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Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C

Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C
- The population that would be focused include those who received blood transfusion or underwent surgery before 2002, injection drug users, people receiving repeated blood transfusions (thalassemics and hemophiliacs), those living with HIV and attendees of STI clinics, among others," the official said.

Hiv Positive Dating Sites In South Africa

Hiv Positive Dating Sites In South Africa
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7 frequently asked questions about ARVs

7 frequently asked questions about ARVs
HIV attacks the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight infections a generally healthy body would be able to fight off easily. ARVs are given to slow down the speed at which the virus multiplies in the body. These drugs were first introduced in 1996. Starting in April 2004, South Africa ...

Birth control injection could increase HIV risk by 40%

Birth control injection could increase HIV risk by 40%
- In the review, researchers say that the injectable progestin contraceptive, DMPA, is the major form of hormonal contraceptive used in sub-Saharan Africa, which also has the highest worldwide HIV prevalence, particularly in young women. However, DMPA may raise the risk for HIV infection by 40% in ...

Kenya: Late Diagnosis Causing More Deaths in HIV-Positive Children

Kenya: Late Diagnosis Causing More Deaths in HIV-Positive Children
- A new study is raising concern that more children infected with HIV are dying early in hospitals in spite of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) being available, blaming delayed diagnosis among this pool of patients for the problem. The findings published in the Lancet Health Journal last week reveal that ART ...

Center for Leadership in Disability Investigates HIV Prevention for Individuals with Disabilities

Center for Leadership in Disability Investigates HIV Prevention for Individuals with Disabilities
- Over the past year, faculty and staff from the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University worked with community partners to conduct a research project identifying the availability and accessibility of HIV prevention resources and services for ..

Scientists decode the genome of the HIV variant found in India, expect data to be useful for ...

Scientists decode the genome of the HIV variant found in India, expect data to be useful for ...
- Because HIV exhibits huge genetic diversity, the virus undergoes frequent genomic changes and each new variant differs in its response to therapy. Examining the entire viral genome can thus offer new clues for understanding infection dynamics and tracing the evolutionary history of different strains.

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections ...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections ...
- Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the ...

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