Three agencies have been chosen to receive state HIV prevention funding for programs designed to reach foreign-born residents in Minnesota who are most at risk for HIV. The grants were made by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in response to legislation passed in 2007.
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Blacks who are HIV-positive are more likely than their white counterparts to have end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure.
About 77% of young people in Thailand have limited knowledge about HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS researchers in South Africa on Tuesday began warning 801 volunteers who participated in a trial of Merck's experimental HIV vaccine about a possible increased risk of HIV, the Washington Post reports (Timberg, Washington Post, 10/25).
People with moderate HIV viral loads are more likely to transmit the virus to a larger number of people over time than those with high viral loads.
The number of new HIV cases in Malaysia has decreased since 2002, but the percentage of women newly diagnosed with the virus has increased during the same time period, Abdul Rasid Kasri, deputy director of disease control at Malaysia's Ministry of Health, said Monday at the 19th Asian Red Cross/Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Network Meeting, the New Straits Times reports (New Straits Times, 10/23).
About one-fifth of U.S. residents considered to be at high risk of HIV received an HIV test in any given year between 2000 and 2005.
Pop!Tech launched a new initiative that seeks to deploy clinical software to support HIV education and counseling.
AFP/Google.com on Saturday examined how Botswana is "living proof to other African countries" that HIV/AIDS "should not be regarded as a death sentence." Botswana President Festus Mogae in 2001 said that the country was "threatened with extinction" because people were "dying in chillingly high numbers." However, during the past five years since Botswana began providing no-cost antiretroviral drugs to people in need of treatment, 8.5% of HIV-positive people have died from AIDS-related illnesses, according to recent National AIDS Coordinating Agency estimates.
Although HIV/AIDS treatment and care programs should be expanded worldwide, it is only by preventing new infections.
The Global AIDS Alliance Fund and other groups are calling on U.S. presidential candidates to sign a pledge to commit to the fight against HIV/AIDS domestically and worldwide.
HIV/AIDS will continue to hamper Namibia's development efforts unless the country scales up treatment and prevention programs, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Development Programme, IRIN News reports. The "single greatest threat to the expansion of human capabilities in Namibia today remains the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which, through its impact on mortality, is undermining human development objectives," the report said.
Preventing the spread of HIV among men who have sex with men remains a challenge for the Chinese government.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees launched a six-month HIV/AIDS awareness campaign among high-risk groups in six districts of Nepal.
Zanzibar Deputy Chief Minister called on residents to increase their efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.
Lawmakers in Botswana are scheduled to release a report on recent hearings that sought to gauge the public's views on HIV/AIDS issues in the country.
World Health Organization soon will launch a campaign in South and Southeast Asia aimed at making nutrition programs a central part of HIV/AIDS treatment in the region.
The percentage of people in Japan who already have progressed to AIDS when they are newly diagnosed as being HIV-positive is higher in rural areas than in urban areas -- a finding that highlights the discrepancies in the country's HIV/AIDS control efforts -- according to a study recently released by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Kyodo News reports.
About 60% Of HIV-Positive People Who Begin Antiretroviral Treatment Still Taking Drugs After Two Years
About 60% of HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa who begin treatment with antiretroviral drugs still are taking the drugs after two years.
Helicobacter pylori has been extensively studied and proven to be the main cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer in the HIV-negative population.
The percentage of new HIV cases recorded among married couples in Thailand has increased from 38.7% of new diagnoses in 2005 to 40% of new diagnoses in 2006.
Vietnam needs to improve the efficiency of its HIV/AIDS control programs to reduce the impact and spread of the disease in the country.
World Bank plans investigate concerns about the reliability of some HIV testing kits in India.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation praised Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing Assembly Bill 682, California's Routine HIV Screening Bill.
Researchers have discovered a peptide 40,000 times more potent at preventing HIV from entering human cells than any previously reported agent in the same class of inhibitors.