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Poverty and HIV in India

Poverty and HIV in India
- Income insecurity is a significant source of vulnerability that pushes female and transgender sex workers into risky sexual behaviors, increasing their vulnerability to HIV. In my work with female and transgender sex workers in south India, the two groups reported continuous sexual and physical threats ...

Treating Depression May Lead to Better HIV Outcomes

Treating Depression May Lead to Better HIV Outcomes
- A number of studies have found that people living with HIV who also have depression experience worse health outcomes than those without depression,” said lead author Brian W. Pence, PhD. “Almost all of this literature, though, puts people in either a 'depressed' bin or a 'not depressed' bin, even ...

Transsexual 'dragon lady' who was born a man reveals how an HIV diagnosis inspired her to ...

Transsexual 'dragon lady' who was born a man reveals how an HIV diagnosis inspired her to ...
- In 1997, Eva was living as a man and working as a vice president for one of America's leading banks, but a HIV diagnosis changed Eva's - named Richard Hernandez at the time - life course, and she was determined 'not to die a human'. Leaving the corporate world behind, Eva began morphing into the ...

HIV prevention drug gets the go ahead

HIV prevention drug gets the go ahead
- New Zealand is set to become the first country in the world to subsidise the HIV prevention pill PrEP. Also known as Truvada, the drug is already being used to treat people living with HIV. Dr Tawhanga Nopera has been HIV positive for 20 years and says the drug can change the way your body responds ...

Ghanaian women more afraid of pregnancy than HIV – Expert

Ghanaian women more afraid of pregnancy than HIV – Expert
- Women now fear pregnancy than HIV. The best way is to seek dual protection by using condoms. Condom use during high risk sex are low. Anecdotally, you can realize that Ghanaians are becoming more and more exposed to this virus. Those who are co-habiting are those who contribute to most of ...

Chronic Depression Increases Failure of HIV Care

Chronic Depression Increases Failure of HIV Care
- Study authors examined the association between increased chronicity of depression and multiple HIV care continuum indicators. The findings suggest the importance of promptly identifying and treating depression among adults in order to shorten the course and prevent the return of depression ...

Abnormal coagulation profile in people living with HIV-AIDS on combined Antiretroviral Therapy

Abnormal coagulation profile in people living with HIV-AIDS on combined Antiretroviral Therapy
- Although combined Anti-Retroviral Therapy (cART) has improved the quality of life and survival in people living with HIV-AIDS (PLWHA), there have been reports of increased non-AIDS related co-morbidities such as coagulopathies. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of ...

Promising HIV vaccines could stall without coordinated research

Promising HIV vaccines could stall without coordinated research
- Several vaccines and drugs for preventing the spread of HIV are showing signs of success in clinical trials, three decades after scientists began the search. But some researchers fear that progress will stall without a coordinated strategy to ensure that the most promising therapies to prevent infection win ...

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