HIV and AIDS

By Scott McQuade | News & views about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Mike Pence is being praised for his response to an HIV outbreak. There's one big problem.

Vice President Mike Pence is having a shockingly good Presidents Day weekend when it comes to his record on HIV/AIDS. Pence was praised by Bono for …

Public Health

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease …

Philanthropy

New HIV infections fall in the US, but demographic and geographic disparities persist

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US fell by 18% overall since 2008, offering evidence that prevention and treatment efforts are having …

Aiza Seguerra pushes for lower age of HIV testing without parental consent

MANILA, Philippines – National Youth Commission Chairperson Aiza Seguerra wants Filipinos as young as 15 years old to be able to get tested for HIV …

First Nations forum focuses on ‘Know Your Status’ program success to combat HIV

First Nation organizations are hosting a forum at the Saskatoon Inn to break down stigmas and stop the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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Men from Latin America and Central Europe now outnumber sub-Saharan Africans in HIV diagnoses in European migrants

The latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC)<b>,</b> presented at the recent HIV in Europe HepHIV2017 meeting in Malta, show that …

Across western Europe, migrants from all parts of the world start HIV treatment later

An analysis of over 150,000 people living with HIV in eleven western European countries shows that people born abroad are more likely to start HIV …

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UNAIDS calls for improved access to condoms for all who need them | UNAIDS

<b>GENEVA, 13 February 2017—</b>On International Condom Day, UNAIDS is calling for countries to remove barriers that hinder access to, and the use of, …

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14 patients infected with HIV and Hepatitis B - Regional

SHANGHAI: Staff at two Chinese hospitals have been punished after their failure to follow proper medical procedures caused 14 patients to be infected …

Sadiq Khan urged to back national memorial to HIV victims in London

Sadiq Khan is being urged to back a national memorial in London for people have died from HIV and Aids.

London

Minister must answer questions on HIV crisis

Prime Minister Bill English has signaled that Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and his ministry need to be fronting up about unprecedented high …

New California Bill Aims to Decriminalize HIV

Californian lawmakers have introduced a bill that would officially remove extra penalties applied simply because a defendant is HIV-positive. …

Rise in teen STD rate in S.C. concerns health experts

The teen birth rate has fallen locally and statewide, but some health experts remain concerned about the rates of sexually transmitted diseases, …

Public Health

Labour promises to fund HIV PrEP pill

Labour has promised to fund a medication which can reduce users' risk of contracting HIV by more than 90 percent.<p>Pre-exposure prophylaxis, more …

Oh "MG" a sexually transmitted superbug

This drug-resistant sexually transmitted infection is behaving like a superbug and researchers estimate as many as 400,000 Australians may be …

Public Health

Melinda Gates on the importance (and lack) of big data in global health

There is an almost overwhelming number of pressing global health issues today. Preparing for epidemics like Ebola, the increasing dangers of climate …

HIV ‘may soon be wiped out in London’ after dramatic drop in new infections

Doctors in London have said they could be on the way to wiping out HIV in the capital.<p>The number of new HIV infections diagnosed at London’s biggest …

Health officials champion pill's success against HIV

"Many who can benefit from PrEP aren't taking it," said Japhet Nyakundi of the Minnesota Department of Health. "It's under prescribed and …

HIV

Muzila steps up efforts in fight against aids

Francistown Mayor Sylvia Muzila believes that new HIV infections can be eliminated by the year 2030.<p>Muzila outlined how this would be possible during …

HIV

300 Zimbabweans die in SA monthly, HIV and Aids main cause of death - Latest ZIMBABWE NEWS Online Today |Zim Latest News|ZIM NEWS|www. Zimbabwenews .co.zw|Current Situation in Pictures

Shocking figures released by Zimbabwe’s South African Consulate office show that more than 300 bodies of Zimbabweans who die in South Africa are …

Africa

HIV rate reduces in Enugu — ENSACA

The Enugu State Agency for the Control of AIDS has disclosed that those living with Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus have reduced from 5.1 per cent to …

Health

ARMM to take serious look into condom distribution

<b>SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao:</b> The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be “culturally sensitive” should the program on …

Public Health

Quebec man with HIV pleads guilty to assault for having unprotected sex with Tinder date

This is the second time Simon Roussel, 47, has been charged for failing to notify partners of his condition<p>An HIV-positive man who had sex with a …

Top solon seeks repeal of AIDS Prevention Act

A House leader has raised concern over the World Health Organization report that 70 million people have been infected with HIV since the beginning of …

Public Health

Trump’s latest anti-abortion order will force health clinics to close around the world | VICE News

The Trump administration has made it clear that it will keep abortion in its crosshairs for the next four years. The new president has even taken aim at abortion overseas, signing an executive order on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City policy ban on taxpayer money going to any NGO that …

Public Health

Obama appointee Deborah Birx: President Trump can control AIDS pandemic

(RNS) The Trump administration will allow Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, an Obama appointee to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, to remain …

Health

People living with HIV cry foul over relief items | Malawi24 - All the latest Malawi news

<b>25 January 2017</b> Last updated at: <b>7:11 AM</b><p>Persons living with HIV in Chikhwawa district have faulted traditional leaders for not considering them when …

'Global gag rule' on abortion puts $9bn in health aid at risk, activists say

Donald Trump’s executive order prompts fears for groups fighting Aids and Zika and working against child and maternal deaths<p>Billions of dollars in US aid to groups combating diseases worldwide could be at risk from Donald’s Trump’s “unprecedented and far-reaching” reversal of abortion-related …

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