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Domestic Violence Escalating HIV Infections in Uganda

Domestic Violence Escalating HIV Infections in Uganda
- Uganda has many women, who are infected with HIV and have had a history of physically violent partners. This has contributed to their life-threatening and life-reducing experiences within their families and with their sexual partners. Also, there is growing violence of child sexual abuse (CSA) that has ...



4 Your Health: light smokers still at high risk, flu link to heart attacks, many never tested for HIV

4 Your Health: light smokers still at high risk, flu link to heart attacks, many never tested for HIV
- A new government study looked at HIV testing rates from 2011 to 2015. It found roughly 39 percent of women and 54 percent of men never had an HIV test, outside of donating blood. The majority of untested people felt they had not been exposed to HIV but one in five said they had never been offered a ...

Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Rates Of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV

Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Rates Of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV
- A team of investigators from the City University of New York School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine assessed trends in the use of controlled substances among HIV-infected patients suffering from chronic pain. Researchers reported that subjects who consumed cannabis were ...

DOH reports ballooning number of HIV patients in the Philippines

DOH reports ballooning number of HIV patients in the Philippines
- The number of Filipinos who tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to rise. Based on the figures of the Department of Health (DOH), 67,000 individuals tested positive for HIV in 2017. The said number is lower compared to that in other countries like ...

Gambian Aids sufferers demand justice after discovering former president's 'miracle cure' did nothing

Gambian Aids sufferers demand justice after discovering former president's 'miracle cure' did nothing
- An estimated 9,000 Gambians, most with HIV, passed through Jammeh's treatment programmes and were forced to give up conventional medicine in favour of his home-made cures, said Aids-Free World, a US-based charity working with survivors. The fake Aids treatment not only had grave health ...

Tanzanian scientist battles HIV and kidney failure

Tanzanian scientist battles HIV and kidney failure
- When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, says a popular phrase. Tanzanian scientist, Pius Z Yanda who was diagnosed with HIV and suffered from cancer as well as renal failure, did just that by showing grit and mental strength to recover after his second kidney transplant in 2016 at MMM ...

Stigmatisation, ignorance still rife 35 years after HIV revealed as cause of AIDS

Stigmatisation, ignorance still rife 35 years after HIV revealed as cause of AIDS
- By 2020, the aspiration is that the world will have achieved UNAIDS's so-called 90-90-90 target - 90 percent of people infected by HIV/AIDS should know their status, 90 per cent of these people should be on antiretroviral treatment, and 90 per cent of people on treatment should have undetectable levels ...

Individuals with HIV at higher risk for heart disease

Individuals with HIV at higher risk for heart disease
- Since the development of this combination treatment approach more than 20 years ago, antiretroviral therapy has helped millions of people with HIV escape a once-certain death sentence. However, even with very low viral loads, approximately 20 percent of HIV-positive patients die of heart disease, ...

Why HIV isn't only a gay man's issue

Why HIV isn't only a gay man's issue
- Throughout history, LGBTQ+ individuals have encountered discrimination in various forms, and have been labelled and judged based on stereotypes. However, one matter that has plagued the LGBTQ+ community is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic and its lasting effects on the ...

Role of HIV in the desire of procreation and motherhood in women living with HIV in Spain

Role of HIV in the desire of procreation and motherhood in women living with HIV in Spain
- Improved antiretroviral treatments and decrease in vertical transmission of HIV have led to a higher number of women living with HIV to consider childbearing. However, stigma and social rejection resu.

Women with HIV less likely to receive recommended treatments for gynaecologic cancers

Women with HIV less likely to receive recommended treatments for gynaecologic cancers
- The majority of HIV-positive women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer do not receive treatment recommended by cancer guidelines, according to research conducted in the United States and published in AIDS. Women whose care did not match guideline standards had poorer survival compared to ...

Malaria testing provides possibility for early HIV detection —Study

Malaria testing provides possibility for early HIV detection —Study
- In a new study, researchers assessed a method for identifying early HIV-infected individuals and found that screening persons referred for malaria tests for early HIV could be used to control new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa. Results of the study, they said indicated the feasibility of screening ..

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