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AIDS Experts Of Flight MH17: Cure For Virus ‘May Have Been On That Plane’

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:19
The stunning loss of scientific intelligence and knowledge as a result of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unprecedented, and its impact on the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS will likely be felt for years to come. Nearly one-third of the 298 passengers aboard the plane were top HIV/AIDS scientists and researchers en route to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia ...
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Colleagues hail AIDS pioneer killed in downed plane

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:09
AIDS researcher Joep Lange, killed in the Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine, was a pioneer of cheap anti-retrovirals for the poor, colleagues said Friday, remembering him as a man of compassion and vision. "His contribution to HIV research and treatment, and his determination to ensure access to those treatments for people in Africa and Asia cannot be underestimated," said David Cooper, director of ...
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After MH17 Ukraine Crash, Global AIDS Researchers Mourn Lost Colleagues

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:44
The cause of HIV/AIDS research will be set back because of experts lost in the Malaysia Airlines Ukraine disaster
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HIV/Aids workers struggle with loss of colleagues in Ukraine crash

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:23
Prof Ceppie Merry of TCD describes colleague on flight as ‘visionary’ fighter against Aids
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HIV health promotion

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:37
Health promotion campaigns around HIV/AIDS in Victoria have been extraordinarily successful. Colin Batroney has been behind much of it.
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AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:11
By Sonali Paul and Robin Emmott MELBOURNE/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The world of AIDS research was in shock on Friday after dozens of leading HIV experts were feared killed when a Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine, fuelling concerns that research on curing the disease could suffer. Among them was Joep Lange, who researched the condition for more than 30 years and was considered a giant in ...
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Research and Markets: Global HIV-AIDS Testing Market to 2018: Screening Assays, Monitoring Assays & Confirmatory ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:26
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global HIV-AIDS Testing Market 2014-2018" report to their
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UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:00
A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status.
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 Flight Carried Up To 100 AIDS Researchers - 'The Cure For AIDS Could Have Been On That Plane'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:58
As many as 100 of the world's most eminent AIDS researchers and experts may have been on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight, heading to a UN AIDS conference in Melbourne. Trevor Stratton, an HIV/Aids consultant, told ABC: “The cure for AIDS may have been on that plane, we just don’t know. You can’t just help but wonder about the kind of expertise on that plane.” Members of the public walk past ...
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HIV/AIDS Stigmatized Among African-Americans

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:31
African-Americans bear the brunt of the HIV crisis in the United States. They are more frequently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and more likely to die from this disease than any other racial or ethnic group in the country. There are many reasons, but stigma plays a large role. Testing involves a mere swab of the gums. The process takes only 10 seconds. It could save a life or prevent passing on an ...
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Top AIDS Researchers Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:29
The huge loss may stall HIV/AIDS research
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Decrease in HIV death rates from some causes

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 03:00
HIV-positive adults in high-income countries face a reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease, compared with a decade ago.
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Top Dutch AIDS expert on downed Malaysian plane

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:07
By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An influential Dutch AIDS expert was among the 298 passengers on a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over Ukraine, along with others who were headed to an international AIDS conference in Melbourne, an Australian associate said on Friday. Joep Lange, who spent more than 30 years researching and fighting HIV and AIDS, was known for advocating cheap access ...
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HIV researcher Lange a 'giant' in field

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:18
An HIV researcher believed killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in the Ukraine was a giant in his field, the International AIDS Society says.
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Declining Investment Could Slow Research and Rollout of New HIV Prevention Options

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:25
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international...
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AHF: U.S. AIDS Strategy Falling Short

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:06
A new UNAIDS report released yesterday ahead of the 20th International AIDS Conference, which convenes next week in Australia, shows that the U.S. is lagging in the overall global battle against HIV and AIDS and shows that U.S.
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Research on persons with HIV/AIDS not taking medication, not engaged in care

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:37
A new study describes factors believed to contribute to the critical public health issues of persons with HIV/AIDS not complying with treatment or care. The study has a particular focus on African American and Latino/Hispanic people with HIV/AIDS, the racial/ethnic groups most affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Africa: Aids Deaths Fall, but Millions Unaware of HIV-Positive Status - UN

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:54
[UN News]While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report out today warns that19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.
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ImQuest to initiate clinical trials of a Vaginal Gel for the prevention of HIV transmission to women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:25
ImQuest Pharmaceuticals was recently notified by the US Food and Drug Administration of the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to study the safety in Phase 1 clinical trials of its vaginal gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase HIV Inhibitor IQP-0528.
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National Survey Finds UK Teens Don't Feel at Risk for HIV and AIDS and Signals Need for More Education

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:25
Feature Length Documentary about HIV/AIDS Impact on Youth Worldwide to Help Generate Awareness and Stem the Spread of HIV among a Complacent Generation  Because youths (ages 10-24) are the only population where AIDS death rates are still rising globally[2], the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund conducted this survey to garner insights leading up to the release of its upcoming HIV/AIDS documentary film, "It's Not ...
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