Zimbabwe:Vendors Loot Free Condoms to Make Floor Polish
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Clinics and bars here have run out of free condoms distributed by the National Aids Council (NAC) amid reports that vendors were taking them in bulk to produce home-made floor polish. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:1.4 Million New HIV Infections Averted Among Children in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Tremendous advances have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS globally as about 1.4 million new HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted since 2010, an HIV/AIDS Specialist with UNICEF in Kaduna, Dr. Idris Baba, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Utero Tenofovir Exposure May Not Affect Infant Bones In Utero Tenofovir Exposure May Not Affect Infant Bones
A new pilot study suggests prenatal tenofovir exposure does not have a significant effect on infant bone mineral content (BMC) or bone mineral density (BMD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Long-Term Outcomes of Young People Living With Perinatal HIV Infection Mixed Long-Term Outcomes of Young People Living With Perinatal HIV Infection Mixed
Many young adults living with perinatally acquired HIV infection reach young adult milestones related to school, employment and sexual relationships, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates
An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

Novel Nonmonetary Incentives to Promote HIV Testing Novel Nonmonetary Incentives to Promote HIV Testing
Do these novel incentive strategies help increase the rates of HIV testing among men?AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Solar fuels working well under pressure
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Computer analysis aids the formulation of methanol-based renewable fuels that can operate under compression ignition conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Increasing Cases of Drug-Resistant HIV Worrisome
[The Herald] The introduction of antiretroviral therapy globally has certainly transformed HIV and AIDS from a terminal to a chronic disease with standards of living for people with the virus having been improved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Increase in HIV Transmissions Among Syringe-Using Drug Users
[Seychelles News Agency] The way HIV is transmitted is changing in Seychelles from a sexually transmitted virus to one passed on among drug users, an official at the Ministry of Health said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Aid Programs Shortchange Teen Health Needs: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infections, AIDS, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, Research, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS groups fear federal funding shift could lead to higher rates
The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 10, 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

DIY Tests for HIV Beat Stigma in Zimbabwe's Fight Against AIDS DIY Tests for HIV Beat Stigma in Zimbabwe's Fight Against AIDS
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn ’t Going Away
It's a serious threat to progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop, especially in health care settings.August 08, 2018It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop.A few years ago Dany Stolbunov, now 20, told his doctor in Ukraine that he wanted to go to medical school. He was sharing his ambitions with someone he admired and trusted, who he thought might believe in him, the person responsible for his care.“I told him I wanted to become a physician, too.”“You can&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Lawmakers Order Release of Container Drugs Held At Quay
[Concord] Plans by the Sierra Leone Ports Authority to auction a container loaded with HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis drugs was thwarted last week after lawmakers reached a resolution for the drugs to be released immediately and distributed to various health centres across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:2 Million Youths Ignorant of HIV Status in Kaduna
[Leadership] No fewer than two million Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Kaduna State are ignorant of their HIV status, according to a data from the state AIDS Control Agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis
Radiology residents who examined 3D-printed models of an acetabular fracture...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DIY Tests for HIV Beat Stigma in Zimbabwe's Fight Against AIDS DIY Tests for HIV Beat Stigma in Zimbabwe's Fight Against AIDS
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Care Among Black MSM HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Care Among Black MSM
Nearly two thirds of all African American MSM with diagnosed HIV infection reside in the southern United States. Is this population receiving adequate HIV testing and linkage to care?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

