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20 July 2017
WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and...
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19 July 2017
In Kenya, nearly 19 percent of the population is 15 to 24 years of age, and the unemployment rate for this age group is more than 22 percent. FHI 360’s APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde project responded to this situation by helping...
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10 July 2017
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Add City College of New York scientists to the list with a rapid method to access new molecules that could...
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26 June 2017
A randomized trial of clinical outcomes for patients with drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis underscores that new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease are critically needed, authors of a report in the July Clinical...
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22 June 2017
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their list of medicines deemed ‘essential’ as part of a well-functioning health system. That is, the drugs that every person should have access to, should they need it, no matter where...
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21 June 2017
When ministers of health and leaders of other government offices and agencies worldwide gather in Moscow this November for a Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, they will face the task of agreeing to make enough changes to what they are...
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20 June 2017
For decades, HIV has successfully evaded all efforts to create an effective vaccine but researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) are steadily inching closer. Their latest study...
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16 June 2017
Young people living with HIV have, with support from UNAIDS and youth leaders, begun an innovative and unprecedented partnership to strengthen South–South collaboration between networks of young people living with HIV in Latin America and the...
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15 June 2017
The 20th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines was published on 6 June this year, with a number of important new additions, including a recommendation by the Expert Committee on the Selection of Essential Medicines that WHO develop an Essential...
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13 June 2017
The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United States report in AIDS. Analysis by age group showed that fracture incidence among men in...
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12 June 2017
There is a high prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. Overall, 27% of HIV-positive men and 4% of HIV-positive women reported...
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12 June 2017
A study recently published in PLoS One found continued antiretroviral therapy (ART) to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.“This is the first large multicenter randomized clinical trial to...
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2 June 2017
Young women in Zimbabwe have an especially high risk of infection with HIV if they have a sexual partner who is ten or more years older, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Such inter-generational relationships increased the...
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1 June 2017
Bottom Line: A study of Senegalese women showed that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus.Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer...
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31 May 2017
A high proportion of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) successfully treated for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions experience a recurrence of disease within 18 months, investigators from Barcelona report in the online edition of ...
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29 May 2017
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design. The development was possible thanks to previous studies at TSRI showing the structures of a protein on HIV’s surface, called the envelope...
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27 May 2017
To support countries to integrate human rights principles in their HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) jointly launched two mutually supportive technical...
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18 May 2017
An integrated programme offering medication-assisted drug addiction treatment and services aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission led to improved outcomes for opioid-dependent HIV-positive mothers and their babies, according to a...
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20 April 2017
Volunteers and faith communities join to push HIV testing and treatment for children It looks like any other meeting in the yard of a church health center — people sitting in plastic lawn chairs, sheltering from the midday sun under the shade...
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7 April 2017
A major challenge in the development of an HIV vaccine is the fact that the virus is continually evolving, and it is very difficult to predict which direction it will take. Now, a new study shows how ideas from two disparate fields - stock price...
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3 April 2017
Rigorous as it may be, biomedical tuberculosis (TB) research has not succeeded in curing a once-curable disease.This is the premise of medical anthropology and the medical humanities. It is with this in mind that UCT anthropologists began the...
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3 April 2017
The AIDS response in Africa has come a long way and the continent is seeing results in many areas, including the dramatic reduction in the number of babies being born with HIV and an equally dramatic increase in access to HIV treatment. Nevertheless...
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31 March 2017
People with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection have an increased risk of non-AIDS-defining cancers compared to people with HIV mono-infection, investigators from Spain report in the online edition of AIDS. Even after hepatocellular...
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30 March 2017
Effective care and prevention strategies have managed to reduce the spread of HIV in the U.S. and other resource-rich countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 25 million are infected, the epidemic rages — as does the debate over how to...