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Life expectancy in HIV-positive people in the US still lags 13 years behind HIV-negative people - aidsmap

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:10

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Life expectancy in HIV-positive people in the US still lags 13 years behind HIV-negative people
aidsmap
A study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) comparing life expectancies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative people within the Kaiser Permanente health insurance system has found that although life ...

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Nigeria: US HIV/Aids Partnership With Nigeria Remains on Track - AllAfrica.com

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 07:34

Nigeria: US HIV/Aids Partnership With Nigeria Remains on Track
AllAfrica.com
There have been several inaccurate media reports lately concerning the U.S. government's support to persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Nigeria. In particular, claims made in some February 25, 2016 articles that the United States is reducing ...

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Ahok angry his photo was used in an HIV/AIDS awareness ad without his permission - Coconuts Jakarta

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 03:45

Coconuts Jakarta

Ahok angry his photo was used in an HIV/AIDS awareness ad without his permission
Coconuts Jakarta
If you've been to Mega Kuningan lately, you've probably seen the billboard pictured above. It's an HIV/AIDS awareness ad featuring the photo of our very own Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. The ad sensibly encourages those who have multiple ...

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US HIV/AIDS partnership with Nigeria remains on track - Ventures Africa

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 03:16

Ventures Africa

US HIV/AIDS partnership with Nigeria remains on track
Ventures Africa
There have been several inaccurate media reports lately concerning the U.S. government's support to persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Nigeria. In particular, claims made in some February 25, 2016 articles that the United States is reducing ...

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OPINION: A possible game-changer in HIV prevention - Eyewitness News

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 02:59

Eyewitness News

OPINION: A possible game-changer in HIV prevention
Eyewitness News
Although it was first conceived as an oral therapeutic, dapivirine became a promising topical microbicide candidate because it was effective both in vitro and in vivo, had a favourable safety profile, and the right physical and chemical properties. To ...

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Why a new vaginal ring could be a game-changer in HIV prevention - The Conversation AU

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:57

The Conversation AU

Why a new vaginal ring could be a game-changer in HIV prevention
The Conversation AU
It is the first time two phase-three clinical trials have confirmed statistically significant efficacy for a microbicide to prevent HIV. The dapivirine ring was designed to offer potentially long-acting protection against HIV through slow, continuous ...

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US HIV/AIDS partnership with Nigeria remains on track - Daily Trust

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:08

Daily Trust

US HIV/AIDS partnership with Nigeria remains on track
Daily Trust
There have been several inaccurate media reports lately concerning the U.S. government's support to persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Nigeria. In particular, claims made in some February 25, 2016 articles that the United States is reducing ...

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Wilhemina's War: A Story of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina - WNYC

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 20:15

WNYC

Wilhemina's War: A Story of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina
WNYC
The U.S. has made progress in combating HIV/AIDS in recent years, so much so that the disease has largely dropped out of the headlines. But its devastating affects are still acutely felt, especially among the poor and people of color. In her new film, ...

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Where HIV/Aids committees refused to die - Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 19:57

Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Where HIV/Aids committees refused to die
Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)
The competition was launched in 2011 by the Pangani-based organization, UZIKWASA, as part of its mission to help the committees and its members be effective in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and conditions that accelerate the disease. Mwajuma won ...

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Where HIV/Aids committees refused to die - Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 19:57

Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Where HIV/Aids committees refused to die
Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)
MWAJUMA Farijala, a woman who exudes confidence, was the winner in women role model category of an annual competition involving Village Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Committees (VMAC's) in Pangani District. View Comments. The competition was launched ...

