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Faces of HIV Display To Educate Community

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:15
Faces of HIV, a traveling display of the lives of people who live with HIV or AIDS, visits Polk County on Tuesday and Wednesday to make the disease more real to the public.
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Iran sees dramatic rise in HIV infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:51
Health minister says taboo surrounding subject is stopping people receiving treatment, and 70% do not know they are infected Iran's health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has expressed serious concerns over a dramatic rise in the number of people with HIV in the country, complaining that the current taboo prevents patients from receiving treatment. "Today people in Iran are frightened of Aids because ...
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Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:47
Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law. The Walter Reed Project, which provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, said it had suspended its operations after one of its staff was briefly detained in the raid on Thursday. It appeared to be the ...
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HIV/AIDS info

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:52
Information on HIV and AIDS is just a text message away.
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Alarming

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:42
The figures are alarming, especially in a country that has prided itself in low-prevalence rates on HIV, the virus that can lead to the fatal AIDS. A recent report about 486 new HIV cases is particularly distressing because it represents a 43-percent increase over the same period last year. In fact, according to the Department of Health, 934 HIV cases were reported last January-February alone.
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READER SUBMITTED: Trinity Alumna And Activist Regan Hofmann To Discuss Stigma Of HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:25
HIV/AIDS activist Regan Hofmann, a member of Trinity College's Class of 1989, will deliver a lecture entitled "Sex and Secrets" on Tuesday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wean Terrace Rooms in Mather Hall on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street.
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LANXESS at the American Coatings Show 2014, April 8 – 10, Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, Stand 1859

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:19
Sustainable Solutions for Paints & Coatings Customers Worldwide (PRWeb April 04, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11730503.htm
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Barbados Virtual HIV Research Unit Provides Access To Caribbean Data

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:07
BRIDGETOWN, April 4 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Barbados has launched a Virtual HIV Research Unit (VHRU) as it seeks to better understand and address issues related to HIV/AIDS.
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Barbados Virtual HIV Research Unit Provides Access To Caribbean Data

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:01
BRIDGETOWN, April 4 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Barbados has launched a Virtual HIV Research Unit (VHRU) as it seeks to better understand and address issues related to HIV/AIDS.
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How the India growth story has backfired on the HIV-positive

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:06
The millions of dollars of foreign funds pledged towards Indians with HIV-AIDS have dried up. A government directive does not allow NGOs to do anything other than tell people to be careful. Is the infrastructure that once offered succor to lakhs of HIV positive people crumbling because Indians are not interested in philanthropy?
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Similarities identified between HIV/AIDS and opioid addiction epidemics

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:00
These are the findings of a comparative review of HIV/AIDS and addiction by researchers Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
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Ugandans Buying Fake HIV Certificates To Get Jobs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:09
Ugandans are purchasing fake HIV-negative certificates from private clinics in the country’s capital, Kampala, in order to get jobs and avoid being discriminated against, reported the BBC on Thursday. According to the report, Many Ugandans still see HIV/AIDS as a disease for promiscuous people without morals. The BBC interviewed many HIV-positive people, all of whom […]
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Young adults turned away from HIV intervention counseling

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:00
Keeping young people in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention programs is a major goal in reducing the incidence of HIV, and multi-session interventions are often more effective than...
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Could transplant drugs replace antiretrovirals in HIV treatment?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:00
A new study finds that drugs used to prevent transplanted organs from being rejected lower the count of HIV-infected blood cells in patients with HIV.
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Viewpoint: Understanding HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:25
The 12 of us were making the last leg of our long and exhausting drive to Fort Worth, Texas, as part of Alternative Spring Break. We were going to spend our time at Samaritan House, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and care to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs. read more
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Caped Condom Crusader shares vibrant personality and information about HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:28
If Freida Downey, aka the Caped Condom Crusader, had a super power, it would be super chatter. Nee
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CDC Locks Out Black Providers in New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement, Says the Black AIDS Institute

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:59
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. The effect of this decision is that Black ...
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HIV prevalence in South Africa rises on soaring new infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:52
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world's fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate, according to a new health study.
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Six million South Africans living with HIV/Aids

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:23
In South Africa the estimated prevalence of HIV increased by almost 2% from 2008 to 2012, largely because of new infections and a higher survival rate.        
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South African HIV prevalence rises on soaring new infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:56
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world's fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate, according to a new health study.
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