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Africa: Can Continent End HIV Infections By 2030?
[Nyasa Times] World leaders including six African presidents Thursday demonstrated how the Fast Track approach to ending AIDS is working and positively positive impacting on health systems in most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA to Save Billions On HIV Treatment
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has found a breakthrough pricing agreement that will speed up the availability of the first affordable, generic and single-pill HIV treatment programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Women At Risk of HIV From Bacterial Infection
[East African] Women with a history of vaginal bacterial infections have a higher chance of contracting and transmitting HIV, a study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

Tanzania: Donors Donate 1.9bn/ - Into HIV/Aids Kitty
[Daily News] SOME 1.9bn/- is now available for the newly introduced AIDS Trust Fund as core funding for its prevention and 'enabling environment' departments. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quit rates for smoking at their highest for a decade
Experts attribute e-cigarettes as a major factor Related items fromOnMedica E-cigs far safer than smoking, shows long-term research E-cigarettes may encourage UK teenagers to try real smoking Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again Smoking cessation Smoking cuts life expectancy in HIV more than AIDS does (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moisturizer Labels Misleading, Cause Allergens
1 hour ago ... AARP Members Enjoy Health and Wellness Discounts: You can save on eye exams, prescription drugs, hearing aids and more  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sepsis Alliance Launches New Community Education Kit to Raise Sepsis Awareness Across America
Nearly half of Americans haven’t heard of sepsis, the body’s life-threatening response to infection that kills more than a quarter million people every year in the U.S. Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, just launchead a new Sepsis 911 Community Education Kit that empowers sepsis advocates across the country to make a difference in their local community by spreading the word about sepsis. “There are passionate sepsis advocates in every corner of this country and Sepsis Alliance is excited to offer a new tool to help these leaders share their stories and raise sepsis ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sepsis Alliance Tags: Training Patient Care Source Type: news

Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV
A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Teens Risk Suicide, Drugs and AIDS Due to Gender'Straitjacket', Study Says Teens Risk Suicide, Drugs and AIDS Due to Gender'Straitjacket', Study Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Care Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Diagnosed HIV Infection - United States, 2015
In 2015, 19% of HIV infections diagnosed among MSM were classified as stage 3 (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), and 75% of MSM with diagnoses of HIV infection were linked to care within 1 month. MSM who were black or African American and MSM aged less than 25 years were less likely to be linked to care within 1 month of diagnosis of HIV infection compared with other racial/ethnic and age groups. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Update to CDC ’s U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection
CDC ’s U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (U.S. MEC) (first published in 2010 and updated in 2016) provides evidence-based guidance for the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S. women with certain characteristics or medical conditions (1), and is adapted from global guidanc e from the World Health Organization (WHO) and kept up to date based on continual review of published literature (2). CDC recently evaluated the evidence and the updated WHO guidance on the risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition among women using hormonal contraception. After carefu l review, CDC adopte...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Death Rates Among Women Aged 45 –64 Years, by Race and Age Group - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015
Among black women aged 45 –54 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease death rate decreased 60% from 28.4 per 100,000 in 2006 to 11.5 in 2015. Among black women aged 55–64 years, the rate increased 42% from 10.0 in 2000 to 14.2 in 2008, before declining to 10.3 in 2015. Among white women aged 45–54 years, the rate decreased 53% from 1.9 in 2005 to 0.9 in 2015. Among white women aged 55–64 years, the rate did not change, remaining at about 0.8. Throughout the period, HIV disease death rates among black women were higher compared with rates among white women for both age groups. (Source: ...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National Gay Men ’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — September 27, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27, 2017
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on September 27 to direct attention to the ongoing and disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advantages and Disadvantages of FDA-Approved HIV Assays Used for Screening
Chart of all FDA-Approved HIV screening assays. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Minister Speaks on the Spread of HIV/Aids
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since 1985, Botswana has embarked on a warfare against the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, says Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Mr Edwin Batshu. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Appeals for Help in HIV-Aids Fight
[Namibian] Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku has appealed to the private sector, especially those in healthcare, to contribute to eliminating HIV-Aids in the region and the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year
LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Economic Growth Relies on Aids-Free Generation, Says First Lady
[New Times] An HIV/AIDS-free Africa will go a long way in ensuring that the continent achieves accelerated economic growth and transformation, First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic
Are there still racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of untreated HIV infection and HIV incidence in injection-drug users in New York City?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

