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Over 2.1 million mozambicans living with HIV

Over 2.1 million mozambicans living with HIV
- Government estimates for the number of HIV-positive people in the country are being revised upwards. The figures in December last year indicated that 1.9 million people were living with HIV. Within three months that figure has risen by 200,000 – although this may be the result of more reliable figures on ...

Chlamydia and herpes common among 15 to 24-year-olds‚ research finds

Chlamydia and herpes common among 15 to 24-year-olds‚ research finds
- A team led by Suzanna Francis‚ from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine‚ collaborated with the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban in ... sex than in-school youth‚ suggesting that interventions to keep adolescents in school may be just as relevant for other STIs as they are for HIV.

From Jokes to Near Tears, Tillerson's Final Brush With Diplomacy

From Jokes to Near Tears, Tillerson's Final Brush With Diplomacy
- At a refueling stop in Cape Verde on his way home from an exhausting visit across Africa, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson walked through ... from food poisoning after eating a piece of salmon in Ethiopia, and few on his staff were surprised when he canceled a planned trip to an H.I.V./AIDS clinic.

39% decline in the number of new HIV infections in SA, researchers say

39% decline in the number of new HIV infections in SA, researchers say
- Between 2009 and 2016, the number of new HIV infections declined by 39% across the country, which can be attributed to improved HIV and Aids awareness campaigns and improved condom distribution in the past 20 years. This is according to the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), which ...

Huge STD outbreak in Pittsburgh suburb as health officials say 'under-24s are more promiscuous ...

Huge STD outbreak in Pittsburgh suburb as health officials say 'under-24s are more promiscuous ...
- Pennsylvania officials have reported an alarming increase in sexually transmitted infections in a county outside of Pittsburgh as local health experts say young people are more promiscuous than ever. Beaver County saw a 300 percent increase in HIV and 34 percent increase in gonorrhea among 15- to ...

Are Current CVD Risk Prediction Algorithms Applicable in HIV?

Are Current CVD Risk Prediction Algorithms Applicable in HIV?
- Commonly applied cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction functions, consisting of a composite of various risk factors associated with CVD development, are currently inadequate for estimating heart disease risk in men infected with HIV, according to a study published in Circulation. Investigators ...

HIV-Positive Patients Six Times More Likely to Have Schizophrenia

HIV-Positive Patients Six Times More Likely to Have Schizophrenia
- Researchers from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver, conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study that estimated schizophrenia prevalence and mortality outcomes in individuals living with HIV, as well as a 10% random sample of individuals in British ...

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.

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