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Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants - EurekAlert (press release)



Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants 
EurekAlert (press release)
Confirmatory HIV testing can substantially reduce the number of infants in South Africa who may be falsely diagnosed as HIV-infected and started on unneeded treatment, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Lorna Dunning of ...

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Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds - U.S. News & World Report



Independent Online
 
Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds 
U.S. News & World Report
Research also shows that people with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral treatment are up to 97 percent less likely to transmit the AIDS-causing virus to others. And as treatment has become more available to pregnant women, there has been a sharp drop in ...
SA has world's biggest HIV treatment scheme Independent Online
UNAIDS announces nearly 21 million people living with HIV now on treatment UNAIDS (press release)
More than half of population living with HIV on treatment: UNAIDS Xinhua
ModernMedicine  -Eyewitness News 
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Low HIV viral load suppression worries Kabarole medics - The Observer



Low HIV viral load suppression worries Kabarole medics 
The Observer
According to World Health Organization (WHO), viral load testing and monitoring can improve HIV treatment in developing countries and is critical because it identifies people who are having problems regularly taking their medicines, and can be used to ...

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New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies - EurekAlert (press release)



EurekAlert (press release)
 
New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies 
EurekAlert (press release)
New data published today in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. Led by scientists at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the results offer ...

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FDA approves first two-drug regimen for certain patients with HIV - PR Newswire (press release)



FDA approves first two-drug regimen for certain patients with HIV 
PR Newswire (press release)
21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) instead of three or ...

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Aadhaar: India's intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo ... - Quartz



Quartz
 
Aadhaar: India's intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo ... 
Quartz
In December 2016, Priya*, a 30-year-old HIV-positive sex worker in Secunderabad, Telangana, stopped taking her life-saving medicines. The reason: The ...

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HIV positive man describes the stigma he faces on dating apps - Metro



Metro
 
HIV positive man describes the stigma he faces on dating apps 
Metro
'I'm often asked on dating apps if I'm clean. I reply ?yes I shower daily?'. Chris O'Hanlon can talk about his HIV status with good humour now ? knowing that effective treatment means he can't pass on the virus. The main challenge he's now facing is ...

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Understanding HIV's evolutionary past ? and future - Fred Hutch News Service



Fred Hutch News Service
 
Understanding HIV's evolutionary past ? and future 
Fred Hutch News Service
Editor's note: Although best known as a cancer research center, Fred Hutch also is a hub of HIV research. This is one of a series leading up to World AIDS Day on the breadth of our work, from investigating HIV at a molecular level to searching for a ...

 


Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards ... - The Guardian



The Guardian
 
Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards ... 
The Guardian
Avon and Somerset police says the restraints will be used only when a person threatens to spit, has attempted to spit or has already spat. Photograph: Tim ...

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HIV Patients Face Increased Risk of Cardiovascular, Kidney Disease Interaction - MD Magazine



MD Magazine
 
HIV Patients Face Increased Risk of Cardiovascular, Kidney Disease Interaction 
MD Magazine
?People living with HIV and clinicians need to be aware that HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk of CVD and CKD,? Boyd, an infectious diseases expert and Chair of Medicine, Lyell McEwin Hospital, told MD Magazine. ?They need to be screened ...
Risk of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with HIV should be assessed together aidsmap

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