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HIV study analyzes social media-based prevention strategies

HIV study analyzes social media-based prevention strategies
- Researchers from Cook County Health & Hospitals System ( CCHHS ) are investigating how social media can be used as a tool to prevent new HIV transmissions. The study, titled "Keeping it Lite: Exploring HIV Risk in Vulnerable Youth With Limited Interaction," implements ads and other modes of ...



No child should be born with HIV by 2020'

No child should be born with HIV by 2020'
- According to a statement released on Tuesday, Buhari said this shortly after she was named as the new UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and the Promotion of Treatment for Children Living with HIV in Nigeria, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Despite increased awareness, HIV & AIDS still a major challenge

Despite increased awareness, HIV & AIDS still a major challenge
- A training module on HIV & AIDS for law enforcement agencies and faith based organisations was launched on March 28 by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy at Hotel Japfu, Kohima. The training modules have been prepared to empower the Police and Church workers in collective response to HIV & AIDS ...

AIDS Foundation fights getting shut out of South Florida Medicaid market

AIDS Foundation fights getting shut out of South Florida Medicaid market
- It is inconceivable that such an experienced plan would have its proposal to continue operating as an HIV/AIDS specialty plan scored so low compared to other plans without the same experience or provider network,” Jeffrey Blend, Positive Healthcare assistant general counsel, wrote, noting that it ...

We Should Be Concerned About Trump's Latest Pick to Lead the CDC

We Should Be Concerned About Trump's Latest Pick to Lead the CDC
- Though he has very minimal experience in the administration of public health policy, this isn't the first time Redfield has helped shape the government's stance on HIV and AIDS. Under George W. Bush, Redfield was named to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Back then, he was ...

Infectious Disease Mortality Rates Drop Nationally, Widen Among Counties

Infectious Disease Mortality Rates Drop Nationally, Widen Among Counties
HIV/AIDS, which was reported as the cause of death in 7.04% of all US infectious disease-related deaths in 2014, increased by 25.82% (95% UI; 23.78-28.03) from 1985 to 2014. However, researchers noted this increase reflects that most US counties had no reported deaths from the disease at baseline ...

Sexual Risk Assessment Lax in Many Sexually Active Youths

Sexual Risk Assessment Lax in Many Sexually Active Youths
- Multiple organizations advise healthcare providers to periodically ask sexually active adolescents and adults about sexual behaviors that may increase their risk for HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but many don't, according to new research. Data from the National Survey of Family ...

Can You Get Two Colds at Once?

Can You Get Two Colds at Once?
- The best data about coinfection come from studies of more serious viruses, such as H.I.V. and hepatitis. These studies show that coinfection can worsen, ameliorate or have no impact on the course of an illness. The outcome depends on the viruses involved. With H.I.V., coinfection with the two main ...

Mozambique reports drop in diarrhea, malaria deaths

Mozambique reports drop in diarrhea, malaria deaths
- According to Abdula, Mozambique, on the southeast coast of Africa, suffers from high rates of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, malaria, diarrhea, and tuberculosis, but there are positive signs, however. He said the country's per capita expenditure on health has increased in ...

No reason for complacency about the potential demographic impact of aids in Africa

No reason for complacency about the potential demographic impact of aids in Africa
- Much uncertainty surrounds the likely demographic impact of aids in the worst afflicted regions of the developing world such as sub-Saharan Africa. Various research groups have published projections of future trends but these differ widely with respect to potential impact on net population growth rates.

HIV victims suffer from malnutrition, diabetes, risk of TB

HIV victims suffer from malnutrition, diabetes, risk of TB
- In 2016 about 0.4 million people died of HIV-associated TB. About 40 per cent of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to TB in 2016. “In 2016, there were an estimated 1.4 million new cases of TB amongst people who were HIV-positive, 74 per cent of whom were living in Africa,” the report further ...

Gates Foundation doctor discusses how partners helped to wipe out polio, meningitis from Africa at ...

Gates Foundation doctor discusses how partners helped to wipe out polio, meningitis from Africa at ...
Prior to the vaccine's spread, meningitis would strike sub-Saharan Africa in the first part of the year, every year. The vaccine's affordability has prevented 1.3 million cases of meningitis, Elias said in his presentation. “It has stopped the public health system from shutting down for three months of every year ...

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