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Telephone-Administered Therapy Reduces Depression in Patients With HIV

Telephone-Administered Therapy Reduces Depression in Patients With HIV
- Rural areas account for 5% to 7% of all HIV infections in the US, and those living with HIV in rural areas are 1.3 times more likely to have a diagnosis of depression than those in urban settings, according to the authors of the study. Additionally, they are less likely to see a mental health provider and tend ...

Nigeria accounts for 14% global HIV daily infections

Nigeria accounts for 14% global HIV daily infections
- Speaking at a HIV/AIDS awareness forum in Abuja, Marketing Director, RB West Africa, Ms. Aliza Leferink, quoting the WHO, said the current prevalence of HIV in Nigeria is an equivalent of 3.4 percent—about three million people. She also alluded to statistics from the National Agency for the Control of ...

Increased proportions of HIV-infected women met cervical cancer screening guideline in 2016

Increased proportions of HIV-infected women met cervical cancer screening guideline in 2016
HIV-infected women are five times more likely to develop invasive cervical cancer. Routine screening can detect early signs of cancer and provide an opportunity for treatment. However, suboptimal screening rates are reported in this population. This retrospective study examined the rates ...

The Dramatic Transformations in HIV Science and Policy

The Dramatic Transformations in HIV Science and Policy
- This lecture will explore the history and current key questions around HIV policy in Australia and globally. Through an overview of the intersection between HIV research, treatment and policy, it will also address the implications for these policies on recent and future pandemics. Professor Sharon Lewin is ...

Can You Get HIV From Food Contaminated With The Virus?

Can You Get HIV From Food Contaminated With The Virus?
- Just over half of Americans say they would not eat a meal made by a person who is HIV+, according to a survey by Casey House, an HIV hospital in Toronto. To fight that stigma and misinformation, the nonprofit opened a pop-up restaurant where all of the cooks are HIV+. Still, to quell fears, we asked ...

High rates of mental health and addiction care use in Ontario

High rates of mental health and addiction care use in Ontario
- Studies from several high-income countries suggest that issues related to mental health and addiction are higher among HIV-positive people than HIV-negative people. For instance, a recent study from the UK, which reviewed studies done since the year 2000, found that rates of depression, anxiety, ...

Trump wants to cut HIV/AIDS funding - which could cause 300000 deaths a year

Trump wants to cut HIV/AIDS funding - which could cause 300000 deaths a year
- Trump released his budget report for 2019. The overall money slashes include cutting over $1 billion from various global HIV/AIDS funding. The cuts including $40 million from the HIV/AIDS Prevention program at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Instead, Trump ..



WA transgender sex worker jailed over HIV

WA transgender sex worker jailed over HIV
But the judge accepted the stigma would lessen with time as the community became better educated about living with HIV. Palmer's lawyer Simon Freitag told the court she had been denied hormone therapy and shampoo in prison. Judge Stevenson accepted Palmer's sentence, which is likely to be ...

Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?

Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?
- Today, if your HIV is diagnosed promptly and you have access to treatment, you should have about the same life expectancy as someone who remains uninfected. When HIV treatment is effective, and reduces your viral load to undetectable levels, there isn't any risk of passing the virus on during sex .

In India, one group uses arranged marriages as a way to combat HIV

In India, one group uses arranged marriages as a way to combat HIV
- Cheyutha, an HIV self-help group in Hyderabad, India, believes matchmaking marriages between diagnosed men and women is one way to prevent the spread of the disease and combat discrimination. The founder of the community-based organization, ​Laxmi Priya Kagitha, has so far ...

'Free to Shine' campaign to help end AIDS

'Free to Shine' campaign to help end AIDS
- According to global statistics, there are up to 1.4 million children living with HIV in Africa south of the Sahara, this is over half of all children living with HIV globally. Of the total number of children living with HIV, around 50% are not receiving treatment, and of these untreated children 50% die before they ...

Queen's University developing device with potential to reduce rates of HIV

Queen's University developing device with potential to reduce rates of HIV
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that 1.8 million people became infected with HIV in 2016, with the majority of infections occurring in young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Consistent use of daily oral HIV PrEP can help reduce the risk of infection, but compliance can ...

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