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Six locals a day get HIV, says City Hall

Six locals a day get HIV, says City Hall
- More than 2,000 people in Bangkok are new HIV infected person each year, or around six people a day, according to City Hall's Health Department. The department said Tuesday that 2,086 people living in the city contract HIV per year while a total of 77,034 HIV patients live in the capital now. In addition ...

Students need to get tested for HIV

Students need to get tested for HIV
HIV testing among young adults 15 to 24 years old is dangerously low. 63.9 percent of women and 73.7 percent of men report never having been tested. The main reason: They thought they “were unlikely to have been exposed to HIV,” according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's study.

Could gene editing fight the AIDS crisis? Scientists poised to re-try the risky procedure 10 years ...

Could gene editing fight the AIDS crisis? Scientists poised to re-try the risky procedure 10 years ...
- He then participated in a gene therapy experiment in 2014 where scientists removed some of his blood cells, disabled a gene to help them resist HIV, and returned these 'edited' cells to him. So far, it has given Chappell the next best thing to a cure. 'I've been off medications for three and a half years,' he ...

15% of Nigerian Youth Lose Virginity Before Age 15

15% of Nigerian Youth Lose Virginity Before Age 15
- The new HIV infections are currently highest among young people aged 15-24 years. It is important to reduce this worrying trend among the Nigerian youths by encouraging faithful relationships for those who cannot abstain from sex, and the use of barrier protection such as condoms, which prevents ...

Insurance companies won't cover gay men until they increase their risk of getting HIV… huh?

Insurance companies won't cover gay men until they increase their risk of getting HIV… huh?
- Dr. Philip J. Cheng, a urology resident at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, first took Truvada three years ago after he nicked himself at work and was potentially exposed to HIV. Per hospital protocol, he was prescribed a one-month supply of Truvada. After the month was up, he decided to keep ...

Can you be deported if you have a chronic illness? Some say ICE is sending people "to their death"

Can you be deported if you have a chronic illness? Some say ICE is sending people "to their death"
- Three years later, while living here, he was diagnosed with HIV. Here in the U.S. (and other places where antiretrovirals (ARVS) are readily available) HIV is no longer the “death sentence” it once was. Instead, HIV positive people take a pill or two every day to suppress the amount of the virus in their ...

Is there a place for a monarchy in modern society?

Is there a place for a monarchy in modern society?
- For example, both Princess Diana and Prince Harry have brought a great deal of awareness to the issue of HIV/Aids, both in Africa and at home. it is safe to suggest that, prior to Diana's involvement in the campaign, HIV/Aids was seen in society as 'taboo' and branded a 'gay disease.' While it is my view ...

Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected

Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected
- Study across seven sub-Saharan countries shows less than half of young women carrying the virus were aware they had the disease ...

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