Harvard thinking, and a new medical device to tackle HIV-AIDS? The Immunity Project , a not-for-profit company developing the first ever synthetic HIV vaccine. Read Full Story        
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Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 09:04
People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining bank loans or suffering mistreatment at hospitals, patients and observers say.
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Significant attrition at each step of the HIV care 'cascade' in British Columbia

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 07:09
Patients are being lost at each stage of the HIV care ‘cascade’ in British Columbia, Canada. Investigators from the STOP HIV/AIDS Study group examined data from 1996 to 2011 and estimated the proportion of people engaged with HIV care at each stage of the care continuum, from diagnosis through to viral suppression. Their findings, published
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CWRU researchers receive NIAID grant to conduct HIV research and clinical trials

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:21
AIDS researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a seven-year funding award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Intimate partner violence linked to risk of HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:00
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester have found a definitive link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health.Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, are an important public health problem for women in the U.S.
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Dongguan health authority denies epidemic rumor-Eastday

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 04:16
BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- The Dongguan city health authority in Guangdong province has denied online rumors that 2,740 women employed in local karaoke bars have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.
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Tucson group seeks volunteers to help those living with HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 03:00
A local, nonprofit support group is inviting Tucsonans to learn about how to help the local HIV/AIDS community.
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Case wins $12.7 million for AIDS research and clinical trials

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:20
AIDS researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a seven-year funding award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Case Western Reserve Wins $12.7 Million for AIDS Research and Clinical Trials

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:42
AIDS researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a seven-year funding award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award includes $12.7 million for core research funding and the potential of an additional $9 million to support clinical trials of ...
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Case Western Reserve Wins $12.7 Million for AIDS Research and Clinical Trials

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:42
AIDS researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a seven-year funding award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award includes $12.7 million for core research funding and the potential of an additional $9 million to support clinical trials of ...
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Case Western Reserve wins $12.7 million for AIDS research and clinical trials

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:04
( Case Western Reserve University ) AIDS researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a seven-year funding award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.This award includes $12.7 million for core research funding and the potential of an additional $9 million to support ...
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Janssen Announces New Group Targeting Unmet Global Health Needs

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:18
- Janssen Global Public Health to Oversee R&D and Access Strategy Development for Growing Portfolio of Transformational Medicines BEERSE, Belgium, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen, the pharmaceutical ...
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Miriam Hospital study links intimate partner violence and risk of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:00
( Lifespan ) Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester have found a definitive link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health.
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The Farha Foundation Unveils the 15th Edition of its Annual MASKARADE ELIXIR

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:39
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2014) - The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, is pleased to unveil the 15th edition of its annual MASKARADE gala. This glamorous evening will be held at the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal on February 13, 2014. This year's theme ELIXIR aims to create magical solidarity, like a potion. The Farha Foundation has set a ...
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Janssen Announces New Group Targeting Unmet Global Health Needs

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:16
Janssen Announces New Group Targeting Unmet Global Health Needs
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ViiV Healthcare's new HIV medicine Tivicay(TM) (dolutegravir) is approved in Europe​

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 06:00
ViiV Healthcare has announced that the European Commission has approved TivicayTM (dolutegravir), an integrase inhibitor, for use in combination with other anti-retroviral medicinal products for the treatment of HIV infected adults and adolescents above 12 years of age.
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ViiV Healthcare's new HIV medicine Tivicay™ (dolutegravir) is approved in Europe

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 07:52
LONDON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced that the European Commission has approved Tivicay ™ (dolutegravir), an integrase inhibitor, for use in combination with other anti-retroviral ...
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Successful large-scale intervention and education project in South Africa

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:00
A large-scale human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) intervention/education effort aimed at helping South African men take a proactive role in the prevention of that disease has proven successful, an important development considering that country has the largest number of HIV infections in the world. Researchers, led by Prof. John B.
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Anti-gay law may affect HIV/AIDS funding –US

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 19:49
The new anti-gay law may affect the funding of HIV/AIDS programmes in Nigeria by the United States and other donor organisations. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, disclosed this in an interview with journalists during a visit to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, in Abuja on Monday....  [Read More...]
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