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Trump's firing sets back AIDS prevention efforts

Trump's firing sets back AIDS prevention efforts
- Trump's decision to fire his HIV/AIDS advisory panel and refusal to fill other key policy positions puts the U.S. at risk of slipping backward on prevention just as the opioid epidemic threatens to spread the virus among intravenous drug users. The advisory panel, which has existed in ...

HIV Cure Could Be Found Via Cancer Research, Says New Study

HIV Cure Could Be Found Via Cancer Research, Says New Study
- A type of immunotherapy that's normally reserved for cancer research could hold the key to a cure for HIV. This is according to a study that was published in PLOS Pathogens recently. The treatment is based on the use of genetically modified stem cells in the blood. According to Newsweek, the ...

HIV: traditional small molecules or the new biologics?

HIV: traditional small molecules or the new biologics?
- Since it became clear that monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins will revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry, the interests of small, medium and large pharmaceutical companies in personalised medicine has grown rapidly. Biologics are set to dominate oncology and auto-immune diseases, ...

HIV cases on the rise in West Texas

HIV cases on the rise in West Texas
- The number of HIV cases have increased in West Texas, according to a 2016 report by the Texas Department of State Health Service. It's can be a tough subject to talk about. But Basin Assistance Services breaks that silence and opens their doors to anyone either curious or concerned about having HIV ...

Africa Needs Investment In Palliative Care

Africa Needs Investment In Palliative Care
- New research shows that while palliative care developed rapidly in South Africa through funding available for HIV, the proliferation of earmarked funds for hospices mean programs are often only allowed to care for patients with HIV that had palliative needs. This is the same in other countries, such as ...

Surgery death rates in Africa are twice global average

Surgery death rates in Africa are twice global average
- The risk of dying from scheduled surgery in Africa is more than double the global average, researchers said on Wednesday, in a study shedding light on one of the continent's biggest but poorly investigated ... An estimated seven million people live with HIV in South Africa‚ and infection rates remain high.

Drought drives Kenyans to commit suicide

Drought drives Kenyans to commit suicide
- Some 3 million people in the East African country are food insecure as a result of the drought that has also triggered conflicts over scare resources, seen thousands of children drop out of school and ... Men and women mentioned the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

High cholesterol and diabetes common among people on HIV treatment in Malawi

High cholesterol and diabetes common among people on HIV treatment in Malawi
- In 2016, 13.8 million people were taking antiretroviral drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, yet little is known about the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors in Africans living with HIV, nor how these patterns might vary by region and between rural and urban settings. Diagnosis ...

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