Tag archive for ‘HIV/AIDS’
By Robert On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

HIV cases up in Hong Kong in 2013

A total of 559 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in 2013, up from 513 cases reported in 2012, according to a Hong Kong CHP press release today. Hong Kong Image/CIA Dr Wong Ka-hing, Consultant More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Top 5 most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STI) among men and women nearly split evenly. This number includes both new and existing More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

HIV-infected women released from jail have worse HIV treatment outcomes than men, according to Yale study

A recently published study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that HIV-infected women transitioning from jail experience greater comorbidity and worse HIV treatment outcomes than their male counterparts. Jaimie More...

By Robert On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Philippines: HIV cases in 2013 up a third compared to 2012

Assistant Secretary of Health in Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag tweeted Friday that the number of new HIV cases reported in November was 384 and the total so far for the year is 4,456. Image/CIA In 2012, more than More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Older HIV-positive men who have sex with men at higher risk of HPV that cause anal cancer: Study

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women, is also known to cause anal cancer in both women and men. Now, a study led by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing has found that older More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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 On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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 On Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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 On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Heart disease, stroke top list of leading causes of death globally

Of the estimated 55 million people who died worldwide in 2011, two-thirds of all deaths globally were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is up 60 percent More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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 On Sunday, June 30th, 2013

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 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 On Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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 Brandon Jones On Monday, March 4th, 2013

Johns Hopkins doctors report Mississippi child born with HIV is now ‘functionally cured’

Doctors say the girl, now 2, has only trace amounts of HIV in her bloodstream and has been able to keep the virus in check without medication. The next step is to try to replicate the results. HIV Image/CDC A baby More...

By Robert On Monday, December 31st, 2012

Botanical drug, Fulyzaq receives FDA approval to treat diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking antiretroviral therapy, a combination of medicines used More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Bollywood superstar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says pregnant women should shed the fear of HIV/AIDS test

Aishwarya Rai BachchanYouTube Video Screen Shot The “International Goodwill Ambassador” with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the former Miss World and Bollywood superstar, Mrs. Aishwarya More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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 Robert On Monday, November 19th, 2012

‘Zumba for a Cause: Dance Against HIV/AIDS’ scheduled for Nov. 29 in Parañaque

The number of HIV/AIDS cases has been increasing exponentially in the Philippines in recent years with much of the increase attributed to social media, low condom use and the use of injecting drugs. Public domain 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 On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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...



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