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HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high ...

HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high ...
HIV-positive gay men in France have a very high prevalence of anal infection with strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a high risk of anal cancer, investigators report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. HPV16 was the most commonly detected high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) strain. Overall ...

People With the Virus Are Living Long, Productive Lives—So Organizations Like ...

People With the Virus Are Living Long, Productive Lives—So Organizations Like ...
- The Desert AIDS Project was the first HIV/AIDS organization of its kind in the nation when it was founded by community volunteers in 1984. Today, it's a federally qualified health center that serves anyone in need, regardless of HIV status—and a lot of DAP's clients are older people who were diagnosed ...

HIV more prevalent in 15-24 age group, data reveals

HIV more prevalent in 15-24 age group, data reveals
- The data further reveals that of the 0.48% married couples who are HIV positive only 0.04% were couples where both spouses were HIV positive. The data further revealed that 0.22% men were HIV positive with their wives being HIV negative. Similarly, in 0.22% it was the wife who was HIV positive ...

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo
- A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale the proposals “warrant consideration” to round out existing and planned measures to fight hepatitis and HIV in prison. Prison tattooing and needle-exchange programs for drug users ...

Health ministry targets high percentage of MSM for HIV testing, counselling

Health ministry targets high percentage of MSM for HIV testing, counselling
- The Ministry of Health is pushing to provide more than 1,700 men who have sex with men (MSM) with HIV testing and counselling services during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Up to December 2017, close to 400 MSM were engaged in the programme. "Targets change depending on what is negotiated with ...

From An HIV Positive Teenage Widow To Changing Lives Of Over 30000 Women

From An HIV Positive Teenage Widow To Changing Lives Of Over 30000 Women
- Kousalya was married at an age of 19 and by the time she turned 20, she was already a widow, HIV positive and thrown out of her marital home. She caught the virus from her husband, who had kept his positive status a secret from her. This is when she decided to fight for her rights and became the first ...

Winds of hope on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

Winds of hope on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?
- The announcement by UNAIDS that some 21 million people living with HIV are now on treatment uncovers an extraordinary achievement and one of the great global health milestones of this century. It gives us hope that the other 15 million or so people living with HIV can also soon access anti-retroviral ...

NIBD to screen every blood donor for five major diseases

NIBD to screen every blood donor for five major diseases
- The National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD) has become the first institution of Pakistan that conducts nucleic acid testing (NAT) of every blood donor to screen it for five major diseases – HIV, hepatitis B and C, malaria and syphilis – before transfusing it to patients, especially children suffering from ...

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