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New HIV cases up 3147% in the Philippines as crisis gets worse

New HIV cases up 3147% in the Philippines as crisis gets worse
HIV in the Philippines has been described as a national emergency, with the latest figures confirming the worst. New HIV cases in 2017 hit 11,103, which was an almost 20% jump on 2016's figure of 9,264 cases. That means in the past 10 years, HIV diagnoses have gone up 3,147% from just 342 cases ...

Sexually transmitted disease on the rise in Capital Region more than rest of NY

Sexually transmitted disease on the rise in Capital Region more than rest of NY
- Three sexually transmitted diseases are increasing more rapidly in the Capital Region than anywhere else in New York state. According to a report from the Times Union, cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are disturbing, particularly in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga ...

The Discrimination LGBTQ People Still Face from Healthcare Providers

The Discrimination LGBTQ People Still Face from Healthcare Providers
- Nelson Vergel, a 34-year HIV survivor and founder of PoWerUSA.org and ExcelMale.com, recalled, “In the '90s, most of us would not disclose our HIV status to dentists since they were particularly ill-informed. As recently as the early 2000s, I saw a colorectal doctor who made it obvious that he was ...

2800 HIV-positive cases in Kazakhstan last year, prevalence remains low, says health official

2800 HIV-positive cases in Kazakhstan last year, prevalence remains low, says health official
- “Over the past year, there have been about 3 million HIV tests among groups in the country of the population that are both voluntary and mandatory testing. A total 14 percent of the population was tested last year, and more than 2,800 new HIV cases were detected. Also last year more than 60,000 ...

Prisoners to undergo HIV test in state

Prisoners to undergo HIV test in state
- Inmates of jails across the state will undergo testing for HIV as Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS) and Rajasthan Prisons headquarter, Rajasthan ... Recently in Udaipur's prison, the health authorities conducted screening of 2119 inmates and 40 of them were tested positive for HIV.

Could a New Approach Help Us to Overcome Resistance to HIV Treatment?

Could a New Approach Help Us to Overcome Resistance to HIV Treatment?
- Clara chatted with Christian Setz, CEO of Immunologik, to find out how his company is developing a new HIV treatment that could overcome resistance to anti-retroviral drugs. Over 36 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which has led to many biotechs, including Abivax, ...

Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives
- For infants born with HIV, a rapid introduction to necessary treatment is often the lifeline between whether a child will live or die. The recent introduction of a life-saving, point-of-care diagnostic technology in sub-Saharan Africa could become a global solution to preventing infant deaths from ...

Belarus demonstrates good results in combating HIV/AIDS

Belarus demonstrates good results in combating HIV/AIDS
- According to UNAIDS, Belarus demonstrates very good results in combating HIV/AIDS, Dmitry Mironchik, head of the information and digital diplomacy office, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the media on 22 February, BelTA has learned.

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