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New HIV strain found in the Netherlands: Highly infectious variant makes people ill twice as quick...
Oxford University researchers found the new mutation - called the VB variant - has already infected 109 people, the vast majority of whom are in the Netherlands.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-02-04 00:14 UTC
Study identifies virulent HIV variant unrecognized for years...
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It was discovered as part of efforts to better understand how the HIV continues to evolve.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-02-04 00:14 UTC
Switch that kills inactive HIV isolated...
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Researchers have identified a switch controlling HIV reproduction in immune cells which can eliminate dormant HIV reservoirs.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-24 23:43 UTC
Two Spa Patients Contract HIV After Getting Vampire Facial...
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Facials may be harmless most of the time, but health officials say it's important to be cautious when injections are involved like in 'vampire facials.' Two people who went for a vampire facial are now diagnosed with HIV.
By ceres on 2019-05-01 02:33 UTC
New imaging reveals previously unseen vulnerabilities of HIV...
Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside? An international team led by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of Melbou
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-10 15:21 UTC
Unusual case of father-to-son HIV transmission reported...
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Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in the 4-year old child of an HIV-negative mother led to a forensic analysis to determine the source of the infection and try to date the transmission of the virus. The high virus production early in HIV infection would have made the fluids leaking from the father's
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-27 18:19 UTC
#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS...
The HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, targets the infection-fighting CD4 cells (T4 cells) of the immune system, making people more vulnerable to diseases. If left untreated, HIV infection progresses to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Here's all about HIV and AIDS.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-03 05:08 UTC
African-Americans still disproportionately affected by HIV...
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African-Americans are still much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white Americans. A new article on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community shows that despite recent drops in HIV diagnoses across every population in the US, there
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-05 15:16 UTC
Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV...
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Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:19 UTC
US funding for key populations ‘small win’ from controversial UN meeting...
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The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has created an investment fund of US $100 million earmarked for key populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, people who use drugs, prisoners and transgender people.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:18 UTC
MTV Shuga viewers twice as likely to test for HIV...
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People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:18 UTC
25 million transgender people find it difficult accessing healthcare...
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25 million transgender people experience difficulties in accessing services that can help them feel supported and keep them both physically and mentally healthy, according to a landmark Lancet series on transgender health.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:17 UTC
Only one in six people who are dependent on drugs on treatment...
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Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:16 UTC
Feasible to prescribe ART to emergency department patients with suspected acute HIV infection...
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Pilot study demonstrates that delivering antiretroviral treatment to individuals presenting to emergency departments with suspected acute HIV infection is highly feasible,
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:16 UTC
Australia has beaten AIDS but HIV continues to spread...
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The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
UNAIDS calls for urgent action to close ‘prevention gap’...
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UNAIDS has raised the alarm on new HIV infections among adults and the need to step up prevention efforts with 1.9 million adults becoming infected with HIV globally each year since 2010.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
AIDS 2016 hot topic: Reaching the 90-90-90 targets...
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The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this weeks 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
AIDS 2016: The call to end AIDS in children by 2020...
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A bold new framework, part of the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:14 UTC
HIV wonder drug dolutegravir to be rolled-out in Kenya...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Africa/Kenya/, /contrib/hiv
UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 14:03 UTC
AIDS 2016: Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis improves retention and viral suppression, Haiti study shows...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
Interventions to improve linkage to care and retention in treatment which speed up the start of treatment or provide intensive support to people before starting treatment produce better retention in care than standard practices, researchers reported at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 16:00 UTC

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