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Older people in United States more likely to have AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis

Older people in United States more likely to have AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis
- People with HIV aged 60 and over in the United States are more than twice as likely to have an AIDS-defining illness or a CD4 cell count below 200 compared to under-40s, according to data presented to the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) in Boston.

Own the fight against HIV/AIDS, US urges Nigeria

Own the fight against HIV/AIDS, US urges Nigeria
- First, a more efficient programme will be more sustainable, secondly, it will be more cost effective once the government of Nigeria takes over the programme at all levels and thirdly, we will be able to locate and place 150,000 more people living with HIV in life saving treatment in the coming year which is, ...

Central Florida students say NeverAgain, more Floridians are using an HIV prevention drug and ...

Central Florida students say NeverAgain, more Floridians are using an HIV prevention drug and ...
- More Floridians are using HIV prevention protocol, but state still behind other regions: More people in Florida are using an HIV prevention drug protocol, but the Sunshine State still lags behind other regions of the country despite having one of the nation's highest rates of new infections. A new interactive ...

When you think of someone with HIV, you don't think of Abby

When you think of someone with HIV, you don't think of Abby
- While gender breakdown is typical in western nations where clean needles are available and the sex work industry adopted safe practices early (HIV rates in the Australian female sex worker population are less than 0.1 per cent), women account for more than half of the 36.7 million people living with ...

Sub-Saharan Africa's Efforts To Prevent HIV Infection Must Focus More On Young Women, Experts ...

Sub-Saharan Africa's Efforts To Prevent HIV Infection Must Focus More On Young Women, Experts ...
- Public health leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS have come to an ominous realization: Progress in cutting new infections has slowed, in part because of a persistent cycle of transmission among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. … The slowdown has alarmed public health experts, who warn that ...

Cats Could Help in Development of Anti-HIV Drugs

Cats Could Help in Development of Anti-HIV Drugs
- Feline AIDS is caused by the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), which is very similar to the HIV-1 virus that continues to affect thousands of humans each year. While FIV does not infect humans, many groups research the virus to benefit cats, but perhaps more importantly, because of its many ...

People with HIV dying at higher rates than general population

People with HIV dying at higher rates than general population
- People who are living with HIV in Ontario have access to good health care and medications, yet they are still dying younger and at substantially higher rates than the rest of the population, according to a new study published today.

Why it is important to get the flu injection

Why it is important to get the flu injection
- Every year there is a debate about flu injections yet up to 11 000 people die from the flu in South Africa annually. And yet the flu vaccination is so readily available and paid for by most medical aid schemes. So why is it that more people don't get vaccinated? Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of ...

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