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HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening - study

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:44
Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.
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Lack of access to clean water hampers fight against AIDS in Africa: TRFN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:18
By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation in southern Africa hampers the fight against HIV/AIDS by reducing the effectiveness of life-saving drugs, according to a study marking World AIDS Day. Access to clean water is essential for HIV-positive patients who receive antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, because they need 1.5 litres of water ...
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We're at a turning point on HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:23
Last year on World AIDS Day, President Obama said that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. Three decades into the epidemic, important headway has been made, argue Rep. Barbara Lee and Kenneth Cole.
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Mylan and Canadian AIDS Society Team up in Cross-Country Relay to Accelerate Canada's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:00
Mylan and Canadian AIDS Society Team up in Cross-Country Relay to Accelerate Canada's Fight Against HIV/AIDS
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HIV-AIDS crossing to general population in PH

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:21
MANILA, Philippines - The human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome epidemic in the country is crossing over to the general population as female sex workers have contributed significantly to the number of HIV/AIDS cases, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) reported yesterday.
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World AIDS Day 2014: HIV, AIDS diagnoses, deaths dropping in L.A.

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:57
On World AIDS Day, here's a quick overview of HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.
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600,000 HIV/AIDS patients living in Kaduna

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:55
Two civil society organisations- the Civil Society on HIV&AIDS in Nigeria and the Network of People Living with HIV&AIDS in Nigeria- on Monday in Kaduna criticised the state government for not doing enough for those living with HIV/AIDS in the state. The groups said no fewer than 600,000 persons, representing 9.2 per cent, second to...  [Read More...]
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Starting a family after HIV diagnosis - a mother tells her story

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:26
HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it was 20 years ago, and people living with the virus are now able to hold down jobs and have families.
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HIV-AIDS crossing to general population in Phl

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:00
The human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome epidemic in the country is crossing over to the general population as female sex workers have contributed significantly to the number of HIV/AIDS cases, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) reported yesterday. “After more than 30 years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country is crossing to the general population,” PNAC ...
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Campaigners ask Kwara for funding

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:25
The Kwara State Coordinator, Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Mr. Fatoye Francis, and the state coordinator, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Mr. Fadesere Ademola, on Monday called on Nigerians to avoid discrimination and stigmatisation of people living with the disease in the country. Ademola said there were 12,201 people living with...  [Read More...]
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On World AIDS Day, Fighting HIV And Stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:45
Fewer than half of Americans who are HIV-positive receive medical care. Advocates and long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS reflect on how the stigma surrounding the virus may play a role.
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On World AIDS Day, Fighting HIV And Stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:42
Fewer than half of Americans who are HIV-positive receive medical care. Advocates and long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS reflect on how the stigma surrounding the virus may play a role.
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On World AIDS Day, Fighting HIV And Stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:38
Fewer than half of Americans who are HIV positive are engaged in medical care. Advocates and long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS reflect on how the stigma surrounding the virus may play a role.
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HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time, study finds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:01
By Kate Kelland LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa. Scientists said the research suggests a less virulent HIV could be one of several factors contributing to a turning of the deadly pandemic, eventually leading to the end of AIDS. "Overall we are bringing ...
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DomainDiction: Support For World Aids Day Has Gone Digital

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:08
Today, on World Aids Day, organisations around the globe can join Amazon, Instagram, tumblr, LinkedIn, Samsung, BMW and many other brands who have all registered their .hiv domain. With this new domain, charitable giving has never been easier.
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HIV-AIDS crossing to general population in Phl

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00
The human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome epidemic in the country is crossing over to the general population as female sex workers have contributed significantly to the number of HIV/AIDS cases, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) reported yesterday.
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How are global HIV/AIDS trends affecting US-African aid policies?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00
As part of World Aids Day, we look at the varying approaches to HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa - where 70% of HIV-infected people reside - and how this relates to US policy.
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World AIDS Day 2014: Annual Awareness Campaign Marked For 26th Time

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:28
The 26th annual World AIDS Day was marked on Monday around the world by international leaders and HIV/AIDS campaigns working to combat the virus. There are 35 million people worldwide with HIV as of 2013, according to the World Health Organization , with nearly 70 percent of those living in sub-Saharan Africa. At least 1.5 million of those died last year, while 39 million have died since the ...
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Government of Canada and partners support new research on HIV and AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:24
Focus on men who are living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of HIV/AIDS TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research ...
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Prince Harry reveals a secret as he campaigns on AIDS - TRFN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:22
By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Prince Harry revealed one of his biggest fears on Monday - public speaking - as he coaxed other celebrities to speak out about their secret anxieties as part of an online campaign to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. By revealing their hidden fears and guilty pleasures the campaigners, including British singer Paloma Faith ...
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