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South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment

South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment
- South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high rates of HIV infection in women are stubbornly refusing to decline is, seemingly unfairly, because women are more likely to ...

The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS

The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS
- Though therapies for HIV have come on in leaps and bounds, if the condition progresses, it is still a "significant cause of death" among specific populations. If HIV is left untreated, it may develop into AIDS — which was responsible for around 6,721 deaths in 2014. If your condition is properly managed by ...

Los Angeles reporter Karl Schmid comes out as HIV positive to dispel stigma

Los Angeles reporter Karl Schmid comes out as HIV positive to dispel stigma
- For anyone who has ever doubted themselves because of those scary three letters and one symbol, let me tell you this, you are somebody who matters.” —Karl Schmid, a reporter for ABC's Los Angeles affiliate, coming out as HIV positive via social media. Schmid, 37, made the decision to come out ...

Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders

Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders
- In an effort to shrink the global AIDS epidemic, the world's largest gay dating app is changing its software this week to urge millions of users to get frequent H.I.V. tests. Grindr, which claims to have 3.3 million daily users from every country in the world, will send men who opt into the service a reminder ...

Know how to lower risk of getting HIV

 Know how to lower risk of getting HIV
- I live in Williamson, and I am well aware of the huge addiction community here. Where it is so high of a number, that also means that there is a great chance of HIV happening. HIV is short for human immunodeficiency virus, and it turns into AIDS, which is also short for acquired immunodeficiency ...

South Africa Pushes to Combat HIV Among Girls #Blessed By Sugar Daddies

South Africa Pushes to Combat HIV Among Girls Blessed By Sugar Daddies
- Those who are recently infected with HIV have extremely high viral loads. Tragically, they are not entering the health system to get support or treatment." In Motsumi's case, it was a blesser who persuaded her to stop having transactional sex. After he gave her a lecture over breakfast, she deleted all her ...

HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma

HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma
- Self-testing kits and vending machines distributing prescription drugs are two ways that HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma in South Africa, home of the world's biggest HIV epidemic. With 7.1 million people living with HIV in the country, removing human intervention is helping experts ...

EC Education Dept to meet with angry parents over HIV tests at school

EC Education Dept to meet with angry parents over HIV tests at school
- The Eastern Cape Education Department says its officials will meet with angry parents of a Port Elizabeth school where children were subjected to HIV tests without parental consent. The department on Monday held a meeting at Alfonso Arries Primary School. A local NGO conducted HIV ...

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