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Many still unaware anti-HIV drug now available in Ireland, survey

Many still unaware anti-HIV drug now available in Ireland, survey
- The research, which was conducted by Gay Community News on behalf of Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, found that more than one-third of 24-30 year olds – a key target group for HIV reduction strategies – did not know PrEP was available in Ireland. Only 10 per cent of all respondents said they were ...

Government Taps Private Sector to Offer Free Viral Load Testing for HIV/AIDS Affected People

Government Taps Private Sector to Offer Free Viral Load Testing for HIV/AIDS Affected People
- After years of wait, the government has finally included free viral load testing for people living with HIV as part of the its national HIV programme. The government has said it will provide free testing for 12 lakh people living with HIV, at least once a year. Health minister J.P. Nadda said this was ...

Namibia: HIV Message Not Reaching Ovahimba Where It's Needed Most

Namibia: HIV Message Not Reaching Ovahimba Where It's Needed Most
- The message on effective contraceptive use, particularly the promotion of condom use to prevent unwanted pregnancies, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, is not reaching the people who need it the most in rural communities. These are the views of the councillor of the ...

New HIV cases in Hong Kong; China boosts fight

New HIV cases in Hong Kong; China boosts fight
- The Center for Health Protection (CHP), part of the Hong Kong administration, says this is lower than the 692 cases reported in 2016. The CHP says sexual transmission is the leading cause of HIV in new patients. In recent years, the Chinese government and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and ...

Government Takes Private Route For Providing Free HIV Testing Services

Government Takes Private Route For Providing Free HIV Testing Services
- The Health Ministry has privatised testing of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by outsourcing it to the multinational health giant Abbott and Indian diagnostic chain Metropolis. The privatisation exercise will cost the government up to Rs 650 crore, Maitri Porecha reported for ...

KZN health MEC happy with impact of HIV campaign on rural youth

KZN health MEC happy with impact of HIV campaign on rural youth
- This area had a high prevalence of HIV, and we therefore intervened, along with many of our partners, including CAPRISA, Health Systems Trust and we are beginning to see an impact, which we want to accelerate. Here, I was meeting children from various primary and high school, to assess the impact ...

Risk of Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Among HIV-Infected Individuals in the ...

Risk of Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Among HIV-Infected Individuals in the ...
- Although people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) are at higher risk for many cancers, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer rates are lower in this patient population. Because these tumors are often screen-detected, these inverse associations could be driven by HIV-related differences in utilization of ...

Chronic depression leads to poorer engagement with key stages of HIV care continuum, say US ...

Chronic depression leads to poorer engagement with key stages of HIV care continuum, say US ...
- Increased time spent living with depression is associated with poorer engagement with the HIV care continuum, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Psychiatry. Chronic depression was associated with missing appointments, a detectable viral load and an increased mortality risk.

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