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How Isolation, Stigma and Shame Are Killing Black Women Living With HIV

How Isolation, Stigma and Shame Are Killing Black Women Living With HIV
- Isolation, stigma and a lack of support are still haunting black women living with HIV/AIDS, especially in the South, according to a recent study, “Networks That Care: An Ethnographic Research Study of Women Living With HIV.” (pdf) Most importantly, these factors play a role in whether or not HIV-positive ...

Very early treatment in children limits the HIV reservoir

Very early treatment in children limits the HIV reservoir
- Very early HIV treatment in infants is feasible and safe and leads to a small reservoir of infected cells, two studies from Botswana and Thailand show. The findings offer hope that infants diagnosed and treated soon after birth will have a better chance of controlling HIV if future research leads to ...

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People
- Furthermore, some studies suggest that marijuana use is relatively common among HIV-positive people. Also, some studies suggest that the use of this herb may contribute to cardiovascular disease in HIV-negative people. It is possible that the same may be true of marijuana use by HIV-positive people.

Working through anti-Black ideas around HIV while my partner is HIV positive

Working through anti-Black ideas around HIV while my partner is HIV positive
- If 1/2 of Black queer men are projected to contract HIV, we all have a responsibility to this story, & to be truthful about our fears of it. -HariZiyad. Tweet This. Something is wrong with my liver. That's what the test results my doctor sent to my inbox say, at least. She called, too, but for some reason it was from ...

Better ways to combat HIV than seeking a vaccine

Better ways to combat HIV than seeking a vaccine
- This was soon after the STEP vaccine trial, which, instead of protecting people from HIV, was found to have increased their infection risk 41%. This was a dark moment for the HIV-research community as many had high hopes the STEP vaccine would work. Yet I fear lessons have not been learnt from ...

Health launches guide on HIV response

Health launches guide on HIV response
- THE Ministry of Health and Social Services on Monday launched the five-year National Strategic Framework for HIV-AIDS. The document will serve as the prime strategic guide for HIV-AIDS response in the country for the period 2017 to 2022. Presenting the NSF during the launch in Windhoek on ...

Lesotho making strong progress towards 90-90-90 targets

Lesotho making strong progress towards 90-90-90 targets
- Lesotho, in spite of a high HIV prevalence of over 25%, is making substantial progress toward meeting the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, with a reported 77% of adults who tested positive knowing their HIV status, Dr Thin of the Lesotho Ministry of Health told participants last week at the 25th Conference on ...

Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for HIV treatment drug

Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for HIV treatment drug
- Strides Shasun today said it has received approval from the US health regulator for its generic Efavirenz tablet used for treatment of HIV Type-1 infected adults and adolescents. The approval granted to the company's wholly-owned subsidiary Strides Pharma Global Pte by the US Food and Drug ...

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