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Tanzania: Policies Needed for Youth Living With HIV/Aids - Activists

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:05
[Daily News]PEOPLE living with HIV/AIDS are appealing to government to formulate clear policies to raise awareness on their rights. The Secretary of the Council for People Living with HIV/AIDS (KONGA) in Ilala Municipality, Ms Mariam Magafu made the plea in Dar es Salaam on Friday, while closing a three-day training on reproductive health for the youth living with HIV/AIDS, aged between 14 and ...
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Cure for AIDS may be not that far off

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:00
Once mostly fatal, now manageable disease, could be conquered in the foreseeable future.
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Cure for AIDS may be not that far off

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:29
Once mostly fatal, now manageable disease, could be conquered in the foreseeable future.
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Zille in Twitter spat with experts over views on HIV and Aids

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 13:21
DA leader Helen Zille has once again sparked controversy over her views on HIV and Aids.
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HIV antibody discovered that binds to novel target on virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:00
An NIH-led team of scientists has discovered a new vulnerability in the armor of HIV that a vaccine, other preventive regimen or treatment could exploit.
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HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:02
The number of newly discovered HIV cases in people aged 60 or older increased in Beijing in recent years
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HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:31
A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive is facing up to seven years in prison on charges of criminal transmission of HIV, even though the man he had sex with says he did not contract the virus. A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV ...
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HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:27
A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive is facing up to seven years in prison on charges of criminal transmission of HIV, even though the man he had sex with says he did not contract the virus. A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV ...
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Leaky gut - a source of non-AIDS complications in HIV-positive patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:00
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is no longer a fatal condition, thanks to newer medications inhibiting the retrovirus, but a puzzling phenomenon has surfaced among these patients ...
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Researchers track harmful immune reactions in the brain, suggest reason why HIV patients develop dementia

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Since the introduction of the combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in the mid-90s, the life expectancy of HIV patients has significantly improved.
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HIV drug plus blood vessel growth-blockers could halt breast cancer metastasis

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:00
Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own spread throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals, according to a new report by Johns...
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HIV and Aids Bill to be tabled in next sitting of Malawi Parliament

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:41
In a bid to address some contentious issues in the draft HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, Capital Hill has said it will not submit the bill to Parliament during the September meeting as was expected. Instead, Secretary for HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, Edith Mkawa said the bill will be presented during the next sitting...
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AP Photos: HIV patients in Myanmar struggle

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half-century of dictatorship and self-imposed isolation, has one of the world's worst health care systems, with tens of thousands dying each year because treatment is lacking for many diseases, including AIDS. A center set up by the opposition party headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been providing care and treatment ...
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HIV positive persons can’t be traced – AIDS Commission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:23
The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that many HIV positive Ghanaians cannot be traced and counselled after testing positive due to poor addressing system in the country.
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Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:10
By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times over the last few months because the government distribution center at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital ran out of drugs. They keep saying the drug has not arrived from NACO," said Rekha, referring to India's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), a part ...
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GeoVax's Chief Scientific Officer Featured as Lecturer at American Society for Microbiology Conference

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:41
GeoVax Labs, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing HIV/AIDS vaccines, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer, Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., presented a virtual lecture entitled "Working ...
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:45
India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine program after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said.
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:03
India is facing a shortage of HIV/ AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine programme after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said.
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Jazz artist Steve Bedi cautions youth on HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:53
One of Ghana's most sought-after saxophonists and UNAIDS Protect the Goal Goodwill Ambassador Steve Bedi is calling on Ghanaians youth to practice safe to protect themselves against the deadly viral disease, HIV/AIDS.
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:58
By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine programme after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), a unit of the healthcare ministry, procures antiretroviral drugs for treating HIV/AIDS ...
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