Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled efforts to fight the spread of HIV in the Atlanta's black community.
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The discovery of a type of peptide could lead to the development of a new antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV from entering human cells.
Using a novel approach, Philipson and Jena measure the value of HIV/AIDS drugs developed from 1980 to 2000.
The report found that there were no people on AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists.
Weekend Edition Sunday reported on efforts to educate U.S. college students about HIV/AIDS.
Children living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda have not been adequately covered by the country's antiretroviral treatment program, and increased efforts should be made to provide them with improved care and treatment, State Minister of Health Emmanuel Otaala said recently, Uganda's Daily Monitor reports. According to Otaala, the commitment exhibited in launching the country's ABC prevention method -- which stands for abstinence, be faithful and use condoms -- also should be used to improve the situation of children living with the disease.
HIV-positive people taking highly active antiretroviral therapy are less likely to experience brain damage associated with the virus.
Ministers called on the government to declare HIV/AIDS among blacks a public health emergency and proposed legislation to address the disease within the community.
The fight against HIV/AIDS is "far from over," and the "only way to reverse the spread of" the virus is to "focus on prevention," Richard Holbrooke, president of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. It is "heartening" that more than two million people living with HIV have access to antiretroviral drugs, Holbrooke writes, adding that "real progress must be measured by the only criterion that ultimately matters: Is the number of people who are HIV-positive declining? The answer is a resounding no."
Forty-three Peace Corps volunteers this weekend will begin two-year posts in Ethiopia that will focus on HIV/AIDS-related education and awareness projects.
Merck's decision last month to halt its international HIV vaccine trial was not a "definitive blow".
Dozens of ministers from across the country to develop a plan for addressing HIV/AIDS in the black community.
Researchers may have discovered a second molecular 'switch' responsible for turning off the immune system's response against HIV.
Tiny pieces of genetic material called microRNA, better known for its roles in cancer, could be a key to unlocking the secrets of how HIV, the AIDS virus, evades detection, hiding in the immune system.
"HIV Testing in Emergency Departments: A Primer on Issues and Strategies for Health Departments," National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors: The primer examines health departments' roles in implementing HIV testing in EDs, reviews considerations for implementation, and addresses issues and concerns associated with implementation. In addition, the primer highlights collaborations between health departments and EDs that participants in a NASTAD consultation on ED testing in January.
Malawi's National AIDS Commission in November or December is planning to launch a pilot project in Zomba, Malawi, that will provide HIV/AIDS testing to individual households, Bizwick Mwale, executive director of NAC, said on Friday, Malawi's Nation reports. According to Mwale, the initiative aims to resolve the inadequate access to HIV testing centers in most rural communities.
About two-thirds of HIV-positive people in the U.S. might be overweight or obese.
King County Board of Health endorsed a strategy to reduce new HIV infections in King County by 25% by 2015. There are approximately 370 new HIV infections in King County each year, and the Board resolved to support a strategy that places the greatest emphasis on people at highest risk for HIV infection. The goal is to reduce new infections to 280 cases per year within eight years.
Global efforts to treat HIV-positive people in Africa have increased massively, but there is still an ocean of need.
Malaysia is on track to achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goals on curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS by the end of the decade.
When nearly half of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS are black, AIDS in America today is a black disease.
Although China Has Low HIV Prevalence, Situation Serious In Some Provinces Affected By Drug Trafficking
While the HIV prevalence in China remains low, the situation in several provinces affected by drug trafficking and illegal blood donations is serious.
Prisons in Maryland have the highest percentage of inmates living with AIDS nationwide.
Two European countries are manufacturing condoms that deliberately have been tainted with HIV as part of a plan to colonize the continent.
Merck's trial of an experimental HIV vaccine would be worse to allow the news to slow progress toward development of future HIV vaccines.
Nigerian country's government would not tolerate discrimination against HIV-positive workers.
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief should emphasize HIV prevention that can be sustained in the long term rather than implementing emergency programs.
China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation dispatched a motorcade of more than 20 vehicles to promote HIV/AIDS prevention among truck drivers in China.
Black AIDS Institute report looked at the state of AIDS among blacks in the U.S. It features statistics on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among blacks.