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US to invest $11 million to fund AIDS community health centres

Jul 16, 2014

US to invest $11 million to fund AIDS community health centres

On July 15, 2010, US President Barack Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV-AIDS Strategy. #World #Life #Barack Obama #US #Health #ThingsWeLike #HIV #AIDS #Community services
Alcohol consumption has increased in India in the last decade

May 12, 2014

Alcohol consumption has increased in India in the last decade

Consumption of liquor in India has increased during the past decade as 32 per cent men and 10.6 per cent females above 15 years of age were found to be drinking alcohol. #HIV/AIDS #Alcohol #WHO study #alcohol consumption #drinking habit
Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise?

Apr 03, 2014

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise?

Condoms distributed by the government will come in a wider range of colours and flavours, as authorities seek to mend the damage done to their image when thousands of faulty condoms were recalled in January 2012. #World #NewsTracker #HIV #South Africa #AIDS #Condoms #Sexual relations
US reports rare case of female to female transfer of HIV virus

Mar 14, 2014

US reports rare case of female to female transfer of HIV virus

A 46-year-old US woman is believed to have acquired HIV from her female partner in a rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of the AIDS virus. #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #AIDS. HIV transfer

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to low-cost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

May 16, 2011

Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

The new study on HIV/AIDS, which said treating infected people with anti-retrovirals early on could stop infection transmission, sounds promising. However, early detection and the course of medication are still huge challenges. #HIV/AIDS #Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals #Duesberg hypothesis #HIV

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Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 22, 2014

Circumcised African men less likely to engage in risky sex: study

Young African men who are circumcised are less likely to engage in sexual behavior that ups their chances of catching HIV...
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 16, 2014

Calculating Risk: Is Truvada, the Pill to Prevent H.I.V., 99 Percent Effective? Don’t Be So Sure

Experts disagree about using such a high and specific estimate for the level of protection, even as they celebrate the drug’s promise...
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 20, 2014

HIV diagnosis rate decreasing in US: study

The AIDS epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 1.6 million people worldwide seems to be decelerating in the U.S., according to a report that shines hopeful new light on the disease...