HIV

Alarming Number Of Heart Infections Tied To Opioid Epidemic

As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. It predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and...
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Five Years After Hiv Outbreak In A Cambodian Commune, Villagers Feel Forgotten

“No one pays attention. No one thinks about us”HIV-affected women in Battambang’s Roka commune, June 2019. (VOD/Saut Sok Prathna) This edited article by Saut Sok Prathna is from VOD News, an independent news site in Cambodia, and is...
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Mapping Hiv Prevalence In Sub-saharan Africa  

Having more localized data on infection rates within countries could help health authorities better target treatment  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Starting Hiv Treatment In Ers May Be Key To Ending Hiv Spread Worldwide

Researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations if the EDs jump-start treatment and case management as well as...
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Prince William Praises Welsh Rugby Star Gareth Thomas For Bravely Disclosing Hiv Diagnosis

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has come forward to announce that he’s been living with HIV, and keeping the secret has been stressful over the years. The Daily Mail reported that — just a day after telling the world about his health...
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Good News, Bad News For Crispr Gene Editing For Hiv Cure

(MedPage Today) -- "Bigger story for the gene-editing field than the HIV field"
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China Releases Award-winning Photographer Lu Guang Who Documented Nation’s Dark Side

A country boy kneels before the grave of his parents who died of AIDS after becoming infected with the HIV virus because unsafe procedures were used when they sold their blood. Horror colors the eyes of a miner with his face, unprotected by any...
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A Super-powered Iphone Chip, A Potential Hiv Treatment, And More News

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Why Hiv Patients Are More Likely To Develop Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis and HIV -- two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases -- are far worse when they occur together. Now researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism at work in this troubling health problem. And, their discovery could lead to a...
Related topics: Virus, Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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Hiv Infection May Raise Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- HIV infection is independently associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a research letter published in the Sept. 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Mayank...
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Cameroonians With Hiv Face ‘a Death Sentence’ As Global Fund Threatens To Pull Antiretroviral...

Uncertainty looms around the survival of over 500,000 HIV-positive Cameroonians “Know your HIV status” sign seen in Zambia. Photo by Jon Rawlinson via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0. Global Fund has warned it will withdraw its international...
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87 Years Old, One Sex Partner, Diagnosed With Aids

As the nation takes steps to end the HIV epidemic, the search for every undiagnosed person with HIV becomes harder, so health departments are developing innovative ways to get patients tested. Medscape Medical News
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Chinese Scientists Try To Cure One Man's Hiv With Crispr

For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.
Related topics: Virus, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Stem Cells

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Prenatal Hiv Exposure Linked To Decreased Infant Immunity

Scientists have provided concrete evidence linking the specific immune responses in HIV-negative babies to the HIV-positive status of their mothers.
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Hiv, Infectious Diseases Provider Organizations Call For In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for the establishment of antiretroviral treatment stewardship programs in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the...
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International Science Team Claims They Found Effective Hiv Countermeasure By Accident

A multinational team of scientists claims it has discovered a class of compounds which break down the HIV virus molecules and render them inactive.
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Having Hiv May Heighten Stroke Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that's a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than...
Related topics: Virus, Stroke, Medical Research

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How A Pharmaceutical Company’s Hiv Research Became Immersive Theater

Creative agency Harley & Co turned a research study from ViiV Healthcare into a stage show inspired by personal stories of black gay and bisexual men. Four years ago, when ViiV Healthcare commissioned an ethnographic research study to understand...
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Canadian Children Undergo Hiv Testing After Being Pricked With Discarded Needle At School

A Canadian mother is cautioning other parents after multiple children — including her daughter — were pricked by potentially infected needles at their school. Read more...
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Ucsa 2019

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from UCSA 2019 Medscape HIV/AIDS
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