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HIV/AIDS patients in Deep South of U.S. have lower survival rates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 04:47
A nine-state region of the US South has the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in 2003-2004 had died within five years of diagnosis. Researchers say poverty, education, health insurance, social stigma and racism contribute.
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HIV/AIDS patients in Deep South have lower survival rates, says Duke University study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:52
The southern U.S. had the nation’s lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research.
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Mental health issues may increase HIV risk among gay, bisexual men

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:03
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of acquiring the virus that leads to AIDS if they have mental health problems, according to a new study. What's more, their risk of acquiring HIV increases with the number of mental health factors they report, researchers found. Past studies have found that mental disorders, ranging from depression to substance ...
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AIDS still a very real problem: HIV discoverer

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:41
Popular across the globe for his discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, for which he subsequently garnered a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 82-year-old French Virologist Luc Montagnier has since slipped into a series of controversies relating to his research. In Mumbai for the Health Sciences Innovation Conference, he spoke to dna's Maitri Porecha about ...
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AIDS cases down slightly; other STDs are on the rise

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:49
According to state law, people diagnosed with communicable diseases such as HIV or AIDS must abide by disease control measures. Anyone diagnosed with HIV must sign a document stating they will comply by the measures established.
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HIV/AIDS patients in Deep South have lower survival rates

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:35
( Duke University ) A nine-state region of the US South has the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in 2003-2004 had died within five years of diagnosis. Researchers from Duke, University of North Carolina and the Centers for Disease ...
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HIV/AIDS patients in Deep South have lower survival rates, says Duke University study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:22
The southern U.S. had the nation’s lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research.
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Lower Survival Rates for HIV/AIDS Patients in South

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:58
Researchers call for increased focus on how the epidemic affects the South
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Remarkable progress five years after Haiti earthquake

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:00
Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system.
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Many suffered from HIV/AIDS and malnutrition

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 04:53
Police rescued 37 babies and a 3-year-old girl after busting a child trafficking ring in eastern China's Shandong province, reported the state-run China Central Television.
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Youth leader stresses vigilance vs HIV-AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 03:35
CORDILLERA must watch out for HIV/AIDS cases among the youth. Commissioner Percival Cendaña of the National Youth Commission said the region must not only be alarmed with its high teenage pregnancy rate but also with its correlation to other risky behaviors. Cendaña shared latest reports from the Philippine National AIDS Council shows 500 Filipinos turn out positive on human immuno-deficiency ...
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Walgreens Unveils Well Beyond HIV™ Campaign to Celebrate People Over 50 Aging with HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:20
Walgreens today announced the launch of Well Beyond HIV™, a national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis. The centerpiece of the campaign is a traveling art exhibit, curated in collaboration with The Graying of AIDS, an independent documentary project and educational campaign.
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Progress toward an HIV cure highlighted in special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:25
( Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News ) A cure for HIV/AIDS is the ultimate goal of rapidly advancing research involving diverse and innovative approaches. A comprehensive collection of articles describing the broad scope and current status of this global effort is published in a special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.
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HIV Kids Are High Risk for Pneumonia

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:33
A new study said HIV-positive children are much more likely to die from pneumonia than children who are not infected with the AIDS virus. It’s estimated there are more than three million children under age 14 living with HIV. The vast majority are in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers said deaths from pneumonia among HIV-positive children could be dramatically reduced by expanding current ...
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Youth leader stresses vigilance vs HIV-AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:49
CORDILLERA must watch out for HIV/AIDS cases among the youth. Commissioner Percival Cendaña of the National Youth Commission said the region must not only be alarmed with its high teenage pregnancy rate but also with its correlation to other risky behaviors.
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60% Of SA’s Sex Workers Are HIV Positive

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:40
Sixty percent of South African sex works are HIV positive, according to a study conducted by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and published on Monday. The study found there are 153 000 sex workers in the country in total. “How can you talk about HIV prevention and not talk about sex work, knowing
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Ajay Devgn appointed as the goodwill ambassador of SAARC

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:28
On the occasion of National Youth Day 2015, SAARC HIV AIDS Campaign Goodwill Ambassador, Ajay Devgn
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Ajay Devgn appointed as the goodwill ambassador of SAARC

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:52
On the occasion of National Youth Day 2015, SAARC HIV AIDS Campaign Goodwill Ambassador, Ajay Devgn
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Treatment with dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine offers considerable added benefit for some adults with HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:00
Added benefit not proven for adolescents and pretreated adultsSince September 2014, the fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine (trade name Triumeq) has been approved for human...
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Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:21
Title: Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find Category: Health News Created: 1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
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