U.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling Epidemic U.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling Epidemic
The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Probe Into Syringes Used to Inject Learners Underway
[SAnews.gov.za] A police case has been opened against the owner of the syringes used to inject learners at Mooifontein Primary School in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Global Fund Board Approves Transfer of Funds Within the 2014-2016 Allocation to Burkina Faso
[GFO] The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of ? 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Barn owls don't lose their hearing with age, scientists find
Findings leave researchers hopeful that understanding hearing preservation in birds could lead to new treatment possibilities for deaf humansIf ageing humans had ears like those of barn owls they would never need hearing aids, scientists have shown.The birds, whose sensitivity to sound helps them locate prey, suffer no hearing loss as they get older. Like other birds – but unlike mammals, including humans – they are able to regenerate cells in their inner ears.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Birds Animals Science Deafness and hearing impairment Health Society Source Type: news

Smoking cuts life expectancy in HIV more than AIDS does
People with HIV who smoke are 6-13 times more likely to die from lung cancer than AIDS-related causes Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Government pledges to cut smoking prevalence to 12% by 2022 Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again HIV infection may make patients vulnerable to diabetes HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ due to antiretroviral therapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HIV in the Unite States: At a Glance
This fact sheet provides data about HIV in the United States. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV in the United States - At a Glance
This fact sheet provides data about HIV in the United States. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS
Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy
In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life expectancy. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in JAMA that while life expectancy in the U.S. increased overall from 2000 to 2015, that improvement was blunted by deaths from opioid overdoses. (According to other recent research, deaths from opioid overdoses nearly doubled in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.) The life expectancy for people born in 2015 increased by two years compared to people born in 2000, from 76 years to 78. Much of that gain was due to decreases ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are opioids painkillers drug addiction Drugs leading causes of death opioid addiction opioid epidemic opioid overdose opioid overdoses opioid pain killers what are opioids what is the leading cause of death Source Type: news

Lesotho: HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Five African countries approaching control of HIV epidemics
President Trump's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, shows that the HIV epidemic is nearing control in five African countries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Two in 1,000 Are HIV Positive in Ikorodu - LSACA
[Vanguard] THE rate of HIV transmission in Lagos State and environs has dropped dramatically. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)
The goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and advance the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walgreens Wins FTC's OK To Buy 1,932 Rite Aids For $4.3 Billion
Walgreens Boots Alliance said it has “secured regulatory clearance” for an amended agreement to buy $1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.375 billion ending a two-year battle to buy stores from the nation's No. 3 pharmacy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:RAD Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-U élé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Taylor Swift Is Being Sued Over ‘Shake It Off.’ Her Rep Says It’s ‘Nothing but a Money Grab’
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melody Chiu and Karen Mizoguchi / People Tags: Uncategorized Music onetime shake it off Taylor Swift Source Type: news

HIV & AIDS Quiz: HIV Testing & Symptoms
Title: HIV& AIDS Quiz: HIV Testing& SymptomsCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 11/8/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 5:05:38 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic
(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cell-based therapy success could be boosted by new antioxidant
(University of Edinburgh) Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Lab tests found that the man-made molecule -- a type of antioxidant -- helps to shield healthy cells from damage such as would be caused when they are transplanted into a patient during cell therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV and smoking a lethal combo for the lungs
HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expected Burden of Lung Cancer High for People Living With HIV
PLWH who adhere to antiretroviral tx but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer evades immune system through microRNA
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how microRNA aids fast-growing cancerous tumors in evading anti-tumor immunity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers with HIV face higher risk from lung cancer than from AIDS
(Reuters Health) - Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news