HIV is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemic

The news comes nearly 12 years to the day after the first patient known to be cured, a feat that researchers have long tried, and failed, to duplicate.
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Engagement in the HIV care continuum combined with office-based opioid treatment remains a cornerstone in addressing the intertwined epidemics of opioid use disorder (OUD) and HIV/AIDS. Factors influencing pat...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractThe HIV epidemic in the United States has disproportionately burdened Black men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in the South. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has high demonstrated efficacy, uptake is low among Black MSM. We utilized a sample of 345 HIV-negative or unknown HIV status Black MSM from Atlanta, Georgia. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression models examined the effects of sexual orientation and disclosure on PrEP awareness and use. Despite the majority of the sample reporting PrEP awareness (91%), few Black MSM in our sample had ever used PrEP (10%). Bisexual Black MSM were less...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[WHO] Over the years, HIV control strategies and approaches in Zimbabwe have evolved to address the changes in the epidemic and according to new evidence. Due to this evolution, the country has ended up with many vertical sub-programs under the HIV program including Care and treatment, HIV Testing Services, Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) among others. Until now, each of these programs has had separate plann
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Nation] Kenya will contribute $6 million (Sh623 million) to programmes to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria as other international donors made pledges for the next three years to help fight the epidemics.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Global Fund] Lyon, France -In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years - the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund. The funds will help save 16 million lives and end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
LIFE EXPECTANCY DISPARITIES AMONG ADULTS WITH HIV IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA: THE IMPACT OF A REDUCTION IN DRUG- AND ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS USING THE LIVES SAVED SIMULATION (LISSO) MODEL. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Oct 11;: Authors: Althoff KN, Chandran A, Zhang J, Arevalo WM, Gange SJ, Sterling TR, Gill MJ, Justice AC, Palella FJ, Rebeiro PF, Silverberg MJ, Mayor AM, Horberg MA, Thorne JE, Rabkin CS, Mathews WC, Klein MB, Humes E, Lee J, Hogg R, Moore RD, North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA Abstract Improvements in life expectancy among people with HIV ...
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Toxoplasmosis and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) are both uncommon conditions and occur following reactivation of the toxoplasma parasite and John Cunningham (JC) virus respectively. The prevalence of these conditions became more frequent with the HIV epidemic as a result of the profound T-cell immunosuppression (AIDS) caused. More recently, however, with prolonged and intense immunosuppression increased numbers of cases are being detected. These include unforeseen side effects of more targeted therapies (e.g.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: Transmission patterns of transgender women may stand apart from MSM epidemics. Transgender women clustered with people who inject drugs, and with men who have sex with transgender women and cisgender women. Aggregation of transgender women into the category of MSM may obscure understanding of how they acquire HIV and to whom they may transmit infection. Phylogenetic insights strengthen the case that HIV prevention programs for MSM may not be applicable to transgender women or their partners.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SOCIAL Source Type: research
AbstractIn 2006, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended HIV screening in healthcare or clinical settings for all persons aged 13 –64 years and annual rescreening for populations at high risk for HIV. We used the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to describe the prevalence and trends of ever tested for HIV and tested for HIV in the past 12 months among US adults. The percentage of ever tested increased from 42.9% in 2011 to 45.9% in 2017; testing in the past 12 months increased from 13.2% in 2011 to 14.8% in 2017. Despite these increases, less than half of US adults have e...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) As a Public Health Doctor, I often meet people who experience stigma simply because they live with HIV. One person who still haunts me is a woman who is HIV positive and when she was in labor, a midwife would not help her. Instead she shouted at her to just push out the baby and then she stood far away from the bedside, disgusted by the woman’s HIV status.  No one should go through such stigma at a vulnerable situation when they are about to birth life. Another lady I met was denied university admission because she is HIV positive. She was screened for HIV without h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health HIV/AIDS Source Type: news
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