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Discrimination will lead to loss in battle against HIV

Discrimination will lead to loss in battle against HIV
- Discrimination will lead to loss in battle against HIV ... Transgender people carry the highest and biggest burden of HIV, being 49 times more likely to contract the virus. Over the past ... These groups are the most affected by HIV and Aids but are forgotten when it comes to the war against the disease.

Colonialists may be to blame for high HIV in women - study

Colonialists may be to blame for high HIV in women - study
- A new study suggests Kenya's colonial past has contributed to the higher rates of women living with HIV compared to men. More women than men are now HIV-positive in the country, and the number of new infections among women is also higher. The peer-reviewed paper - Legal Origins and Female ...



HIV antibody tested on monkeys potentially effective

HIV antibody tested on monkeys potentially effective
- A new study released on Sunday showed that about half of a group of monkeys, infused with a broadly neutralizing antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound, had the virus suppressed for nearly six months without additional treatment.

Priorities for Decreasing Morbidity and Mortality in Children With Advanced HIV Disease

Priorities for Decreasing Morbidity and Mortality in Children With Advanced HIV Disease
- Early mortality and morbidity remain high in children initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART), especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Many children still present with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Tuberculosis, pneumonia, and severe bacterial infections are the main causes of ...

Rates of HIV/AIDS in South Africa Continue to Decline with Help

Rates of HIV/AIDS in South Africa Continue to Decline with Help
- South African citizens are seeing a reduction in HIV and AIDS infections contracted throughout the country. The country has the world's largest concentration of people with HIV and AIDS; approximately 7.1 million people struggle with the illness. Nineteen percent of the world's HIV/AIDS ...

Biological changes during, after pregnancy may increase HIV risk in women

Biological changes during, after pregnancy may increase HIV risk in women
- Biological changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period may increase a woman's risk for HIV, according to findings presented at CROI. The results of an observational study conducted in Africa among serodiscordant couples with an HIV-infected male partner showed that the risk for ...

High-Risk Patients Unaware of New HIV Testing Options

High-Risk Patients Unaware of New HIV Testing Options
- Researchers at several New York institutions conducted in-depth interviews with 30 young, black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women to gauge their knowledge of and preferences for various HIV testing options. They found that concerns about accuracy, privacy and stigma were ...

Aids infection rates on the rise amongst young people

Aids infection rates on the rise amongst young people
- A new campaign has been launched to secure funding for HIV research after it was revealed that youth infection rates were rising. The It Ain't Over campaign, run by Restless Development and Youth Stop Aids, aims to increase funding and education surrounding HIV and Aids. Aids is still one of the ...

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