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Be sexually responsible this yuletide – Dr. Sowah

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:52
Dr. Ronald Sowah, the Western Regional Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS, programme has called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to be sexually responsible during the Christmas festivities to avoid contracting sexual transmitted diseases particularly HIV and AIDS.
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Rwanda's First Lady Champions Protection of Newborns from HIV, Reports KT Press

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:40
KIGALI, Rwanda, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame is pushing her campaign for the welfare of vulnerable youth to a new level. She says a Rwandan child should be protected ...
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Stigma remains the single most important barrier to public action … — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:14
Today, 33 years later, although HIV and Aids are now household terms, the stigma that surrounded HIV and Aids since the beginning of the epidemic is still the same in our part of the world.
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MWV's MEMS System Chosen For Trials Of HIV-Prevention Medication In Africa And India

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:07
MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has received a grant to provide its Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS™) to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The system is being used in the foundation’s new demonstration projects on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and India
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Gambia: International World Aids Day HIV/Aids Among Children Decline By 40 Percent, 1.1 Million New Cases Prevented

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:01
[The Point]The United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has released a report that shows that the fight over HIV/AIDS among children is being won by the day; the agency reports that the incidence of HIV/AIDS among children has reduced by 40%, and to this end, about 1.1 million children have been prevented from contracting the disease between 2009 and 2013.
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Angeles observes World AIDS Day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:08
ANGELES CITY -- World AIDS Day was marked in this city with educational seminars as local health officers went to different schools to lecture on various aspects of the HIV/AIDS. The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that in 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV, 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus and at least 1.5 million people died of AIDS. In the Philippines ...
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Life Expectancy Goes up for Rwandans Living with HIV Virus, Reports KT Press

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:31
KIGALI, Rwanda, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being diagnosed with the HIV/AIDS virus shattered her dreams and hopes to live a full healthy life.Clotilde Kampire, 44, a single mother, recalls collapsing in front of doctors after being told she was HIV positive in 2004, "I cried and wondered what would happen to my two children."Kampire's ex-husband had abandoned her for another woman ...
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Rwanda: HIV/Aids Fight: We Have a Long Way to Go

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:16
[New Times]The Rwanda Aids Indicator Survey (RAIS) has revealed that many Rwandans are still ignorant about basic information in the fight against HIV/Aids.
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HIV: Mylan receives tentative FDA approval for pediatric formulations of abacavir/lamivudine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:00
Mylan Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S.
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Study is first to investigate rate of HIV testing in patients with specific mental illnesses

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:00
People with mental illness are more likely to have been tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new study from a team of researchers at Penn Medicine and the U.S.
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Man provides help for Greensboro AIDS/HIV victims

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:37
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When health care professionals hear about Higher Ground at national meetings, they always tell those connected to the day respite for people infected and affected by AIDS and HIV that they wished they had one in their community.
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South Africa: Cosatu Northern Cape Statement On the Mortality Statistics

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:17
[COSATU]The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Northern Cape is deeply shocked to learn that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in our province at 8.7%. These shocking statistics emerge against the backdrop of the celebration of the World AIDS Day which was celebrated in John Taolo Gaetsewe region on 01 December 2014.
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Dance aims to raise AIDS awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:14
AIDS and the HIV virus continue to affect hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially blacks. The rate of new HIV infection in blacks is eight times that of whites based on population size, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one group believes its awareness campaign can help stop its spread. Dozens of people brought out their dancing shoes Sunday at 115 ...
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Lawmaker wants anti-HIV-Aids advocacy intensified

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:56
A LAWMAKER has called on the City Health Office and other stakeholders to intensify the advocacy against Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids) in Zamboanga City. Second district Representative Lilia Nuño made the call as she considered the HIV-Aids cases of the city as “already alarming.”
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Man provides help for Greensboro AIDS/HIV victims

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 06:18
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When health care professionals hear about Higher Ground at national meetings, they always tell those connected to the day respite for people infected and affected by AIDS and HIV that they wished they had one in their community.
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More young people are contracting HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:07
A number of young people are still contracting HIV/AIDS, according to Medical Director of the Health Promotion Clinic Dr. Raymond Noel. Dr. Noel notes that the highest rate of increase in new HIV infections is in the 15-21 age group.
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Man provides help for Greensboro AIDS/HIV victims

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 00:50
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - When health care professionals hear about Higher Ground at national meetings, they always tell those connected to the day respite for people infected and affected by AIDS and HIV that they wished they had one in their community. "If you try to recreate it, ...
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DOH to intensify information campaign on AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:00
With the soaring cases of HIV/AIDS in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) will aggressively promote programs that will raise awareness about the deadly disease which infects one Filipino every one hour and 15 minutes. Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin said “stigma and discrimination” are still hindering programs on HIV/AIDS, so there is a need to enhance people’s knowledge and ...
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DOH to intensify information campaign on AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:00
With the soaring cases of HIV/AIDS in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) will aggressively promote programs that will raise awareness about the deadly disease which infects one Filipino every one hour and 15 minutes. Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin said “stigma and discrimination” are still hindering programs on HIV/AIDS, so there is a need to enhance people’s knowledge and ...
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Total takes HIV/AIDS campaign to Cross River

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:13
An oil and gas company, Total, has commenced a campaign to eradicate HIV/AIDS and other diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis and malaria in Cross River State. A statement by the group’s communication office on Friday said screen machines were donated to Ikang Primary Health Centre in Bakassi, bringing to 19 the number of states that...  [Read More...]
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