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It's no secret that when it comes to sex, an HIV diagnosis has been known to throw a wrench in the works. But navigating this new landscape is possible -- with the right information and support. Allison Carter talks sexual satisfaction with two HIV-positive women.
According to him, NACA engages a reputable AIDS service organisation and through a collaborative and community-driven process, designs STOP which has been useful as one of the approaches to stopping HIV and AIDS. He said the previous survey revealed several social structures indicative of high ...

Today, HRC released a powerful new video calling attention to Vice President Mike Pence's history of failures around HIV and AIDS prevention. “Mike Pence has spent his career putting people in danger by denying them access to HIV prevention and treatment,” said Ashland Johnson, HRC's Director of ...
Northwell's Center for AIDS Research and Treatment in Manhasset has targeted several so-called hot zones of HIV infection — all communities with significant African-American populations — as areas for outreach. The center's director named Hempstead, Westbury and Huntington Station as hot zones for ...
A team led by scientists from the University of Hong Kong has developed a new antibody drug that will not only protect people from contracting HIV but also serve as a long-acting treatment for the virus, unlike current medication that must be taken daily. But there will need to be a further battery of tests ...
The number of people living with HIV in New York is now at 130,000, more than 6,000 of them on Long Island, according to newly released data from North Shore University Hospital. In Queens, there are 18,000. Dr. Joseph McGowan is calling for more testing and more treatment. "Our goal in New York ...

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don't raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates. The U.S. scientists said their findings should ease worries among expectant mothers treated ...
WASHINGTON — The HIV and AIDS epidemic could become uncontained if current funding trends continue, warned one of the founding architects of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. “We are, in my view, at highest risk ever of losing control of the epidemic since all of this ...
In his remarks, as reported by The Hill on March 30th, Dr. Rosenfeld cited the advances made in therapeutics, including HIV prophylaxis, and the resources now widely available to at-risk populations, including condoms and screening programs. However, advocates within the HIV/AIDS arena note that ...
In this cross-sectional study, investigators reviewed observational trial data of 340 patients with primary HIV-1 infection and their partners. Using phylogenetic distance analysis of HIV-1 envelope (env) sequences, the investigators confirmed a total of 36 (72%) transmission partner-pairs. Ultimately, only 31 ...
The Hill: American leadership against deadly epidemics reaches a decision point. Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight. “What is the end goal of America's considerable investment in tackling the deadliest infectious diseases of our time? Americans should be proud that U.S. leadership ...
A large proportion of hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced the failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study investigators say that many of those now dying of AIDS are aware of their ...
(WTXL) - A statewide protest for HIV/AIDS healthcare access reached the Capital City Thursday. The AIDS ... The organization is upset that Florida Medicaid did not renew a contract with Positive Healthcare, which says it has been helping HIV patients get care for almost 20 years. Organizers tell us this ...
With college students still at a high risk of acquiring HIV, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has released a comprehensive guide to HIV prevention, treatment ... Although the overall rate for HIV infection in the U.S. has declined, people between the ages of 14 and 24 continue to be at high risk.
For years, HIV-positive individuals were prohibited from donating their organs after death. However, due to recent changes in federal and state law, Duke recently performed its first HIV-positive organ transplant. In December 2017, Tennessee native Stanley Boling—who is HIV positive—underwent ...
In Miami-Dade County, where it's hard for anyone to find affordable housing, the need is urgent if you have HIV or AIDS. Those who study the connection say housing insecurity contributes to poor health outcomes for this population because it intensifies stress and interferes with their life-preserving medical ...
Apple's new red-colored iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are more than just a bright new shade to match your outfit. The new iPhones are part of (Product)RED, and a portion of every sale goes directly to the non-profit, The Global Fund, to help fight HIV and AIDS. Since it partnered up with (RED) in 2006, Apple has ...

