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Nobel Prize winner addresses advances in HIV/AIDS research

AUSTIN -- The man who first identified the virus that causes HIV/AIDS addressed physicians from all over Texas at the Scott & White scientific research gathering at The Driskill Hotel Monday. The subject was significant breakthroughs that may be on the way in AIDS research. Luc Montagnier, ...

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Improved HIV care boosts life expectancy at clinic

Treatment advances, a multifaceted treatment approach and federal funding helped improve care and outcomes for all HIV patients at an inner-city clinic in Baltimore, including those often hit hardest by the disease, researchers report. The 15-year (1995 to 2010) analysis of patients at the clinic  ...

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All HIV Patients, Regardless Of Demographics And Behavioral Risk, Benefit From Effective HIV Care

Improved treatment options, a multi-pronged treatment model, and federal funding from the Ryan White Program have helped an inner city Baltimore clinic improve outcomes for HIV patients across all groups, including those most often hardest hit by the disease. Published in Clinical Infectious Disease ...

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Turning the tide: not without prisons!

26 July 2012 - On the margins of the Washington XIX International AIDS Conference, UNODC held a session entitled "Turning the Tide: Not Without Prisons", to underline the urgency of developing national AIDS responses that include people in prisons. During the session, UNODC launched a joint policy ...

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Global Fund Results Show Broad Gains Against HIV

GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced new results today that show a significant increase in treatment of HIV and in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The results show that 3.6 million people living with HIV are now receiving anti-retrovir ...

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Stigma Takes Center Stage at HRC Panel

Saturday evening, ahead of today’s opening of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) here in D.C., the Human Rights Campaign hosted an event focusing on stigma’s role in the fight against HIV/AIDS, looking not only at the U.S., but to the Caribbean and Latin America. Chad Griffin,  ...

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Summit on Family Planning stresses on linkages with HIV services

Putting the spotlight back on family planning, the UK Government along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation organised a summit in London to support the right of women and girls to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children they have. In partnership with the Uni ...

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New optimism about stemming spread of AIDS virus

WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many y ...

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General Manager says Global Fund offers outstanding value for money

TUNIS – Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told a gathering of finance and health ministers that the financing institution offers outstanding value for money by effectively treating and preventing the spread of disease. In a speech to  ...

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US approves over-the-counter HIV home testing kit

The United States announced Tuesday that it had authorized the first over-the-counter home testing kit for HIV, the virus that leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Under the testing procedure, the OraQuick In-Home HIV test kit will allow purchasers to collect an oral fluid sample b ...

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PAHO highlights countries' progress, challenges in expanding access to HIV treatment

Washington, D.C., 27 June 2012 (PAHO/WHO) — A number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean—including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua and Uruguay—have made major progress in expanding the availability of antiretroviral treatment (ART)  ...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, Joins the March on Washington

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, is one of the greatest living moral icons of our time who was a key leader in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. His strength of conviction and outspoken activism to stop injustices-including the tragedy of HIV/AIDS in his own country and ar ...

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Forum examines HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

CHICAGO - While many Caribbean nations and even the United States struggle to get a handle on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Cuba seemingly has the disease under control, and now has one of the lowest HIV/AIDS infection rates. When the first symptoms of HIV/AIDS appeared on that island nation in 1983, the ...

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Active injecting drug users must be provided with adherence support when they start HIV therapy

Chances of achieving an undetectable viral load are equally poor for patients who inject heroin, cocaine, or a combination of these two drugs, Canadian researchers report in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Between 56 and 58% of people who injected these drugs had an undetectable viral load one year ...

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Sharing research on recent HIV infection

We’ve added a new title to our series of illustrated leaflets. Called Very recent infection, the leaflet covers key information for someone who has recently been infected with HIV, a stage sometimes called ‘primary’ or ‘acute’ HIV infection. During this period, which may include a short  ...

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UN Secretary-General presents progress report on AIDS response

t the 66th session of the General Assembly held on 11 June in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon introduced the 2012 report on the progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS. Mr Ban highlighted th ...

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UN officials urge redoubling of efforts to end HIV/AIDS epidemic, despite progress

CMC – Top UN officials on Monday made an urgent call for the international to redouble efforts to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, despite tremendous progress in the three decades since the viral infection first appeared. The officials stressed particular need for expanded services and scaled-u ...

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Uniting against AIDS

Newest UN organization joins UNAIDS’ efforts to ensure greater access to HIV services for women and girls. GENEVA, 5 June 2012 — The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the eleventh United Nations body to join the Joint United Nations Programme on ...

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Zambia: 'Media Well Equipped to Reverse HIV Stigma'

AMERICAN HIV activist Debra Messing has said the media is well equipped to reverse the effects of HIV stigma and discrimination in Zambia. Ms Messing said stigma and discrimination were one of the biggest impediments in the successful fight against the HIV epidemic in Zambia. "To reduce HIV g ...

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OIG Diagnostic Review Says Cuba Can Be a Model for Other Countries

People living with HIV represented in all key decision forums Cuba has broad spectrum of activities focusing on the promotion of human rights and the respect of sexual diversity At the end of April this year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a diagnostic review of the Global Fund g ...

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