Medical News Today: What to know about HIV false-positives
A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the reasons for the result can help, as can taking measures to prevent contracting HIV in the future. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is it like to live with HIV?
Despite facing some challenges, people with HIV can now live as long as anyone else and enjoy happy and productive lives. Learn more about living with HIV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 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

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report
The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Calls for Clear Sexual Harassment Policy
[The Herald] Civic organisations have called for a clear national sexual harassment policy to curb the increase in gender-based violence that has been fuelling the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can alternative treatments help with HIV?
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person ’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and possible drug interactions related to alternative therapy in people with HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

U.N. HIV/AIDS agency assailed for culture of harassment
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Intraoral Scanners Offer New Integration with 3M ™ Oral Care Portal
ATLANTA—Doctors using Oral Care Portal to plan treatment for 3M ™ Clarity™ Aligners and Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners now have an easy and efficient way to submit their digital scans: A new integration that allows doctors to conveniently send their files directly to 3M through CS Imaging software version 8, using the CS Con nect portal.There ’s no need to export the case from the CS Acquisition software and then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically within Carestream Dental’s software, reducing clicks and saving...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Slams Churches That Discourage ARV Use
[New Era] Windhoek -Khomas regional governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua yesterday condemned the charismatic churches operating in Namibia that discourage HIV positive members from taking their antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) prescriptions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Nationwide Sensitization Campaign On HIV/Aids Commences
[Foroyaa] The wife of the President Fatoumatta Bah Barrow, in collaboration with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, on Saturday December 8, 2018, commenced a six day nationwide sensitization campaign on HIV / AIDs. The Sensitization commences in the North Bank Region beginning in Essau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Govt Launches Findings of 1st Population Based HIV Impact Assessment
[ENA] Addis Ababa -The findings of the first nationwide population based HIV impact assessment study launched. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3D printing offers helping hand to patients with arthritis
(Michigan Technological University) 3D printing can cut the cost of adaptive aids that help people with hand arthritis. Current products are quite expensive, and more so to create customized versions, but 3D printing drops the cost by an average of 94 percent for 20 different handheld devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV-2 Is Deadlier Than Thought, Despite Slower Progression to AIDS HIV-2 Is Deadlier Than Thought, Despite Slower Progression to AIDS
HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously believed, and without treatment, most infected individuals will progress to HIV-related disease and death - although more slowly than they would with HIV-1, an international study has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 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

A Promising Way to Help Drug Users Is ‘Severely Lacking’ Around the World, Report Says
Global funding for harm reduction programs is in “crisis,” according to the latest Global State of Harm Reduction report, potentially threatening the effectiveness of HIV, hepatitis and drug overdose relief programs worldwide. Harm reduction policies and programs are meant to curb the negative effects associated with illicit drug use — such as overdoses and the spread of blood-borne illnesses like HIV and hepatitis C — rather than focusing solely on stopping substance use. Proponents, and plenty of research, suggest these practices can have a sizable impact on public health, and help drug users who ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime HIV/AIDS public health Source Type: news

The NIH Says It Will Spend Up to $20 Million to Find Alternatives to Human Fetal Tissue
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday that it will soon embark on a major research effort to find scientific alternatives to human fetal tissue, a switch that may affect research ranging from basic science to drug trials. Human fetal tissue is commonly used by scientists to mimic human biology in order to understand normal development, study the effects of disease or test drugs. Its use in research is legal but fiercely opposed by some pro-life activists, given that it is procured after elective abortions. Over the next two years, the NIH will supply up to $20 million for research that seeks to “de...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Research Source Type: news

Uganda: Kitgum Locals Use Arvs to Brew Alcohol, 'Fatten' Pigs
[Monitor] Some residents of Kitgum District are said to be using Antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs in brewing alcohol and enhancing the weight of domestic animals. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We Must Not Turn Our Backs On Aids
[Swenga] It has been said that Mandela was proud of the progress the international community had made against AIDS when he passed away in 2013. But he also knew from his long political struggle to never celebrate a job before it is finished. The United Nations believes it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This, however, requires un-wavering r commitment from world leaders and other stakeholders in mustering the necessary resources. "The HIV pandemic is not on track to end," a team of doctors warned in t (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Nanyuki Woman Found Guilty for Killing Her HIV Positive Child
[Nation] A mother of three accused of strangling her two-year-old HIV positive child to death in Nanyuki has been found guilty of manslaughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between HPV and HIV?
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Single-tablet regimens for HIV
Following a single-tablet HIV regimen involves taking one pill per day. The pill will contain a combination of two or more antiretroviral drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of the single-tablet regimen and provide a list of the relevant drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Fears Raised As Used Condoms Litter Hwange Streets
[New Zimbabwe] Hwange -The National Aids Council (NAC) has lamented reckless disposal of used condoms by couples in the mining town saying this posed a serious health risk for children who innocently pick and use them as balloons. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Women Scientists Should Seize Chances to Shine
[SciDev.Net] Quarraisha Abdool Karim is an infectious disease epidemiologist and associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), an organisation she co-founded with her husband in 2002. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Plant, Pick, Pack - Finding Mpumalanga's Missing Fruit Pickers
[Bhekisisa] In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year - and then they disappear. Here's why we need to find them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Breaking - 'Boys Club' At UNAIDS Allowed for Sexual Harassment and Bullying - Report
[Bhekisisa] The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether executive director Michel Sidib é should continue in his role. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.N. AIDS Agency Is in ‘ State of Crisis ’ and Needs New Leader, Report Says
Experts accused Michel Sidib é , the agency ’ s chief, of having an autocratic style leading to “ ethical blindness ” on harassment and the abuse of power. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome UNAIDS United Nations Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Ethics and Official Misconduct Michel Sidibe Source Type: news

