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Researchers track harmful immune reactions in the brain, suggest reason why HIV patients develop dementia

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Since the introduction of the combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in the mid-90s, the life expectancy of HIV patients has significantly improved.
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HIV drug plus blood vessel growth-blockers could halt breast cancer metastasis

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:00
Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own spread throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals, according to a new report by Johns...
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HIV and Aids Bill to be tabled in next sitting of Malawi Parliament

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:41
In a bid to address some contentious issues in the draft HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, Capital Hill has said it will not submit the bill to Parliament during the September meeting as was expected. Instead, Secretary for HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, Edith Mkawa said the bill will be presented during the next sitting...
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AP Photos: HIV patients in Myanmar struggle

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half-century of dictatorship and self-imposed isolation, has one of the world's worst health care systems, with tens of thousands dying each year because treatment is lacking for many diseases, including AIDS. A center set up by the opposition party headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been providing care and treatment ...
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HIV positive persons can’t be traced – AIDS Commission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:23
The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that many HIV positive Ghanaians cannot be traced and counselled after testing positive due to poor addressing system in the country.
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Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:10
By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times over the last few months because the government distribution center at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital ran out of drugs. They keep saying the drug has not arrived from NACO," said Rekha, referring to India's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), a part ...
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GeoVax's Chief Scientific Officer Featured as Lecturer at American Society for Microbiology Conference

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:41
GeoVax Labs, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing HIV/AIDS vaccines, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer, Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., presented a virtual lecture entitled "Working ...
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:45
India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine program after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said.
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:03
India is facing a shortage of HIV/ AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine programme after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said.
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Jazz artist Steve Bedi cautions youth on HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:53
One of Ghana's most sought-after saxophonists and UNAIDS Protect the Goal Goodwill Ambassador Steve Bedi is calling on Ghanaians youth to practice safe to protect themselves against the deadly viral disease, HIV/AIDS.
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:58
By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government's free medicine programme after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), a unit of the healthcare ministry, procures antiretroviral drugs for treating HIV/AIDS ...
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2014 Louisville AIDS Walk and Pet Walk

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:13
For 20 years, the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance had served as the region’s central forum for promoting HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
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Leaky Gut -- A Source of Non-AIDS Complications in HIV-Positive Patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:31
HIV infection is no longer a fatal condition, thanks to newer antiretroviral medications, but a phenomenon has surfaced among these patients -- non-AIDS complications. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientists have resolved the mystery, discovering the leaky gut as the offender.
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Leaky gut -- A source of non-AIDS complications in HIV-positive patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:34
( Case Western Reserve University ) Human immunodeficiency virus infection is no longer a fatal condition, thanks to newer medications inhibiting the retrovirus, but a phenomenon has surfaced among these patients -- non-AIDS complications. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have resolved the mystery with their discovery of the leaky gut as the offender. Bacterial ...
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Powerful anti-HIV antibody found

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:00
Newly discovered weak spot on HIV also found in study published in Nature.
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Powerful anti-HIV antibody found

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:15
Newly discovered weak spot on HIV also found in study published in Nature.
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GeoVax to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:15
ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / September 3, 2014 / GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing HIV/AIDS vaccines, today announced that it will be presenting at the Rodman & Renshaw ...
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Overcrowding at Juba camps for displaced sparks fears of HIV outbreak

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:51
September 2, 2014 (JUBA) – Overcrowding in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan's capital, Juba, is exposing young people sheltering at the sites to the risk of HIV/AIDs. Three people have died and seven others have been diagnosed as HIV positive between July and August. Residents say a lack of awareness could see the disease spread among young people, with camps lacking ...
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Inflammatory response in early HIV breaks down intestinal lining, but help may come from friendly bacteria

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:00
Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection.
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Working Together to Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:46
The intersection of knowledge, interventions, and opportunities is helping to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. read more
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