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Average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment fell to six days in 2016 in San Francisco

Average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment fell to six days in 2016 in San Francisco
- The average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment initiation in San Francisco shrank from 35 days to six days between 2013 to 2016 as the city implemented its RAPID programme to speed up treatment starts, Oliver Bacon of San Francisco Department of Public Health reported at the Conference on ...

Assassination of Gianni Versace: Was Gianni Versace really ill?

Assassination of Gianni Versace: Was Gianni Versace really ill?
- The episode suggests that the fashion designer was being treated for an illness but at no point is AIDS or HIV mentioned. However, in a later scene serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) talks about the illness and AIDS claiming the lives of his friends. He also reveals that he worked as a volunteer ...

HIV Therapy Switch Tied to Lower Platelet Reactivity

HIV Therapy Switch Tied to Lower Platelet Reactivity
- Virologically suppressed HIV patients who were switched from therapy containing abacavir to another therapy seemed to have lower platelet reactivity to certain types of agonists, a researcher said here. A substudy of an existing phase III randomized trial examining abacavir/lamivudine ...

Mental Health, a Crucial Component to Ending HIV Epidemic

Mental Health, a Crucial Component to Ending HIV Epidemic
- Despite all of the medical advances made to this day, there are still significant gaps along the HIV care continuum. Mental health problems, including substance abuse are one of the most significant areas of co-morbidity for people living with HIV and are more prevalent than the general population.

Empowered women will help break cycle of poverty, disease, reduce HIV burden in Nigeria, says ...

Empowered women will help break cycle of poverty, disease, reduce HIV burden in Nigeria, says ...
- These factors are also well-recognised drivers of the HIV epidemic in our young women. This year's theme provides an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women's rights ...



Emory University's AIDSVu shows disproportionately low prescription rate for HIV prevention drug ...

Emory University's AIDSVu shows disproportionately low prescription rate for HIV prevention drug ...
- AidsVu, an online project developed by Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with Gilead Sciences Inc., on March 7 released data showing the number of people in the United States prescribed HIV preventive medication in 2016. More than 77,100 were prescribed ...

SA surgeon showed the world that HIV kidney transplants are possible

SA surgeon showed the world that HIV kidney transplants are possible
- Khanyisa High School pupils welcomed Dr Komal Kumar with enthusiastic singing at the start of her lecture on organ donations for patients living with HIV. In her Scifest talk, titled Organ donations, transplantation, and little bit of HIV, Kumar, who is an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in ...

Needle exchange aims to curb HIV, other diseases

Needle exchange aims to curb HIV, other diseases
- The intravenous use of opioids like heroin and fentanyl causes dozens of deaths each year in the city, and in 2017 evidence began to emerge of a resurgent and connected threat. After recording just six new diagnoses of HIV among patients who reported drug use from 2014 to 2016, the ...

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