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Florida to provide free PrEP to all gay and bisexual men by the end of 2018

Florida to provide free PrEP to all gay and bisexual men by the end of 2018
HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will soon be available to gay and bisexual men in Florida for free, in the state's attempt to reduce HIV-infections. In October, the Florida Department of Health began a state-wide PrEP initiative, and according to officials, all 67 county departments .

Lesotho: Govt Identifies Drivers of Development Plan

Lesotho: Govt Identifies Drivers of Development Plan
- He also identified lack of infrastructure and health factors as the other obstacles to development. With an HIV/AIDS prevalence of about 25 percent, Lesotho has the second highest rates after Swaziland. However, the country has made huge strides in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic amid revelations that ...

Bill Gates Thinks Cancer Therapies Could Serve a Much Wider Purpose

Bill Gates Thinks Cancer Therapies Could Serve a Much Wider Purpose
- Gates made the claim during his keynote address at J.P. Morgan's Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. He told the audience that the immunotherapy used to treat cancer patients in the world's more prosperous nations could eventually be used to control infectious diseases such as HIV, TB, ...

Once-Weekly HIV Treatment Could Boost Adherence

Once-Weekly HIV Treatment Could Boost Adherence
- They found that a weekly dose compared with a daily dose could improve the efficacy of HIV preventive treatment by approximately 20%. When figured into a computer model of HIV transmission in South Africa, it showed that 200,000 to 800,000 new infection could be prevented over the next 20 years.

First SA HIV study focusing on transgender women launches

First SA HIV study focusing on transgender women launches
- The initially South African research of HIV prevalence in transgender girls was released in East London on Wednesday. The analyze by the Human Sciences Investigation Council will direct the South African built-in biological and behavioural study. It was initiated and supported by the US ...

Once-A-Week Pill For HIV Treatment Developed

Once-A-Week Pill For HIV Treatment Developed
- They calculated that going from a daily dose to a weekly dose could improve the efficacy of HIV preventative treatment by about 20 per cent. When this figure was incorporated into a computer model of HIV transmission in South Africa, the model showed that 200,000 to 800,000 new infections could be ...

Somaliland introduces bill to outlaw rape

Somaliland introduces bill to outlaw rape 
- Under the Somaliland, rape and other related offences bill, all forms of sexual offence would be criminalised, including rape, gang rape, sexual assault, trafficking and child marriage. And rapists who infect their victims with HIV would receive life sentences. The bill has been agreed in the lower house of ...

Bill Gates Thinks Cancer Therapies Could Serve a Much Wider Purpose

Bill Gates Thinks Cancer Therapies Could Serve a Much Wider Purpose
- Gates made the claim during his keynote address at J.P. Morgan's Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. He told the audience that the immunotherapy used to treat cancer patients in the world's more prosperous nations could eventually be used to control infectious diseases such as HIV, TB, ...

A great milestone': Somaliland adopts legislation outlawing rape

A great milestone': Somaliland adopts legislation outlawing rape
- Rapists who infect their victims with HIV would receive life sentences. Nafisa Yusuf ... Drought in the Horn of Africa in 2017 displaced tens of thousands of people in Somaliland and throughout the wider region, leaving women and young mothers especially vulnerable to assault. The bill has been agreed ...

Watch out for this silent killer

Watch out for this silent killer
- He was also among the first in South Africa to be diagnosed with this specific form of PID, known as Hyper IgE Syndrome. “Even though he was born with the disease, he was only diagnosed later in his life. From a young age he was very sickly. He had terrible eczema and reoccurring skin infections.

Malawian TED Fellow Builds Medical Tech To Overcome Africa's Unique Challenges

Malawian TED Fellow Builds Medical Tech To Overcome Africa's Unique Challenges
- Discussing his experience in building and re-purposing the tech needed to address a number of issues with medical, and specifically HIV treatment, Mumba explained the need to be a jack-of-all-trades in order to create solutions to problems and the infrastructure to make it all work. “We designed an ...

How Their Refusal To Tolerate Dissent Is Creating A Global Backlash Against LGBT People

How Their Refusal To Tolerate Dissent Is Creating A Global Backlash Against LGBT People
- It is difficult to fathom U.S. expenditures significantly changing minds in Africa and Asia about homosexual marriage or LGBT legal preferences. But even aside from pragmatic concerns, promoting LGBT preferences abroad is more likely to cause backlash against the very people it is intended to help, ...



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