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Low HIV and Aids rates saw west Africa miss out on health investment

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
Ebola-hit region failed to secure substantial foreign aid in earlier epidemic, study says, and was unable to improve health systems West Africa, now in the throes of a calamitous Ebola epidemic, missed out on significant health investment over the past decade or more because it had low rates of HIV, a detailed survey of the changing health of Africa and Asia reveals. A major project called ...
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This Christmas, Help a Child Be Born AIDS-Free

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:26
This World AIDS Day, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee invites all who are interested in helping a child be born free from HIV/AIDS to support the “Countdown to Zero: Just Save One” initiative. (PRWeb October 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/WORLDAIDSDAY/JUSTSAVEONE/prweb12283410.htm
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2014 Red Ribbon Award nominations sought

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:10
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Red Ribbon Award. The award, established in 2009, honors and celebrates people or programs that have helped reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in West Virginia. The red ribbon is a global symbol in the movement to address HIV/AIDS. The 2014 Red Ribbon Award recipient will be announced during the World AIDS Day commemoration at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 at ...
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New results from VOICE associates tenofovir gel use with lower HSV-2 risk in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:45
( Microbicide Trials Network ) The risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 was reduced by half among women in the VOICE trial who used a vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir regularly, according to researchers from the Microbicide Trials Network who conducted the study. The findings provide additional evidence that tenofovir gel, a product developed to protect against ...
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A promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment identified

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:00
Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person's cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the...
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Is the Ebola crisis like the early days of HIV / AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:46
A12 of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's HIV / AIDS advisers signed a letter protesting his Ebola policies. That includes Peter Staley, a legendary AIDS activist and a central figure in the Oscar-nominated documentary "How To Survive a Plague." Staley described Governor Cuomo's policy as 'politics trumping science.'
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Catey Shaw's "Revolution" track featured in brand new (RED) video to raise awareness around the fight against AIDS.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:21
NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (RED) - the organization founded by Bono & Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS – today debuts a new video to highlight that the world can deliver the first AIDS FREE GENERATION in over 30 years.
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'Positive' author debunks myths common myths about HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:30
Paige Rawl is the author of "Positive" a memoir documenting her life since she was diagnosed HIV-positive when she was in middle school. "Positive" is the latest pick for TODAY's Book Club. Head here for more information. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, is commonly seen as something incredibly grave — even a death sentence. But it's not.
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:26
A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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113 AIDS deaths as of August 2014

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:02
MANILA – At least 113 people have died of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as of August this year, a lawmaker said Monday.
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Salk Institute scientists identify promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:27
Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person's cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the immune system.
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HIV/AIDS cases to hit 30,000 by yearend

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:00
With 16 new HIV/AIDS cases being recorded every day, the number of HIV/AIDS in the country is expected to hit 30,650 by the end of 2014, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Noel Palaypayon, deputy unit manager and supervising health program officer at the DOH’s National HIV/AIDS/STI Surveillance and Strategic Information Unit, said  since the first HIV cases in the Philippines was ...
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HIV/AIDS cases to hit 30,000 by yearend

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:00
With 16 new HIV/AIDS cases being recorded every day, the number of HIV/AIDS in the country is expected to hit 30,650 by the end of 2014, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Noel Palaypayon, deputy unit manager and supervising health program officer at the DOH’s National HIV/AIDS/STI Surveillance and Strategic Information Unit, said  since the first HIV cases in the Philippines was ...
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‘Don’t forget AIDS threat amid Ebola fears’

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:51
Before the government preoccupies itself with Ebola prevention, it should first implement “aggressive” measures to address the rising cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country, a neophyte lawmaker said yesterday. House Assistant Majority Leader and Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. sought the passage of a new and tougher AIDS ...
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New dent in HIV-1's armor: promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 03:32
A promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment has been found by researchers who have have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication. The new protein, called Ssu72, is part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber. More than 35 million people worldwide are living with HIV and about a million people die a year due to the disease.
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Neto's Tucson: Counselor knows about life with HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:00
She's lived with the infection 22 years and shares a message of hope.
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PositiveSingles.com Members Discuss Why Students Fear Pregnancy More Than HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:12
A recent news report stated that sexually active University students today fear getting pregnant more than they fear contracting HIV/AIDS. Members of PositiveSingles.com discussed possible reasons for this. (PRWeb October 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12275210.htm
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A New Dent in HIV-1's Armor

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:37
Salk scientists identify a promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment
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AHF Opens New, Free HIV/AIDS Clinic on Castro Street: Ribbon-cutting & Reception Friday, Oct. 24th 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:00
AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the US’ largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider, which currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 350,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide, is honored to announce a ribbon-cutting and grand opening reception to mark the relocation of one of its AHF Healthcare Centers to the heart of Castro Street in San Francisco.
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Can PrEP Change the Global Fight Against HIV?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:25
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, could help change the tide on new HIV infections worldwide. But that's only if the most at-risk populations can access the treatment. read more
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