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How a small African nation is beating AIDS

How a small African nation is beating AIDS
- AS A middle-class Senegalese man, Salou (not his real name) was rather proud of his roundness in 2002. But by 2003 ... Although west and central Africa have long had a lower prevalence of HIV than the south and east (see map), the region still has a stubbornly high rate of new infections. In south and ...

Why we should prioritise needs of older persons

Why we should prioritise needs of older persons
- Population experts estimate that the greatest growth globally will be felt in Africa where health systems are unprepared. ... We must also acknowledge that the HIV/Aids burden has played a role in reassigning roles to older people as providers and carers to their children and orphaned grandchildren.

HIV patients with depression face serious risks

HIV patients with depression face serious risks
- The proportion of time patients with HIV spend depressed is directly related to their likelihood of missing doctor appointments, how well their infection is suppressed and their risk of death from any cause, according to a multi-site U. S. study. In a large analysis of records for nearly 6,000 ...

Guidelines aim to reduce treatment disparities for people with HIV diagnosed with cancer

Guidelines aim to reduce treatment disparities for people with HIV diagnosed with cancer
- People living with HIV who are diagnosed with cancer should be offered the same treatment as those without HIV; however, considerations should be made for potential interactions and toxicities, according to new practice guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. “The disparity in ...

Organizations call for more funding to combat long-term consequences of opioid crisis

Organizations call for more funding to combat long-term consequences of opioid crisis
- As leaders in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., this week discuss efforts to combat the opioid crisis, a group of 95 organizations is calling for more to be done about infectious diseases like viral hepatitis and HIV that have increased along with it. Specifically, the group sent letters to U.S. House and ...

Meet the woman helping end HIV in her small Indian village

Meet the woman helping end HIV in her small Indian village
- An uneducated, mother-of-two is leading the charge in her small Indian village's fight against HIV. Nirmala Devi was just elected the village leader working with those at high risk of acquiring HIV in rural areas. Devi helps to link them up with local health services, encourages behavioural change, and ...



What if … Zero Discrimination Day 2018

What if … Zero Discrimination Day 2018
- What if the person you bought your vegetables from was living with HIV? Would you buy tomatoes from him? What if your neighbour had tuberculosis? Would you stop to chat? Allowing discrimination to continue is not only wrong, it is bad for communities, bad for the economy and bad for the future.

Men In Zimbabwe Complain That Imported Chinese Condoms Are 'Too Small'

Men In Zimbabwe Complain That Imported Chinese Condoms Are 'Too Small'
- Zimbabwean Health Minister David Parirenyatwa says that men in Zimbabwe are complaining about Chinese condoms being brought into the country. Parirenyatwa is reaching out to condom makers to step up with a solution for the problem. Zimbabwe has more than 1 million people with HIV.

How an 80s 'cult leader' convinced TWO MILLION Californians – including top politicians – that ...

How an 80s 'cult leader' convinced TWO MILLION Californians – including top politicians – that ...
- THIS is the disturbing story of how a "cult leader" convinced two million voters that AIDS was a “biological holocaust” and that sufferers should be sent to death camps. Political activist Lyndon LaRouche and his group PANIC managed to get California to have a referendum on whether HIV/AIDS carriers ..

How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic

How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic
- Russia now hosts the largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which, along with the Middle East and North Africa, make up the world's only two regions where the rate of HIV cases is rising. “It's explosive,” says Christopher Beyrer, an epidemiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins ...

Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous

Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous
- The scientists then used an advanced genetic technique to switch the SNP found in the African strain to the version found in the type of Salmonella that causes food poisoning and gastroenteritis globally. Finally, they used an animal infection model to show that the bacteria with the altered SNP had lost ...

Chinese-made condoms too small, Zimbabwe's health minister complains

Chinese-made condoms too small, Zimbabwe's health minister complains
- Health Minister David Parirenyatwa made the comments at an event in the capital Harare last week to promote HIV/Aids prevention, according to the website New Zimbabwe.com. “The southern African region has the highest incidence of HIV and we are promoting the use of condoms,” Parirenyatwa was ...

US Bishop roots for revitalization of Pan-Africanism

US Bishop roots for revitalization of Pan-Africanism
- Poverty among Black people in Brazil is a direct result of the LOSS from Africans being divided. He attributes the high rate of killer diseases such as HIV Aids as a consequence of the loss. Tolton says he is on a crusade, in the spirit of Marcus Garvey, the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement ...

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