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Aug 27, 2014

Michaud: My prescription to improve health care

For those who believe in the Affordable Care Act's promise of more humane coverage for more people, the recent news about drug costs is discouraging. The most effective drugs for some of the most serious diseases -- cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheuma... #Florida #U.S. Congress

Aug 14, 2014

We are all living with HIV

Take it from someone who tested positive a decade ago: hoping for a cure isnt enough HIV in America : Growing old with HIV video Today, most people, if they think about HIV at all, fear catching it. But even those people are few and far between: a 20... #Washington Post Company #Kaiser Family Foundation

Sep 02, 2014

Basic hygiene can banish the superbugs from hospitals

How effective are MRSA superbug prevention and control strategies in our hospitals? The jury is still out according to a review in the medical journal, The Lancet. The authors reported that there is particularly weak evidence about the effectiveness ... #Switzerland #Geneva

Aug 30, 2014

TUCP: Gov't should provide HIV-positive OFWs with free treatment

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Saturday said 379 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — 334 males and 45 females — tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) between January and July 2014... #Switzerland #Geneva

Aug 23, 2014

Botswana to to pay for all inmates HIV drugs

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled on Friday that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated th... #Switzerland #Geneva

Aug 23, 2014

News24.com | Botswana has to pay HIV treatment for foreigners

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense... #Switzerland #Geneva

Aug 30, 2014

Gay rights activist withdraws challenge to Jamaican laws

KINGSTON, JAMAICA—A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island’s anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said ... #Caribbean #Toronto

Aug 12, 2014

$2,500 grant to provide safe disposal of hypodermic needles in Ware, Belchertown, Pelham health district

In the grant application, Quabbin Health District Director Judy Metcalf wrote that no needle disposal sites exist in eastern Hampshire County WARE — The state department of public health has awarded the three-town Quabbin Health District a $2,500 gra... #Caribbean #Toronto

Aug 06, 2014

Posh's frocks up for grabs to help HIV mums

She has worn some memorable outfits over the years, and now fashion designer Victoria Beckham is putting more than 600 items from her extensive wardrobe up for sale to raise money for a charity to help mothers living with HIV. The former Spice Girl, ... #Africa #Victoria Beckham

Aug 06, 2014

Beckham's clothes sold for charity

Victoria Beckham is putting more than 600 items from her extensive wardrobe up for sale to raise money for a charity to help mothers living with HIV. The former Spice Girl-turned-designer, who has four children with husband David Beckham, said a trip... #David Beckham #Africa #Victoria Beckham