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Seminar on HIV/AIDS held - Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 19:09

SKNVibes.com

Seminar on HIV/AIDS held
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
The unsafe blood transfusion, use of un-sterilized medical/dental equipment, use of inject-able drugs and indulgence in immoral activities are the main causes of spreading of HIV/AIDS. More than 9,450 HIV positive people have been reported in Punjab ...
Unsafe blood transfusion linked to spread of AIDSThe News International
National AIDS programme continues condom distribution outreachSKNVibes.com
PIC given teaching hospital statusThe Nation

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CDC: Half of gay black men will get HIV - Lifesite

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 18:24

Lifesite

CDC: Half of gay black men will get HIV
Lifesite
"As alarming as these lifetime risk estimates are, they are not a foregone conclusion. They are a call to action," said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention, in a press ...
PrEParing Latinos for HIV PreventionTheBody.com
Devastating HIV forecast seen as call to actionPhilly.com
Your lifetime risk of HIV by race, state and sexual preference — in four simple chartsWashington Post
Black Voice News -Huffington Post
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Hear Indigenous Voices: 10th Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Indian Country Today Media Network

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 15:00

Indian Country Today Media Network

Hear Indigenous Voices: 10th Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Indian Country Today Media Network
March 20, 2016 marks the 10th Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme this year is “Hear Indigenous Voices: Uniting bold voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.” Natives across Turtle ...
Lead Letter: State is moving to combat HIV and AIDSFlorida Times-Union
HIV Criminalization and People of ColorTheBody.com
Zero Discrimination DayTimes of India (blog)
The Nation -Mizzima News
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Circumcision is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS - Southern Times Africa

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 06:41

Southern Times Africa

Circumcision is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS
Southern Times Africa
An American urologist from California, Aaron J. Fink is considered to be Godfather of the idea that male circumcision could prevent HIV/AIDS. The late Fink is said to have popularised the theory by Professor Valiere Alcena, who in August 1986 argued ...
The Israeli innovations leading the global fight against AIDSi24news

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HIV in Rhode Island: Newly diagnosed men often 'hooked up' online

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 03:00
More than 60 percent of Rhode Island men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in 2013 reported meeting sexual partners online in the preceding year, according to a study published in the...
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Non-integrating viral vector delivers chemotherapy-sensitizing gene to pancreatic cancer cells

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 03:00
A novel HIV-based lentiviral vector can introduce a gene to pancreatic tumor cells that makes them more sensitive to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine, without integrating into cellular DNA.
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Women may have new HIV deterrent - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 02:23

FederalNewsRadio.com

Women may have new HIV deterrent
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The idea of this type of treatment first came up more than two decades ago when a number of topical microbicides in the form of gels, films, foams and rings went into tests. To researchers' disappointment, most did not appear to work at all. Vaginal ...
Vaginal ring cuts HIV risk by nearly one-third: studiesBalita
Drug-infused vaginal ring helps prevent HIV in women in AfricaNanoNews (blog)
Anti-AIDS vaginal ring may partially protect womenSTLtoday.com
Huffington Post -SciDev.Net
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Nigeria: US HIV/Aids Partnership With Nigeria Remains On Track - AllAfrica.com

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 16:37

Nigeria: US HIV/Aids Partnership With Nigeria Remains On Track
AllAfrica.com
U.S. funding decisions on international HIV/AIDS programmes are not linked to other governments' views on same sex marriage or other LGBTI issues. There have been several inaccurate media reports lately concerning the U.S. government's support to ...

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HIV, AIDS treatment news: Arthritic goat's milk does not cure HIV, expert says - MNR Daily

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 14:42

The Guardian

HIV, AIDS treatment news: Arthritic goat's milk does not cure HIV, expert says
MNR Daily
29, he stated that drinking arthritic goat's milk is the key for treating HIV. "I found a place in Mexico with all these IV drug users, prostitutes, all the high profile things that are necessary for AIDS but I didn't find AIDS. What I found was, their ...
The Sheen effect: breaking the HIV taboo, one celebrity at a timeThe Guardian

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - MyHighPlains

Google News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 23:14

MyHighPlains

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
MyHighPlains
Today the three groups gathered at the Amarillo United Citizens Forum for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Guests panelists spoke on a number of topics including taking preventative measures and the top five leading causes of death in ...

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