CD4

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The TEMPRANO study presented as an oral late breaker looked at timing of TB prophylaxis and the timing of ART in TB-endemic countries.
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21 October 2014
Helminth infections are common in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe. Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are infected with at least one helminth species.[1] These areas of heavy helminth burden have significant geographic overlap...
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19 September 2013
The cost to treat HIV-positive people with second- and third-line antiretrovirals (ARVs) jumps by a respective 24 and 41 percent compared with first-line therapies, reports the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP). Treatment for those...
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Patients who receive antiretroviral therapy less than 6 months after becoming infected with HIV have a smaller HIV reservoir while receiving long-term therapy, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have found.
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14 March 2013
Kampala - The Ugandan government's draft 2013/2014 budget allocates US$38.5 million to enrol a further 100,000 people living with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. But activists say the money, while welcome in a country still...
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29 January 2013
Thandeka Vinjwa - Lusikisiki – Stigma and ignorance around HIV nearly cost Nozibele Mditshwa her life. This 42-year old mother of two was born and bred in the Eastern Cape village of Lusikisiki. She first became sick with shingles in 2002, and went...
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16 January 2013
By Amy Coopes - An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.David Harrich from the Queensland Institute...
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The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9861, Pages 103 - 104, 12 January 2013
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9 January 2013
By Thandeka Vinjwa - Many challenges prevent pregnant women from accessing Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services despite a strong HIV management programme in the area.Although there are 350 antiretroviral (ARV) accredited sites...
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7 January 2013
Kampala - Uganda continues to fall short of achieving its goal of ensuring that 80 percent of people living with HIV receive antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by 2015, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC).Some 62 percent of those needing HIV...
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Lowering HIV viral load is critical to interrupting transmission and preventing morbidity and mortality.
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6 November 2012
By Mpho Tebele - Gaborone - Botswana needs over 25 million condoms to meet the country’s safe sex programme for the next four years.The Assistant Minister of Presidential Affairs, Gloria Somolekae, says government estimates have indicated that HIV...
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23 October 2012
Cape Town - Kenya's Minister of Gender, Children and Social Development Naomi Shaban has praised South Africa's success in tackling HIV and bringing down its mother-to-child infection rate. Her comments were in line with the release earlier this...
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Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Coinfections: A Priority in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Persons to Reduce Viral Load and Consequent Disease Progression and Transmission
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18 September 2012
By Khopotso Bodibe - Home-based HIV testing, which enables you and your family to have an HIV test in the privacy of your own home without having to go to a health facility, is one of the newest efforts to be introduced to get people to know...
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31 August 2012
By SAPA - South African and South Korean researchers are working on making a smartphone capable of doing AIDS tests.South African and South Korean researchers are working on making a smartphone capable of doing AIDS tests in rural parts of Africa...
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25 August 2012
By John Agaba -  The U.S. government is to give the health ministry $25m (about sh62.5b) to support a campaign aimed at preventing mothers from transmitting HIV to their babies.In an interview, Dr. Joshua Musinguzi, the HIV/AIDS control...
eLearning course
This course provides instruction on the flow cytometric analysis and enumeration of CD4+ T-cells for the monitoring of people infected with HIV.