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New HIV infections among the youth on the rise in Africa

New HIV infections among the youth on the rise in Africa
- New HIV infections among the youth in Africa continue to rise. And there is a need to fast track comprehensive sexual education among young people ...

The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?

The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?
- But it seems entirely appropriate given that the Senate will soon weigh a bill that would eliminate the excessive penalties for transmitting HIV.

Here's why I'm afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV

Here's why I'm afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV
- For the first time in eight years of living with HIV, I'm afraid. David Duran. That fear has very little do to with my infection, precisely. The daily task of ...

Many HIV patients stay on first line longer- TASO study

Many HIV patients stay on first line longer- TASO study
HIV/AIDS investigators from three institutions have found that over 80% patients living with HIV were able to stay on first line for a long time, meaning ...

Complexity of health system is “holding back progress” in HIV care

Complexity of health system is “holding back progress” in HIV care
- The complexity of the health system is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV, according to a new report from The King's Fund.



A quarter of people taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options

A quarter of people taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options
- Treatment failure was defined according to various criteria, including low CD4 cell count, emergence of HIV-related symptoms, and viral load rebound.

The future of HIV services in England

The future of HIV services in England
- This report explores the challenges and opportunities facing HIV services in four areas in England, and makes recommendations on future ...

Uganda: Innovation Fund Should Support Students

Uganda: Innovation Fund Should Support Students
- Five students from Lira Town College have developed a mobile app that enables HIV-positive people to access anti-retroviral drugs easier. Theirs is a ...

Abortion is 'family planning'

Abortion is 'family planning'
- Abortion is so intertwined with the WHO's reproductive health programmatic agenda that even a new guideline on women with HIV/AIDS contains ...

A more ethical form of HIV criminalization

A more ethical form of HIV criminalization
HIV has been criminalized throughout the history of the epidemic, or to be more exact, people living with HIV and their behaviors have been a ...

HIV positive girls used by orphanage as scavengers

HIV positive girls used by orphanage as scavengers
- Even as child labour and manual scavenging were banned in the country, an orphanage in Uppal was caught red-handed using HIV positive girl ...

Will we know when we've cured HIV if we get there??

Will we know when we've cured HIV if we get there??
- Abstract: One person out of 30 million has had a sterilizing cure of HIV. While this cure came through a risky stem cell transplant, it demonstrates that ...

South Africa Sets Up Program to Break the Link Between and HIV and Violence

South Africa Sets Up Program to Break the Link Between and HIV and Violence
- Miranda was four months pregnant and extremely anxious when she got her first HIV test. She had long been afraid of a positive diagnosis, and shortly ...

This Organization's New Campaign Is Taking HIV/AIDS Awareness to the Youth

This Organization's New Campaign Is Taking HIV/AIDS Awareness to the Youth
HIV/AIDS is a scary subject to tackle, especially among the youth. It's so taboo that it's merely viewed as something dirty and should be avoided at all ...

Daily pill decreases HIV-infection risk by up to 92 percent

Daily pill decreases HIV-infection risk by up to 92 percent
- People at high risk of contracting HIV are encouraged to take advantage of a new program that will drastically reduce their chances of becoming infected with the dreadful virus. The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinic at the Alachua County Health Department is designed to prevent people from contracting the virus by taking a Truvada pill once a day. When taken as prescribed, Truvada has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92 percent. April is STD Awareness Month, and Gay Koehler-Sides, health department program manager, said the health department is trying to educate and inform people about how they can protect themselves from contracting STDs.

The pill prevents HIV but it won't cure behaviours that caused crisis

The pill prevents HIV but it won't cure behaviours that caused crisis
- This, they say, is going to be one of the most important bulwarks against the rising levels of HIV infection that have been recorded in Ireland.

Learning happiness skills key to better health for HIV patients, study shows

Learning happiness skills key to better health for HIV patients, study shows
- The participants in the HIV study‚ who were mostly men based in San Francisco‚ were taught a set of eight skills (see below) over five weeks and the ...

Happy HIV patients 'are less infectious' than others

Happy HIV patients 'are less infectious' than others
HIV patients saw far greater reductions in their viral load after practicing happiness techniques for just 15 months, a groundbreaking new study claims.

University of Cincinnati doctors test new drug to prevent HIV transmission, battle AIDS' stigma

University of Cincinnati doctors test new drug to prevent HIV transmission, battle AIDS' stigma
- What people do that gives them HIV, most other human beings have done before. If not for the grace of some higher power or just luck, one person ...

The genealogical population dynamics of HIV-1 in a large transmission chain

The genealogical population dynamics of HIV-1 in a large transmission chain
- Whilst the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evolves extremely rapidly within individuals, viral evolution is somewhat slower on a population level.

No link found between HIV levels and immune activation during antiretroviral treatment

No link found between HIV levels and immune activation during antiretroviral treatment
- Despite successful treatment, people receiving antiretroviral drugs continue to have small amounts of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in their ...

Defective Proviruses Hinder Search For HIV Cure

Defective Proviruses Hinder Search For HIV Cure
- But in a study published in Cell Host and Microbe, investigators found that hypermutated HIV proviruses create proteins that cytotoxic T cells recognize ...

Did a tattoo artist break the law by refusing to serve me because I'm HIV-positive?

Did a tattoo artist break the law by refusing to serve me because I'm HIV-positive?
- The question comes from person who is HIV-positive and who was turned away from a tattoo parlour because of their status. They ask: “I am ...

Levels of HIV-1 persistence on antiretroviral therapy are not associated with markers of ...

Levels of HIV-1 persistence on antiretroviral therapy are not associated with markers of ...
- Author summary HIV-infected individuals who are receiving antiretroviral therapy continue to have low but persistent amounts of virus in blood as well ...