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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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HIV/AIDS, a major health issue

Some people may think that HIV is far away from their lives. But in fact, HIV has become a major global public health issue. The WHO reported that 36.7 million people were living with HIV in 2016. Unfortunately, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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UAB performs Deep South’s first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive deceased donor

Sometime in the next few days or weeks — whenever he can adequately gather his thoughts — a Mississippi man plans to sit down and write a very important letter to a family he has never met, but whose legacy More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Knowing HIV status lowers sexual risk among US gay and bisexual men

A new analysis of data from 20 major U.S. cities reveals continued signs of sexual risk among gay and bisexual men, but shows dramatically lower sexual risk among those who accurately know their HIV status. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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HIV infections up in Europe

The number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections has increased by 8 percent from 2011 to 2012 on the European continent, according to new data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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New HIV infections down 33% since 2001: UNAIDS

The combined, adult and children, new HIV infections has dropped by a third, according to new data released today in the 2013 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic. Public domain photo/ ChristianHeldt via More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Two men clear of HIV post-bone marrow transplants

Two patients at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are HIV free after undergoing bone marrow transplants for cancer treatment, according to findings presented at the International AIDS Society More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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WHO: Earlier ART recommended in new guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new treatment guidelines for HIV, which centers around earlier antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the newly published guidelines. Image/CIA The new recommendations More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Emory releases new national data on AIDSVu, the interactive national HIV mapping tool

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched its annual update of AIDSVu, including new interactive online maps that show the latest HIV prevalence data for 20 U.S. cities by ZIP code or census More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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HAART appears to protect against heart damage: NIH

For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
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UN reports large decreases in new HIV infections according to report

There were more than 700 000 fewer new HIV infections globally in 2011 than in 2001. Africa has cut AIDS-related deaths by one third in the past six years, according to a newly published UNAIDS report titled Results. HIV More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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Homosexual advocates working with UN to criminalize ‘homophobia’

Homosexual advocates in Brazil have been joined by a coalition of United Nations groups in an effort to pressure the nation to criminalize “homophobia” under the guise that such “prejudices” are a hindrance More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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FDA approves more than 150 antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV/AIDS infected people globally

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC PEPFAR video screen shot U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg announced Sunday, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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NIH: Children exposed to HIV in the womb at increased risk for hearing loss

From an NIH news release June 20, 2012: Photo/US Navy Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National More...


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