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Tillerson didn't do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse.

Tillerson didn't do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse.
- Although he has supported food aid for countries in need, his first priority is likely to be bolstering security collaboration with states participating in the African Union's military operations in Somalia as well as countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad region fighting Boko Haram and al-Qaeda in the Islamic ...



Global Scientists Call For Joint Efforts In Advancing Research In Africa

Global Scientists Call For Joint Efforts In Advancing Research In Africa
- Global scientists on Friday called for international collaboration in funding research in Africa to aid create sustainability and lasting impact in the continent. Segenet Kelemu, the Executive Director of the Nairobi-based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), said imbalanced ...

Trouble for 'trans' - Discrimination, abuse push HIV rate among transgender women to above 40%

Trouble for 'trans' - Discrimination, abuse push HIV rate among transgender women to above 40%
- According to Kandasi Levermore, executive director of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), who contributed to the 2016 study, the HIV prevalence rate of more than 40 per cent for transgender women is higher than the general population, sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with ...

John Oliver Trolls Vice President Mike Pence With Gay Children's Book of His Pet Bunny

John Oliver Trolls Vice President Mike Pence With Gay Children's Book of His Pet Bunny
- He once argued on his 2000 campaign website in favor of diverting federal funds to prevent HIV/AIDS from “organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus” to “those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their ...



Australian giant of HIV research dies

Australian giant of HIV research dies
He diagnosed some of the first cases of HIV in Australia and has been remembered as a giant in the research field and passionate LGBTI health advocate. Dr Justin Koonin, president of ACON - a health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health - says Dr .

Bacteria churn out a million potential protein drugs

Bacteria churn out a million potential protein drugs
- With the help of a cyanobacterium enzyme that cyclises short protein strands, researchers have transformed Escherichia coli into tiny factories that produced a million different macrocyclic proteins – compounds that might be able to tackle diseases such as HIV. Most small molecule drugs inhibit proteins ...

Menopause Contributes to a Greater Impact From Fatigue and Muscle Aches in Women Living With ...

Menopause Contributes to a Greater Impact From Fatigue and Muscle Aches in Women Living With ...
- In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing found that post-menopausal women, an expanding demographic among aging HIV patients, suffer more from fatigue and muscle aches than others living with HIV—findings that could ...

Why women with HIV are persistently invisible – and how we can challenge it

Why women with HIV are persistently invisible – and how we can challenge it
The night before International Women's Day, I volunteered behind the bar at "A Catwalk for Power, Resistance and Hope", a fabulous fashion show for women with HIV organised by ACT UP London Women (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), and Positively UK, an organisation that runs peer-led ...

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