SwRI, UTSA researchers design minimally invasive medicinal implant
(Southwest Research Institute) SwRI and UTSA are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections as well as ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS. The project, led by Albert Zwiener of SwRI's Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division and Dr. Lyle Hood of UTSA's College of Engineering, is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Three-Part Series: Improving Care for People Living with HIV: Opportunities for State Medicaid-Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Collaboration
This three-part series explores policy levers and strategies that states are utilizing to focus limited resources and provide comprehensive and accessible care to people living with HIV. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries
August 07, 2018​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade Project will help El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama improve the quality and reach of their HIV services and allocate more resources where they are most needed.While the overall HIV prevalence is low in these countries, the epidemic is concentrated among key groups, including men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers. Despite these...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Laws to Protect People From HIV Exposure Fall Short Laws to Protect People From HIV Exposure Fall Short
The prosecution of people with HIV who expose others to the virus should reflect actual risk, the world's leading HIV physicians and scientists argue after hearing about unfair criminal cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C Capacity Development Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Capacity Development Program serves to strengthen organizational infrastructure and increase capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high quality HIV primary health care services for low-income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers
Centers provide education, training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of health care professionals to treat and care for PLWH and those at risk for developing HIV. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Getting to Zero HIV Infections in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Jurisdictions
The purpose of this project is to strengthen efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A (RWHAP) jurisdictions through HIV care continuum improvements. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer
By identifying differences in estrogen receptor expression through PET imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FES-PET detects estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer PET aids tough breast cancer cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Switch to Lamivudine Plus Dolutegravir in Suppressed HIV-1 Switch to Lamivudine Plus Dolutegravir in Suppressed HIV-1
Is a switch to this dual regimen an effective treatment strategy for HIV-1 infected patients with viral suppression?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Even quick meditation aids cognitive skills
You may not need months or weeks of practice to see the cognitive benefits of meditation, according to a new Yale study — just 10 minutes could do the trick. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Plymouth Meeting-based Inovio teams up with AIDS Malignancy Consortium for immunotherapy study
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has entered into a partnership with the AIDS Malignancy Consortium to evaluate VGX-3100 as a potential therapy for HIV-positive adult men and women. The Plymouth Meeting, Pa., biopharmaceutical company is developing VGX-3100, an immunotherapy designed to boost the ability of person's immune system to fight diseases, as a treatment for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated precancerous conditions. Under the terms of the partnership, the consor tium will fund a mid-stage… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Researchers uncover potential new drug targets in the fight against HIV
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- and the hepatitis C virus. The study revealed that two genes -- CMPK2 and BCLG, are selectively activated in the presence of type 1 interferon, a drug once used as the first line of treatment against hepatitis C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 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

AIDS relief funding in Kenya associated with decreased infant mortality
From 2004 through 2014, aid from the U.S. government-funded President ’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief led to a steep drop in infant mortality in Kenya. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Twenty - eight medical organizations, including AMA, sent letter to Administrator Verma of CMS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 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

South Africa:'Gag Rule Will Slow Down the Fight Against Aids'
[Bhekisisa] The damage caused by the controversial US policy will only start showing when it's too late to reverse it, activists and researchers argue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:New Kit to Test HIV Load in Blood Within One Hour
[Nairobi News] A new easy-to-use testing device that can accurately test the HIV load in blood within one hour has been developed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana King Gives Firm Land for HIV Drug Factory
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ashanti king, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, has given land to one of Uganda's top pharmaceutical firms to build a factory and manufacture HIV/Aids drugs in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
Understanding collection rate, accounts receivable, A/R aging helps improve practice performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three - Year Initiative
Council on Health Care Spending and Value will be co - chaired by William Frist and Margaret Hamburg (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

AI speeds up radiation therapy planning
With a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, planning for radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives SNMMI: Fluciclovine-PET changes prostate treatment SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Africa:No Time to Slow Down While HIV/Aids Is Threatening a New Generation
[IPS] Amsterdam -As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can't help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The New Single-Tablet HIV Drug: How We Might Use It The New Single-Tablet HIV Drug: How We Might Use It
Dr Paul Sax comments on the place Symtuza ™ might occupy in the HIV treatment'medicine chest. 'Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Africa:U.S. Funding Swells HIV Donor Kitty By $1.1 Billion
[East African] After two years of flat funding, donor government disbursements towards fighting HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased by 16 per cent from $7 billion in 2016 to $8.1 billion in 2017, says a new UN report. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Clerics Plot Mandatory HIV Testing
[Monitor] The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) yesterday launched a mass campaign to check whether sexual partners to HIV-positive people know their status and or are on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Outcry in Uganda Over Compulsory HIV Test
[Deutsche Welle] Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Ending AIDS movement falters worldwide
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Paradoxes, Pitfalls Persist in HIV Remission Research Paradoxes, Pitfalls Persist in HIV Remission Research
Negative findings from the first randomized controlled trial of the kick-and-kill HIV cure approach highlight the limitations of current agents and raise questions about treatment interruption.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Toxic heavy metal contamination from cadmium in the soil stresses rice crops and threatens both crop viability and food safety
(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology has revealed that the current progress of scientific literature regarding the effects of cadmium accumulation in soil, coupled with the development of various procedures to treat it, significantly aids toxin-free rice production. Led by researchers from the South China Agricultural University and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news