Natural Language Processing Aids in ID of Lumbar Spine Findings
Machine-learned models provided substantial gains in model sensitivity with slight loss of specificity. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: Speech Recognition Technology Source Type: news

Elton John: We Must Break HIV/AIDS Stigma Elton John: We Must Break HIV/AIDS Stigma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Africa: Elton John - We Must Break HIV/Aids Stigma
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The number of poor Americans with HIV/AIDS is a "disgrace", the singer said (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majaliwa Graces World Aids Day in Dodoma, Launches New Health Plan
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has launched the fourth Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP- IV) that will be implemented between 2018/19-2020/23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally
The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Speaker Urges MPs to Declare Their HIV Status
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has asked Members of Parliament (MPs) that will make it to Parliament after May, 2019 to be prepared to declare their HIV status during commemoration of World AIDS Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Treatment Action Campaign Celebrates Two Decades of Fighting Against the Odds - and Winning
[Daily Maverick] South African HIV/Aids action group members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) protest during a meeting at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa 29 August 2007. EPA/NIC BOTHMA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: '1 in 5 Youths Ignorant of HIV Status'
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The co-founder of a youth organisation, 4 Youth By Youth, Dr Juliet Iwelunmor has described as alarming, the number of youths who are yet to know their HIV/AIDS status, adding that, one out of every five youths are ignorant of their status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes, Pharmaceutical Aids, and Smoking Cessation E-Cigarettes, Pharmaceutical Aids, and Smoking Cessation
How effective are electronic nicotine delivery systems and pharmaceutical cessation aids in reducing cigarette consumption and helping smokers to quit?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Buyers' Clubs Aim to Tackle HIV Prevention'Crisis'Drug Buyers' Clubs Aim to Tackle HIV Prevention'Crisis '
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the complications of HIV?
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Namibia: Stigma a Setback to Efforts to Contain HIV
[New Era] Oshivelo -The councillor of Nehale Lya Mpingana, Leevi Reinholdt, is of the view that if stigma and discrimination is not addressed urgently among communities, it will erode the efforts made so far to fight and ensure many people get tested for HIV/AIDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Observed World Aids Day 2018
[WHO] World AIDS Day 2018 was observed in Eritrea on 1 December 2018 under the theme "Know your Status" in Keren at the stadium with enthusiasm. This year was the 30th anniversary to mark the day. The event was started with a very detailed, clear, attractive and educative presentation on current situation of HIV/AIDS both at global and national levels, by Dr Araya Berhane, Head of the communicable diseases control division. He emphasized to participants the take home message of 'Know your status' - everyone to u (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Diagnosed With HIV / Aids? What Next...?
[Swenga] Cathy sits at a corner, heartbroken. Here she feels like her dreams to become a great accountant are shattered as she recounts those heart-stopping words from her doctor, "I am sorry Cathy...you are HIV positive." What is the way forward? This question is yet to have an answer in Cathy's mind. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nibucaa, Naca Push for Sustained Political Will to Address HIV
[This Day] The Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have stated that sustained political will on funding and investment will help in addressing issues around Human Immuno Virus (HIV) prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Total Inaugurates HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign for Secondary Schools
[Guardian] As part of its Cooperate Social Responsibilities (CSR), and to mark the world Human Immune-deficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) day, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited has launched its awareness campaign across schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of PrEP for HIV Prevention for Conception Cost-Effectiveness of PrEP for HIV Prevention for Conception
A new study examines the economic value of preexposure prophylaxis to help prevent the perinatal transmission of HIV. How does it compare with other conception strategies?AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about HAART for HIV
HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it possible to manage HIV long-term. HAART can use seven classes of medication and over 30 antiretroviral drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a 4th generation HIV test?
Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and hair loss: What's the link?
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Uganda: 30 Years of World Aids Day, HIV Vigilance Relaxed
[Observer] It is 30 years since World Health Organization (WHO) declared December 1, as the World AIDS day, in 1988. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2
HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. Most people with HIV have HIV-1. Genetic differences between the two viruses mean that diagnosis and treatment of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can be different. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes HIV-related fatigue?
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for HIV-related fatigue. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news