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Zimbabwe:It's Possible to Eliminate Paediatric HIV
[Zimbabwe Standard] Eliminating paediatric HIV is not the work of a day or even a year. It requires concerted efforts on many fronts with government, civic society and citizen leaders all pulling together. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) PS18-1802: Integrated HIV Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments Component A Funding Table
Annual funding amounts for PS18-1802 award recipients. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
An end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic can be achieved only with provision of sustained and additional resources at the local, regional, national, and global levels. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 Quick Reference Guide: Recommended laboratory HIV testing algorithm for serum or plasma specimens
This updates the 2014 Laboratory HIV Testing algorithm guidance as a key HIV supplemental test was withdrawn from the market and replaced with a newer rapid HIV supplemental test that is automatically read, and has multiple interpretations for users. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Southern Males in Branded, Flavoured Protection
[Times of Zambia] SOUTHERN Province has received condoms branded in seven different flavours from the National AIDS Council (NAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Voluntary 'Cut' Mission Starts On Positive Note
[Daily News] Iramba -THE campaign on voluntary male circumcision that aims at reducing the risk of HIV/Aids infections and other diseases has successfully kicked off in Singida Region, with a high number of people turning out for the free service. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Professionals Disagree About Asking Patients About Sexuality
Article offers opposing views about recommendation in England to ask patients about sexual orientation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 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

Minority AIDS: Integration of HIV-related Mental Health and Primary Care
The purpose of this program is to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The population of focus is individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring disorder (COD) living with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis in at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minority communities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAGE Publishing expands data offering with the purchase of Data-Planet
SAGE Publishing has today announced the purchase of Data-Planet, a statistical multidisciplinary data repository that has application in academic libraries, public libraries, government and commercial markets. Speaking of the purchase Karen Phillips, Senior Vice President Global Learning Resources, SAGE commented: “Data-Planet marks another exciting leap forward for SAGE in our data offerings to the library and research community. It transforms our data publishing, both increasing the scale of data that we offer; the range of data including global data; and the versatility of analysis that Data-Planet offer...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

A structural equation model of perceived and internalized stigma, depression, and suicidal status among people living with HIV/AIDS - Zeng C, Li L, Hong YA, Zhang H, Babbitt AW, Liu C, Li L, Qiao J, Guo Y, Cai W.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown positive association between HIV-related stigma and depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). But few studies have examined the mechanisms among HIV-related stigma,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Switch From Ritonavir to Cobicistat in HIV With Dyslipidemia Switch From Ritonavir to Cobicistat in HIV With Dyslipidemia
A new study examines the impact of switching from ritonavir to cobicistat on lipid parameters among virologically suppressed HIV-infected patients with dyslipidemia.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism
Mathilde Krim, who died this week, was a vocal pioneer in HIV treatment and research at a time when discrimination against people with AIDS in the U.S. was rampant, even in medical care.(Image credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Tamed immune reaction aids pregnancy
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pennisi, E. Tags: Development, Evolution, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care
New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Tanzania:Jake Glaser - a Courageous Campaigner Against HIV
[Citizen] Moshi -It was during a recent visit to Kibosho Designated Hospital for Moshi Rural District, that he would introduce himself to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: AIDS Activist Dr. Mathilde Krim Dies at 91 Dr. Mathilde Krim, an American geneticist and virologist who was a leader in the fight against... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stem Cell Gene Therapy Might Guard Against HIV Stem Cell Gene Therapy Might Guard Against HIV
Research in monkeys suggests that hematopoietic stem/progenitor Cclls (HSPCs) in concert with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells could provide long-lasting protection against HIV.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT D. McFADDEN Tags: Krim, Mathilde Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome American Foundation for AIDS Research Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Could this new jab mean the end of hearing aids?
For more than half a century, hearing aids have been the only effective treatment for the millions of Britons struggling with deafness.But that might not be the case for much longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D printing technique optimizes fiber orientation
Researchers from Harvard have developed a 3D printing method that allows them...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HIV Infection and HIV-Associated Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — 20 Cities, United States, 2015
In 2015, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance found a 7% prevalence of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs which was lower than in 2012 (11%). Among HIV-negative respondents, 27% reported sharing syringes and 67% reported having vaginal sex without a condom in the previous 12 months; only 52% received syringes from a syringe services program and 34% received all syringes from sterile sources. HIV infection prevalence was higher among blacks (11%) than whites (6%) but more white persons who inject drugs shared syringes (white: 39%; black: 17%) and injection equipment (white: 61%; black: 41%) in the previous 12 mont...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Status of HIV Epidemic Control Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 15 –24 Years — Seven African Countries, 2015–2017
Analysis of data from Population-based HIV Impact Assessment surveys conducted during 2015 –2017 in seven countries in Eastern and Southern Africa found that the prevalence of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women was 3.6%. Among those who were HIV-positive, 46.3% reported being aware of their status, and among those aware of their HIV-positive status, 85.5% reported curr ent antiretroviral treatment (ART) use. Overall, viral load suppression among HIV-infected adolescent girls and young women, regardless of status awareness or current use of ART, was 45.0%, well below the UNAIDS target of 73%. (Source...
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Common cART Regimens and Incidence of neuroAIDS conditions Common cART Regimens and Incidence of neuroAIDS conditions
Which cART regimens are associated with an increased risk of AIDS-defining neurological conditions?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Plan to END the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
This website walks through several key aspects of Ending the Epidemic (EtE) strategies, with examples of existing plans and development tools to help start or continue similar initiatives in virtually all U.S. jurisdictions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges
A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges come after Health Canada spent years trying to crack down on the sale of sodium chlorite. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Immunoglobulin in Acute HIV Infection and the HIV Reservoir Immunoglobulin in Acute HIV Infection and the HIV Reservoir
Could the addition of IVIG to ART impact the HIV reservoir in acute HIV infection?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV could be treated with a once-a-week pill
Researchers have created a capsule able to deliver 1 week's worth of HIV drugs in one dose, which offers a much simpler treatment regimen for patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

