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GPHC creates centre for improved care for HIV/AIDS patients

Over a five-year period, Guyana has developed an advance care and support system for persons affected by HIV and AIDS, through partnership and collaborative efforts of USAIDS, Center for Diseases Control, and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, GPHC. “Under the establishment of Presidents  ...

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PANCAP HOLDS THIRD CAPACITY BUIDLING WORKSHOP FOR PLH

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Approximately fifty persons living with HIV (PLH) from 16 Caribbean countries will be trained at a capacity-building workshop hosted by the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS Coordinating Unit (PANCAP) and the Caribbean Network  ...

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Ten Year Trends in Community HIV Viral Load in Barbados: Implications for Treatment as Prevention

Background: Treatment as prevention is a paradigm in HIV medicine which describes the public health benefit of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is based on research showing substantial reductions in the risk of HIV transmission in persons with optimally suppressed HIV-1 Viral Loads (VL). The present ...

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Address HIV and AIDS and NCDS to eradicate poverty

“Eradicating poverty is the greatest challenge facing the world today”, and HIV and AIDS and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) must be addressed if poverty is to be eradicated. This is the view of UN Assistant Secretary, Ms Elizabeth Thompson, who delivered the keynote address to the Official Ope ...

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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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Continuing treatment key to handling HIV/AIDS locally

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Founder and Director of the Antigua & Barbuda HIV/AIDS Network said more needs to be done to get and keep HIV/AIDS patients on a treatment regimen where they can be educated on how to suppress the virus. While speaking on the Big Issues programme yesterday, Eleanor Fre ...

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PSI launches T-shirt campaign to help fight HIV/Aids

The local arm of Population Services International Caribbean (PSI) has introduced a line of trendy T-shirts to its educational arsenal toward the prevention of HIV/Aids in T&T. The catchy slogan is Got It? Get It (GIGI). The non-profit organisation which embarked on a regional condom social ma ...

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More ‘political will needed’ to fight AIDS

St. John’s Antigua- Policymakers must be approached with evidence-based advocacy to create even greater political will in the fight against AIDS, advised regional coordinator of the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+), Yolande Simon on Wednesday. She was referrin ...

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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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Haiti wins international award for HIV/AIDS work

CMC – An organisation in Haiti is among 10 community-based organisations worldwide honoured for their innovative and outstanding community work in the response to the AIDS epidemic. The Red Ribbon Award, which was first presented in 2006, is handed out every two years. SEROvie of Haiti, whic ...

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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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Caribbean Moves to Protect Rights of HIV-Positive Workers

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul 19 2012 (IPS) - Thirty years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, Caribbean countries are slowly putting necessary legislation in place to ensure the rights of workers despite their HIV/AIDS and chronic disease status. In June, Cabinet approved the St. Kitts and Nevis Workpla ...

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Guyana moving to treat Hiv/Aids as Non-Communicable disease

Guyana is now shifting its focus from treating Hiv/Aids as an emergency to a chronic non-communicable disease. This is according to Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran who noted that this model is being adopted by the wider Caribbean region. “We are going to be looking at persons that need mo ...

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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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Stigma and discrimination high among Jamaican health service providers

A study of stigma and discrimination among health facility and social services staff in Jamaica has revealed that there is widespread stigma towards most –at-risk persons (MARPs) including persons living with HIV (PLHIV), men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers (SW), within the health serv ...

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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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