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Gus Kenworthy Agrees That Mike Pence Has No Business Leading the Olympic Delegation

Gus Kenworthy Agrees That Mike Pence Has No Business Leading the Olympic Delegation
- From running a think-tank that published virulently anti-gay articles, to attempting to divert HIV/AIDS money to fund conversion therapy, to refusing to protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination, to legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination in Indiana, to cozying up to notorious homophobes, to supporting a ban ...

Chinese province builds quick HIV testing stations

Chinese province builds quick HIV testing stations
- Southwest China's Yunnan Province has built stations for quick HIV testing across its rural area, the latest effort to control HIV/AIDS, provincial health authorities said. More than 2,700 stations have been built in 800 villages, or 99 percent of townships in the province, said ...

Kenya's First Lady roots for a generation free of HIV

Kenya's First Lady roots for a generation free of HIV
- First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has pledged to step up efforts geared towards curbing HIV and AIDS. The Kenyan First Lady said as a mother, her hope was to see a generation free of HIV in her lifetime. Addressing the 20th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies against ...

Tokyo hospital gauge effect of daily anti-viral use on HIV infections

Tokyo hospital gauge effect of daily anti-viral use on HIV infections
- Starting next month, a Tokyo-based hospital will start a clinical study to ascertain whether HIV infection rates can be reduced if high-risk individuals take anti-viral medicine on a daily basis, a source close to the matter said Monday. In the first such study in the nation, the Center Hospital of the National ...

HIV Stigmatisation: Bane of Marriages and Child Custody

HIV Stigmatisation: Bane of Marriages and Child Custody
- Although it is easy to suggest that one stays with an HIV positive spouse at least on religious and compassionate grounds but in reality living with a spouse that is HIV positive is a challenge on its own. No wonder the love in most marriages fades out soon as the status of one of the spouse changes and ...



The Trump Administration Is Dropping The Ball On HIV/AIDS

The Trump Administration Is Dropping The Ball On HIV/AIDS
- As deplorable as the remark was, the problem is more than the president's words. The Trump administration's dismissive approach to the HIV epidemic is damaging to people with HIV. From inaction to outright sabotage, his administration is threatening our hard-won progress toward ending the epidemic ...

Could Antidepressant Therapy be Beneficial for Patients With HIV?

Could Antidepressant Therapy be Beneficial for Patients With HIV?
- We would say that essentially physicians should treat depression in HIV the same as depression in other people, as long as there are no significant drug interactions with ART,” Eshun-Wilson told MD Magazine. “Depression occurs frequently in HIV positive people and seems to respond similarly to ...

There's a new HIV spit test that's '1000 times more sensitive' in development

There's a new HIV spit test that's '1000 times more sensitive' in development
- A research team at Stanford University have developed a new spit test that is reportedly between 1000 to 10,000 times more sensitive when detecting the virus two weeks after exposure. In a study which involved four dozen patients, this new test was 100% accurate, according to the Proceeding of the ...

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