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Remembrances of AIDS and HIV Workers Killed in Shot-Down Plane

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:19
HIV health workers, a WHO staffer and at least one top AIDS researcher were among those killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Patients Who Were Research Subjects and the Doctors Who Listened - the Citizen Science of HIV/AIDS Research

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:15
Editor's Note: Flight MH17 was a horrible tragedy, with many lives lost, including HIV/AIDS researchers en route to a conference. In Caren Cooper's latest Coop's Citizen Sci Scoop, she explains how citizen science assisted with AIDS research, and how AIDS activists were able to become participatory members of the medical and scientific process. Here, in full, is Caren's post. Many prominent ...
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Circumcised African men 'less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00
A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that circumcised African men are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, reducing their risk of HIV.
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Malaysia Airlines Disaster Could Be Setback for AIDS Research

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:44
The HIV/AIDS research community expressed sadness today over the loss of prominent AIDS researchers and activists who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, saying that the tragedy could also be a setback for research in the field. At least several of the passengers on the flight were believed to be headed to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. So far, conference ...
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Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:58
Cambodia’s efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS over the past 15 years have won it praise, and put it well ahead of many other low-income countries. But some of those most involved in the fight against AIDS are worried that an array of challenges could see some of those gains undone. For many years, Cambodia has relied on foreign donors to fund its largely successful fight against HIV/AIDS. In 2012, for ...
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National survey finds UK teens don't feel at risk for HIV and AIDS and signals need for more education

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:00
The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund has released the results of a nationwide survey[1] conducted in the United Kingdom to explore teen behaviour, perceptions and awareness of HIV/AIDS.
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Global bid to end AIDS undermined by funding crisis for HIV prevention

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:00
On the eve of the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, three leading HIV and drugs organisations have issued a stark warning that global funding for HIV prevention for...
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New research finds a way to predict which HIV patients will respond better to future therapeutic vaccine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:00
A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimental immune activating...
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Why the immune system fails to kill HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:00
Our immune system contains CD8+ T cells which protect us from various diseases such as cancer and viruses.
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Homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco suffer high rates of violence

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:00
New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of...
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The browning of white fat may be at the root of cancer-related wasting syndrome

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:00
Many patients with advanced stages of cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases die from a condition called cachexia, which is characterized as a "wasting" syndrome that causes extreme thinness...
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HIV self-testing increases proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:43
Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS.
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Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:10
In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25-year-old mother says she won't tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten. "Very often here women won't tell their partners or ex-partners that they're HIV-infected," said Sifronia Filipe, an educator at the clinic where the mom is being treated for AIDS. It's a scene oft repeated across sub-Saharan Africa, where young women ...
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BSN says condom is no solution to HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:18
The Bible Society of Nigeria says adoption of right conduct by every member of society is the only means of ending the HIV/AIDS scourge in the country. The General Secretary of the BSN, Dare Ajiboye, said the use of condom was not always safe and should not be encouraged or preferred over right conduct. Ajiboye...  [Read More...]
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Joep Lange, The Physician-Scientist Before Medical Diplomat

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:14
The prominent Dutch HIV/AIDS figure made a significant global impact on treatment of the disease, especially in developing nations. But he was first a scientist at the front lines of a mysterious, just-discovered virus.
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Joep Lange, The Physician-Scientist Before Medical Diplomat

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:09
The prominent Dutch HIV/AIDS figure made a significant global impact on treatment of the disease, especially in developing nations. But he was first a scientist at the front lines of a mysterious, just-discovered virus.
Categories: HIV/AIDS

Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:13
In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25-year-old mother says she won't tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten. "Very often here women won't tell their partners or ex-partners that they're HIV-infected," said Sifronia Filipe, an educator at the clinic where the mom is being treated for AIDS. It's a scene oft repeated across sub-Saharan Africa, where young women ...
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Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:14
A nurse takes a blood sample in a mobile clinic set up to test students for HIV in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. More than two out of three of the 35 million people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the report by UNAIDS.
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Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 03:00
From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.
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In US, HIV diagnoses drop -- except among some gay men

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:23
The rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States has dropped more than 30 percent over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers said Saturday. Men who have sex with men and who are aged between 13 and 24 saw the biggest rise -- a 132.5 percent increase in the rate of HIV diagnoses -- said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Gay men aged 45 ...
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