HRC Foundation released a new comprehensive guide for college administrators, staff and students outlining many of the critical steps higher educational institutions can take to improve student health and wellbeing. The release of the new guide coincides with National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness ...
A big part of Washington D.C.'s plan to get its HIV rate down is to get more uninfected people on PrEP, a two-medicine combination pill that's also sold under the brand name Truvada. When taken daily by people who are at high risk for contracting HIV via sex or shared needles with someone who is ...
An estimated 1.1 million Americans are infected with HIV as of 2015, according to a report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, 1 in 7 or about 15% of those individuals are unaware of their HIV status, an indication of how many people would benefit from information about ...
The CDC reports that in the decades since the first AIDS cases were reported in Los Angeles and New York City in 1981, the epicenter of the nation's HIV epidemic has shifted from urban centers along the coasts to the 16 states and District of Columbia that make up the South. The South now experiences ...
During earlier proceedings, Bell also pleaded guilty to the attempted transition of HIV and other child sex abuse charges. The mother of one of Bell's victims detailed in a letter to the court that she takes her son every six months to be tested for the disease, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases, and ...
PANAMA CITY, FL (WMBB) — A Panama City woman is accused of having an illegal sexual relationship with a juvenile that allegedly resulted in four pregnancies and the transmission of HIV to the victim. Starting in 2016, the suspect, Desaree-Rose Levingston, 22, engaged in sexual activity with the victim, ...
Grindr has enabled a feature that will regularly remind users to get tested for HIV. The app now contains an opt-in option to receive notifications every three or six months, providing testing reminders to its 3.6 million daily users. “We felt this update would be a great way to make an immediate impact within ...
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS is advocating to states in the country to increase their HIV/AIDS media awareness campaign, with emphasis on state owned media as vehicles to delivering HIV prevention messages. “Nigeria's HIV epidemic still remains a major public health challenge, going by ...
Total spending on HIV drugs has increased 3-fold since 2007, outpacing the estimated growth in overall drug spending by a staggering 60%. In an effort to make HIV treatment more affordable in the United States, Mylan's ARVs will be “discounted significantly” compared with similar medicines available on ...
After years of public health efforts, health care at the Los Angeles County Jail has significantly improved, and the facility now typically provides full access to treatment for inmates who have HIV — including medications that keep their disease in check. When they are released, however, many former inmates ...
BATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man they say lied to his partner about being HIV free then beat him, once the victim tried to end the relationship. Jerrell Jones, 24, is charged with intentional exposure to the AIDS virus and simple battery. According to the affidavit, Jones and the victim met on a dating ...
South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high rates of HIV infection in women are stubbornly refusing to decline is, seemingly unfairly, because women are more likely to be ...
Design on a Dime, the annual fundraiser hosted by Housing Works, returns to New York City over April 26 to 28 with a focus on raising awareness for HIV and AIDS in Texas, which has one of the country's highest rates of HIV diagnoses. The event features vignettes from designers—including special ...
The burden of diabetes and prediabetes is rapidly increasing in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to research published in Epidemiology. The use of ART in patients with HIV has led to a significant drop in AIDS-related opportunistic infections, but long-term ART use is ...
After characterizing the FIV RT crystal structure, the research team evaluated the binding affinity of three NNRTIs—delavirdine, efavirenz, and rilpivirine—to FIV RT and HIV-1 RT. Delavirdine, a first-generation NNRTI, and efavirenz, a second-generation NNRTI, did not bind to FIV RT. Notably, rilpivirine, a ...
The Dutch Health Council wants the government to make HIV prevention pill Prep available to population groups that are at higher risk of being infected by the virus, such as homosexual men. According to the Health Council, the pill is medically- and cost effective and should be considered "essential care" ...
Jay Inslee signed a bill repealing a pair of laws that governed consent for HIV testing — meaning healthcare providers and the state no longer need the consent of a guardian before testing a baby for HIV. It marked the end of more than a decade of advocacy for Jones. “Last night I was up most of the night ...
In 2015, opioid use resulted in an HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana, with 181 individuals diagnosed with HIV by year-end, most of whom were co-infected with hepatitis C (HCV)., In response to this outbreak and the threat posed by the opioid epidemic more broadly, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
HealthDay News — The burden of two of the most common symptoms in patients living with HIV – fatigue and muscle aches/joint pains – is higher in women, according to a study published online March 5 in Menopause. Rebecca Schnall, PhD, MPH, RN, from Columbia University in New York City, and ...
But perhaps an equally stark example of how Americans have criminalized certain socially “disreputable” diseases is the justice system's approach to the HIV-AIDS epidemic that swept through US gay communities in the 1980s. The harmful after-effects of that approach linger today. Some 28 states have ...
In an effort to shrink the global AIDS epidemic, the world's largest gay dating app is changing its software this week to urge millions of users to get frequent H.I.V. tests. Grindr, which claims to have 3.3 million daily users from every country in the world, will send men who opt into the service a reminder every ...
Turkey's state-run aid agency is working in association with South African authorities to help refurbish orphanages, particularly those for children born with HIV/AIDS. ''One of the most recent projects we have taken on is to improve the building structure and support the building maintenance needs of ...
The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari—the new UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and the Promotion of Treatment for Children Living with HIV in Nigeria—has vowed to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the country.
HIV Alliance is celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week by offering increased hours Monday through Friday for free HIV testing and resources. Human immunodeficiency virus disproportionately impacts the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to HIV Alliance program director ...
In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, every patient sought HIV care. Now only about 10 percent of its 30,000-plus patients are HIV-positive, said Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director for infectious diseases. Primary care services were added for adults with HIV in 1988, then extended to all adults in 1995. In 1999 ...
The Galveston County Health District said it's working with the Department of State Health Services to figure out how many people are possibly at risk. (Source: Pixabay). (RNN) – Thousands of patients of a Texas health clinic chain may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV because of ...
South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high rates of HIV infection in women are stubbornly refusing to decline is, seemingly unfairly, because women are more likely to be ...
Research and improved treatments are now enabling more and more people with HIV to lead better-quality lives and live longer than ever before. Though therapies for HIV have come on in leaps and bounds, if the condition progresses, it is still a "significant cause of death" among specific populations.
BATON ROUGE – A House committee voted Wednesday to reconstitute a commission that is trying to slow the spread of HIV, which affects nearly 22,000 Louisiana residents. Overall, Louisiana had the second highest rate in the nation of AIDS cases per 100,000 people, after the District of Columbia, and ...
Harare — The rates of adolescents' pregnancy and HIV/AIDS are on the rise in Zimbabwe as the youngsters fail to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Without free and informative access to health services that include contraceptives, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ...
TDF2, a study on heterosexuals, was affected by a low retention rate, but it did show a 62% reduction in HIV-1 infection among those completing the study. Finally, in Partners PrEP — a study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples — TDF/FTC had 75% efficacy in preventing new HIV-1 infections. Bone density was shown to ...
Recent studies have reported an increased prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among HIV positive patients. It is clear that the widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy is improving the survival of patients with HIV. Since HIV patients are living longer, healthcare practitioners ...
Cape Town - New research says the country is making considerable progress in the fight against HIV/Aids, as new infections decreased by 39%. Research from the Institute for Race Relations (IRR) shows new HIV/Aids infections declined countrywide from 437705 to 266 931 between 2009 and 2016.


 

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