Aug 11

Breakthroughs bring us a step closer to AIDS cure

Testing positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered a death sentence at the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s. But new pharmaceutical technologies and treatment options are making HIV and AIDS much more manageable to treat.   The AIDS cocktail of the 1990s, a combination of drugs that was able to delay the path from HIV to AIDS, gave ...
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Aug 5

HIV Treatment Demand in Poorer Nations to Keep Rising

The demand for HIV treatment in low- and middle-income nations is projected to rise to 16.8 million people by the close of 2016, aidsmap reports. The ARV Forecasting Technical Working Group presented findings from a study projecting the upswing in treatment demand at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. The study, which defined treatment eligibility ...
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Jul 23

We Must Use Resources Better to Fight HIV

Former President Bill Clinton told delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) that the global fight against HIV needs to find more economically efficient ways to combat new infections, according to a new release from AIDS 2014, which is taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, and is organized by International AIDS Society (IAS).  "Nobody left behind" ...
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Jul 21

AIDS research dealt major blow as top experts killed in MH17 attack

The global battle against AIDS is yet another victim in the suspected downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 as six top experts in the research field are believed to have been passengers on the flight. Joep Lange, former president of the International Aids Society, and five others traveling to an international AIDS conference being held in Melbourne, Australia, were reportedly among ...
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Jul 18

HIV establishes viral reservoirs with surprising speed

In a sobering discovery, researchers say that rapid treatment of HIV-like infections in monkeys failed to prevent the establishment of persistent viral reservoirs in as little as three days. The study, published Sunday in the journal Nature, comes on the heels of news that the so-called Mississippi Baby -- a child once considered functionally cured of HIV due to antiretroviral drug ...
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Jul 17

Those with HIV living longer

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research. Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more than one-third among the HIV-positive adults in the study. Cardiovascular disease deaths declined by almost two-thirds, while deaths from liver disease were ...
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Jun 10

The Atlanta Principles Urge CDC to Act Now on HIV Prevention

Led by ACT UP New York, a coalition of advocates has presented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a document titled The Atlanta Principles, according to a statement from the Treatment Action Group (TAG), which is part of the coalition. The document provides a series of proposed actions the Atlanta–based CDC can take now to significantly improve HIV ...
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May 21

In Light of Obama's Strategy Aimed to Decrease HIV Cases, A Breakdown of HIV/AIDS Cases in West Texas

PERMIAN BASIN -  Tuesday was the four-year mark of the release of the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS stragegy by President Obama. It's goal is to decrease the number of cases nationwide and to improve the health for people already living with the disease. NewsWest 9 takes a look at the differences seen in West Texas. West Texas makes up less than ...
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Mar 1

HIV Among Women

Fast Facts • One in Fast Facts • One in four people living with HIV infection in the United States are women. • Most new HIV infections in women are from heterosexual contact (84%). • Only about half of women who are diagnosed with HIV are in care, and even fewer (4 in 10) have the virus under control. people living with HIV infection ...
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Feb 10


Overview Homeless and unstably housed youth are particularly vulnerable to contracting HIV.1 Facing the immediacy of basic needs and with few resources at their disposal, young people are often dependent on survival strategies that place them at increased risk such as substance abuse and survival sex – trading sex for food, money, or a place to sleep.2 Without access to health ...
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