Burkina Faso:GAC and TRP Comment On Global Fund Grants to Burkina Faso
This article provides a summary of the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on all three grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Capacity Issues and Delays in Implementation Plague Otherwise Successful Global Fund Grants to Zambia, OIG Says
[GFO] Despite substantial economic challenges, Zambia has successfully scaled up interventions across the three diseases. Nevertheless, issues concerning the capacity of health workers and the capacity of diagnostic systems have negatively impacted service delivery. As well, there have been delays in the implementation of program activities -- such as multi-drug-resistant TB treatment, mosquito net distribution and indoor residual spraying. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Minority AIDS Initiative - Service Integration
The purpose of this program is to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The population of focus is individuals with a serious mental illness or co-occurring disorder living with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis in at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minority communities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on their Left Sides
These mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
These mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?
In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men's sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body’s endocrine system — from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers. You can add ibuprofen to the list. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings […]Related:The cancer death rate has dropped again. Here’s why.‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea.Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy
Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification 3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond
January 08, 2018What will it take to offer true  patient-centered care?As 2018 begins with the clock already ticking on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) targets, the heroic, sometimes harrowing, and heartwarming stories of six frontline health workers from four continents delivered on a crisp November evening in Dublin reflect both the promise and the tangled reality of the policy planning and program implementation needed to fulfill the promise of unprecedented global consensus on health and development.What I hope stuck in the minds of thousands of the top global health experts that h...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Integrating HIV PrEP Into Routine Preventive Health Care Integrating HIV PrEP Into Routine Preventive Health Care
Has the current approach to PrEP constrained access? The authors of this commentary argue that PrEP should be discussed with all adult patients as part of routine preventive health care.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr. Redonna Chandler selected to lead AIDS Research Program at NIDA
Dr. Redonna Chandler Dr. Redonna Chandler has been named director of the AIDS Research Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she will be responsible for the development, planning, and coordination of high priority... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Tags: HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

A top hospital knew this surgeon was accused of raping patients but kept him on staff, report says
A Cleveland Clinic surgeon accused of sexually assaulting two patients was kept on staff at the prominent Ohio hospital during confidential settlement negotiations, according to a recent investigation by USA Today. The newspaper reported Friday that Ryan Williams, a colorectal surgeon, was accused of anally raping two women during medical procedures in 2008 and 2009 — and […]Related:The cancer death rate has dropped again. Here’s why.‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea.Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory coun...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welcome, Veronica Leigh Milliner!
Veronica Leigh Milliner On January 2, Veronica Leigh Milliner, MLIS, joined NNLM MAR in the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Veronica will work within our region and in collaboration with other regional and national All of Us Program partners and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop, pilot, model, and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities with public libraries. Veronica previously worked as an Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she extended library services into community-based settings, such as senior centers, the free clini...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML All of Us Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Party Embarks On HIV and Aids Campaign
[The Herald] The ZANU-PF leadership in Mashonaland West Province is embarking on massive HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns targeting youths in the party. Youths are being encouraged to know their status, receive counselling and access contraceptives at centres close to them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protease Inhibitors and Preterm Delivery Protease Inhibitors and Preterm Delivery
Is the use of protease inhibitor ART regimens during pregnancy associated with a higher risk of preterm delivery?AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

ANSI/AAMI PB70: Closing the Gap
Discussion during the recent AAMI meeting included the use of correct wording for these products. For example, there was general consensus to include head and boot covers, which are meant to provide liquid barrier protection, and to exclude head caps meant to contain hair and foot covers meant to keep the environment free of contamination. After the October 16 AAMI meeting, the task groups will be working on better clarifying the purpose, definitions, barrier level requirements, and critical areas throughout the entire document. Many agreed diagrams for each product type should be included in the informative section simila...
Source: MDDI - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Smit Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Mirror neuron activity predicts people ’s decision-making in moral dilemmas, UCLA study finds
It is wartime. You and your fellow refugees are hiding from enemy soldiers, when a baby begins to cry. You cover her mouth to block the sound. If you remove your hand, her crying will draw the attention of the soldiers, who will kill everyone. If you smother the child, you ’ll save yourself and the others.If you were in that situation, which was dramatized in the final episode of the ’70s and ’80s TV series “M.A.S.H.,” what would you do?The results of a new UCLA study suggest that scientists could make a good guess based on how the brain responds when people watch someone else experience pain....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trump Fires Obama-Era HIV/AIDS Council Members
Title: Trump Fires Obama-Era HIV/AIDS Council MembersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - January 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Assessing the Need for a PrEP Program Using Grindr Assessing the Need for a PrEP Program Using Grindr
A survey of men who have sex with men who use the networking app Grindr provides insight into the current use of PrEP among this population.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Inhibiting natural killer cells in AIDS
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Genetics, Immunology twis Source Type: news

‘ Raw water ’ is the latest health craze. Here ’ s why drinking it may be a bad idea.
Hold your canteen under a natural spring and you'll come away with crystal clear water, potentially brimming with beneficial bacteria as well as minerals from the earth. That's what proponents of the “raw water” movement are banking on — selling people on the idea of drinking water that contains the things they say nature intended without the chemicals, such as chlorine, often used […]Related:Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory councilCalcium and vitamin D supplements may not protect against bone fracturesA boy’s basketball-size ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news