Brazil's Bolsonaro investigated for linking vaccine and AIDS

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing a potential investigation into comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS
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AIDS Rev. 2022 Jan 24. doi: 10.24875/AIDSRev.22000001. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTVaccines and antivirals are the classical weapons deployed to contain, prevent, and treat life-threatening viral illnesses. Specifically, for SARS-CoV-2 infection, vaccines protect against severe COVID-19 disease manifestations and complications. However, waning immunity and emergence of vaccine escape mutants remains a growing threat. This is highlighted by the current surge of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Thus, there is a race to find treatment alternatives. We contend that oral small molecule antivirals that halt SARSCoV- 2 infection a...
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Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical c...
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AbstractThis paper presents data from theLove and Sex in the Time of COVID survey, an online survey with US gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. The first round of theLove and Sex in the Time of COVID-19 survey was conducted online from April to May, 2020: the second round was collected November 2020 to January 2021. GBMSM were recruited through advertisements featured on social networking platforms. Analysis examines changes in self-reported measures of sexual behavior (number of sex partners, number of anal sex partners and number of anal sex partners not protected by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or cond...
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The objective of this review is to discuss current updates related to clinical presentations, complications, and management of HZ.
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By Jenny Alc ázar, Communications SpecialistJanuary 18, 2022" During the pandemic, there have been a lot of stressful moments,” says Juan,* a health worker who helps clients return to treatment after missing their previous appointments. “And those were in addition to continuing to reach the goals of our HIV program.”It’s no secret that COVID-19 affects mental health and well-being for us all—but especially for health workers. Lack of knowledge about the disease, the spread of misinformation, and fear of contracting COVID-19 have taken a toll on our emotional and physical wel...
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Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID - 19 pandemic
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The first challenge with rapid at-home self tests for COVID-19 is getting one. But once you have a test, there are now growing questions about what body part you should swab to get the most accurate and reliable results. Your nose? Throat? Cheek? What about your saliva? All of the self tests authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are validated only with nasal samples. But recent coverage of the fact that Omicron tends to cause sore throats, and a small study finding that test samples collected in the throat might detect the presence of the virus earlier than samples collected in the nose, have led to gro...
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AbstractPeople living with HIV (PLWH) are particularly vulnerable to worsened outcomes of COVID-19. Therefore, the purpose of this work was to provide a scoping review of the literature to assess the risk factors for COVID-19 mortality among PLWH. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR), searches were conducted in PubMed, Scopus, Global Health, and WHO Coronavirus Database. Articles were eligible for inclusion if they were in English, included PLWH who died after COVID-19 infection, and described risk factors for mortality. Results were des...
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AIDS Behav. 2022 Jan 12:1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03577-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people living with HIV (PLWH), among whom social inequities and co-morbidities may drive risks of COVID-19 infection and outcome severity. Among a provincial (British Columbia) sample, we determined the prevalence of COVID-19 vaccine intention by HIV status and assessed socio-demographic, vaccine hesitancy, and psychological predictors of vaccine intention. Individuals (25-69 years) recruited from province-wide research cohorts and the general public completed an online survey examining COVID...
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Cureus. 2021 Dec 3;13(12):e20145. doi: 10.7759/cureus.20145. eCollection 2021 Dec.ABSTRACTSince early 2020, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected millions of individuals and changed the face of medicine. As the fight against COVID continues, there is still unclear long term effects; although as time passes, more and more is being updated, in regards to the risks of exposure, length of recovery, outcomes of those infected, effectiveness of vaccines, and both expected and unique side effects of both the virus and vaccines, all in an array of individuals. This paper will review a unique top...
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