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What an HIV Prevention Pill Means for the Future of Gay Sex

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 14:15
The science, at this point, is ironclad: If taken daily, pre-exposure prophylaxis (better known by the acronym PrEP, or the brand name Truvada) is 92 percent effective at preventing the transmission of HIV. If these groups are able to marshal the resources to back their rhetoric, it seems likely that within a few years, a majority of America’s gay and bisexual men will be on some form of ...
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HIV linked to age-accelerating cellular changes

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:50
HIV induces age-associated changes to the DNA, which in turn lead to earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive diseases by more than 14 years, new research demonstrates.
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UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 09:04
( University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences ) People undergoing treatment for HIV-1 have an increased risk for earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive disease. But is it because of the virus that causes AIDS or the treatment? New research suggests that HIV itself accelerates these aging related ...
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Africa: HIV/Aids - Uganda in Africa's Top 3 for New Infections

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 07:43
[Observer] National rates of new HIV cases remain substantially high, keeping Uganda off the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) target of having zero new infections by end of 2015.
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Including Youth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:22
Advocates for Youth Joins Call to President for Young People to be Included the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports nearly 26 percent of all new HIV cases occur among young people ages 13 to 24 years old. (PRWeb April 06, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12631590.htm
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HIV progression 'like Internet malware'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 03:00
A new model for HIV progression finds that HIV spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is the key to staving off AIDS.
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Zambians living with HIV being sent back from China

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:52
ZAMBIANS who are found to be HIV positive while living in China are being sent back, it has been discovered. President Lungu says he has discussed with the Chinese President XI Jinping the issue of Zambians living with HIV/AIDS who are being sent back from China.
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Indiana begins needle exchange in county with HIV outbreak

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 22:07
A sign points to the entrance the Community Outreach Center in Austin, Ind., Saturday, April 4, 2015. State and local health officials began a needle-exchange program Saturday where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases.
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HIV testing, counseling clinics to undergo proficiency training

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 20:00
For the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), all HIV/AIDS testing and counseling centers in the country will now have to undergo proficiency training to prevent discrimination of patients. UNAIDS country director Teresita Marie Bagasao said it should become a policy of the Department of Health (DOH) that all these centers undergo an accreditation process to make sure that they can ...
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HIV testing, counseling clinics to undergo proficiency training

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:00
For the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), all HIV/AIDS testing and counseling centers in the country will now have to undergo proficiency training to prevent discrimination of patients. UNAIDS country director Teresita Marie Bagasao said it should become a policy of the Department of Health (DOH) that all these centers undergo an accreditation process to make sure that they can ...
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HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:32
Title: HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says Category: Health News Created: 4/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Indiana teen remembered for role in federal HIV funding

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:35
This Wednesday marks 25 years since Indiana teenager Ryan White died from HIV/AIDS. White faced widespread discrimination, hatred and was even expelled from his Kokomo high school for being HIV positive. He died just one month before graduating high school, but became a leader in the battle against HIV/AIDS stigma. "The impact that Ryan White made," said Damien Center Executive Director Tom ...
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Indianapolis to honor Ryan White

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:34
It has been 25 years since Indiana native Ryan White passed away from HIV/AIDS. White suffered severe discrimination and was threatened with expulsion for being HIV positive.
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AHF: Texas Slashes $3M in HIV Prevention Funds

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 15:39
According to the Texas Observer, “The Texas House passed an amendment earlier this week that will divert $3 million in federal funding for HIV/STD prevention programs in Texas to instead fund abstinence-only sex education programs in the state.” The amendment passed 97-47 on a largely party-line vote.
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HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:49
A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. HIV specialists and network security experts noticed that the spread of HIV through the body using two methods -- via the bloodstream and directly between cells -- was similar to how some computer worms spread through both the internet and ...
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Researchers dramatically improve ART adherence for minority persons living with HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:20
Up to 60% of persons living with HIV (PLHA) in the U.S. are neither taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) nor well engaged in HIV primary care, with racial/ethnic minorities more likely to experience barriers to engagement along this HIV continuum of care than their White counterparts. In fact, only 30% of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in the United States have achieved "viral suppression ...
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HIV patients experience better kidney transplant outcomes than Hepatitis C patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:00
Findings illustrate need to effectively treat Hepatitis C to ensure better transplant outcomesHIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes...
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HIV spreads like 'computer worms'

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:03
Washington, Apr 03 (ANI): A new has found that HIV spreads in a way similar to some computer worms, and hence early treatment may be the key to treat AIDS. According to HIV specialists and network security experts at University College London, the spread of HIV through the body using two methods, bloodstream and directly between cells, was similar to how some computer worms spread through both ...
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Sudan preparing draft law to end discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:43
April 2, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan is in the process of drafting a law to protect the rights of those living with HIV/AIDS and ensure that they receive medical and psychological care. The bill, which is being drafted by legal experts, people living with HIV/AIDS, physicians and officials, will also criminalise the intentional transmission of the disease. Sudan's ministry of health revealed last ...
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HIV spread mimics an online computer virus UCL reseachers find

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:05
London researchers built a model which accurately predicted patients' progression from HIV to AIDS in a major clinical trial - and say early treatment is key to staving off AIDS.
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