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Engaging male partners in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 05:00
Involving male partners in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in South Africa should be a high priority at the policy, facility, and community levels, argue Wessel van den...
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Stanford-led study finds limited mutations involved in transmission of drug-resistant HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 03:00
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and their colleagues have found that worldwide only a limited number of mutations are responsible for...
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Six cities red-flagged for HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:00
The red flag is up for six cities across the country with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), an expert from the Department of Health (DOH) said here yesterday. These cities are Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The prevalence rate of men who have sex with men or MSM-related HIV/AIDS in these cities ...
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Campus condom machines planned for Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:16
Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS. "We .....
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Six cities red-flagged for HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:00
The red flag is up for six cities across the country with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), an expert from the Department of Health (DOH) said here yesterday. These cities are Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The prevalence rate of men who have sex with men or MSM-related HIV/AIDS in these cities ...
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First human study of new HIV antibody therapy shows promise

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:00
Scientists conducting the first ever human clinical trial of a new kind of broadly neutralizing antibody have reported 'some impressive results' in treating HIV.
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Campus condom machines planned for Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:10
Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS.   "We have communicated with the municipal education commission, and it is virtually certain that we can reach a consensus (on the issue)," health official XieHui said.   Xie, in charge of disease control and ...
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Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:43
One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million d…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:58
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom and drugs for MDR-TB from the tuberculosis germs will be in sharp focus at the two-day World Homeopathic Summit to be held in Mumbai this weekend. A homeopathic experiment with snake venom on the HIV virus has given rise to ...
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Campus condom machines planned for Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:16
Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS
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Providers have mixed feelings about prescribing HIV prevention

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 03:00
Many health care providers across the United States may be reluctant to prescribe an increasingly important prevention approach to some of their patients who are at substantial ongoing risk for HIV.
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Lawsuit claims AIDS foundation defrauded Medicare in $20M referral scam

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:11
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court.
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Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:42
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court.
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Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:42
One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed ...
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New hope in Aids battle as novel HIV drug weakens virus for 28 days

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:57
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): In first human study, new anti-HIV antibody has shown promise. A single infusion of an experimental anti-HIV antibody called 3BNC117 resulted in significantly decreased HIV levels that persisted for as long as 28 days in HIV-infected individuals, according to Phase 1 clinical trial at The Rockefeller University. Before its first-in-human testing, the 3BNC117 antibody had ...
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Campus condom machines planned for Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:40
Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS. "We have communicated with the municipal education commission, and it is virtually certain that we can reach a consensus (on the issue)," health official XieHui said. Xie, in charge of disease control and ...
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Campus condom machines planned for Beijing

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:36
Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Lawsuit: AIDS foundation scammed feds for millions

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:35
Former managers accuse nation's largest supplier of HIV, AIDS medical care of bilking Medicare, Medicaid in elaborate scam
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AHF Rejects Claims by Former Employees

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:22
AIDS Healthcare Foundation released the following statement by AHF President Michael Weinstein regarding a legal action recently filed against it in U.S. District Court for t
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Swaziland: Rape, HIV Plague Young Swazi Women

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:12
[Al Jazeera] Mbabane -Nokwanda Dlamini* was 14 when she tested positive for HIV.
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