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Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Eight - item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Malawi:Group to Build LGBTI Inclusiveness Among Faith Community
[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's faith based organisations Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has embarked on a new project under the theme 'Building LGBTI Inclusive Faith Communities in Malawi'. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:KwaZulu-Natal Gets First Black Woman Neurosurgeon
[News24Wire] Dr Nomusa Shezi knew as early as Grade 3 that she wanted to be a doctor: she remembers writing in an English essay as a little girl that she wanted to be the first person to find a cure for HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effect of bathroom aids and age on balance control during bathing transfers - King EC, Novak AC.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of common bathroom aids in promoting balance control during ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

‘How to Survive a Plague’ wins Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
David France’s book chronicles the response to the Aids epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

World AIDS Day Forum
December 1, 2017 9:30-11:30am ET; Rockville, MD. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Couple Wins Maiden Pregnancy Pageant
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Kesalopa Folae and her partner Juit Tshetlhana walked away with the Best Pregnant Couple crown over the weekend after battling it out with nine other contestants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi On Course in HIV and Aids Fight - Official
[Nyasa Times] The Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, Charles Mwansambo, says Malawi has made a remarkable progress in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poorer Neuropsychological Test Scores for HIV - Positive
No significant neuropsychological decline during two - year period with combination antiretroviral therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is 'imperative'
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is "imperative"
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:HIV/Aids - Nigerians to Get Tools to Do Self-Tests At Home - Minister
[Premium Times] Nigerians will soon have more access to HIV self-test kits, which will allow them know their HIV status from the comfort of their homes, the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Research Shows HIV Remission Is Possible
[CSJNews] The cure for HIV and AIDS may not be found this year or next year but there is hope as research shows HIV remission is possible, writes CAROLINE TIEMESSEN (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal epidemics keep cropping up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Appointments and Executive Changes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tuberculosis Malaria Foreign Aid Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Standard Chartered Bank PLC Sands, Peter Alexander Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Awareness Advocate Sharon Stone Is Back on the Big Screen
Sharon Stone, a fierce advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and a firm believer in clean living, is back on the big screen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Neglected HIV Epidemic
Why has the HIV epidemic shifted from affluent gay white men in New York and San Francisco to impoverished people of color in the South? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks
NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., highlights lessons from AIDS to Zika. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Gets Chevron's N2 Billion to Reduce HIV Infections, Boost Treatment
[Guardian] Determined to reduce estimated 220,000 new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections, 160, 000 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths, 37,000 Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the virus as well as improve access to treatment for people living with the disease, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), has announced the disbursement of US$5 million (N2 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer ’s Lippincott Journals Recognized for Excellence in Editorial and Digital Media
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott medical and nursing journal portfolio won five awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in eight categories at the 2017 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The awards represent one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence. The Eddie & Ozzie awards are the most recent recognition of each Lippincott team’s dedication to publishing the comprehensive, clinically relevant information clinical professionals need to use in their practice. In all, there were 800 finalists from wh...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Celebrating everyday quality leadership through the eyes of Ashfield Meetings & Events
Quality is one of our core values at Ashfield and underpins everything we do. The theme for this year was ‘everyday leadership’ which set the tone and opened up discussions around our relationships with our clients and internal stakeholders. Employees from our Ashby De La Zouch, Indianapolis (US) and Ivyland (US) offices, as well as remote workers, came together in celebration of this event and took part in virtual and face-to-face sessions. These sessions included activities designed to encourage individuals to recognise and embrace qualitative behaviour and enhance the strengths of their own behaviour by brea...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Nigeria:Chevron Contributes $5 Million to HIV Fund to in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced today the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Lies, Love and HIV - City Wife Hid Her HIV Status for 10 Years
[Nairobi News] Whichever way she looked at it, Renny Mbori knew the plan she had in mind was the epitome of desperation, but she had to go ahead with it. Ten years of playing hide-and-seek with her husband had taken a toll on her conscience, and today she had to let the secret out. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Plans N1 Billion Support to Fight HIV and Aids Through NHIs
[Guardian] The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In 1984, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress showing a world map annotated with a single emerging infectious disease threat, HIV/AIDS. Since then, numerous diseases and pathogens were added, providing a powerful visual reminder of infectious diseases around the globe. In an essay in Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Fauci reflects on the efforts to address infectious disease outbreaks of the past three decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Too Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past Partners Too Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past Partners
Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don ’ t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Trump nominates pharma insider Azar to lead HHS
The Trump administration today nominated Alex Azar, who spent nearly 10 years at Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) after working in the second Bush administration, as secretary of the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. The former HHS head, Dr. Tom Price, resigned in September after days of fending off criticism over chartered flights he took on the public dime. Price racked up roughly $1 million in private and government air travel in just seven months, according to Politico. “It’s a great pick for where the agency is right now,” Lanhee Chen, who worked with Azar on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presiden...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) personnel-moves Source Type: news

Symptom Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Comorbid Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The FOA invites research applications focused on developing, adapting and testing innovative cost-effective strategies to prevent, identify and manage symptoms of HIV-associated Non-AIDS conditions (HANA) and other comorbidities among older adults with prolonged HIV infection. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost?
Ultrasound elastography is a relatively new technology that can noninvasively...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque Shear-wave elastography spots Achilles tendinopathy Spleen stiffness correlates with cirrhosis complication Elastography aids assessment of focal prostate lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Help us improve the care people with arthritis receive
Good quality, and cost effective, social care is vital for many people with arthritis. When done right it can mean people are supported to live well, regardless of whether they are in their own home, the home of a family member, or a residential care home.Please join us and ask the Government to take action toimprove the social care system.The term social care can often be misunderstood, and many people living with arthritis don’t know how it could help them. Social care covers much more than residential care homes; it can provide personal care and practical support (such as help to wash, dress, or go to the toilet) ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody Response HIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody Response
An additional dose of HIV vaccine MVA-B four years after the last immunization induces significant immune responses in healthy volunteers, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV and AIDS Data through December 2015 (November 2017)
Report provides data on those living with HIV and AIDS in eligible areas for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peer pressure turnaround: New research shows a reduction in youth tobacco use when friends stage an intervention
(Natural News) Despite an abundance of smoking cessation aids available, many people struggle to kick this dangerous habit. It’s not surprising that some adults who have been smoking for decades cannot imagine living without their cigarettes, but are the chances any better of getting young people to abandon the habit? A study that was recently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Limit High-risk Cervical Lesions Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Limit High-risk Cervical Lesions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Cure Work Narrowing in on Antiretroviral-Free Remission HIV Cure Work Narrowing in on Antiretroviral-Free Remission
Clearing HIV reservoirs has been the Holy Grail of much of the cure research to date, but after disappointing results, investigators are looking elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Symptom Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Comorbid Conditions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
The FOA invites research applications focused on developing, adapting and testing innovative cost-effective strategies to prevent, identify and manage symptoms of HIV-associated Non-AIDS conditions (HANA) and other comorbidities among older adults with prolonged HIV infection. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program
The purpose of this program is to improve access to oral health care services for low- income, underserved, and uninsured people living with HIV (PLWH) in underserved geographic areas while simultaneously providing education and clinical training for dental students, dental hygiene students, dental residents, or other dental providers in community-based settings. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Group Raises Alarm On Rise of HIV Infection in Adolescent Girls
[Guardian] Love International, a non-governmental organisation has raised concern over the rise of the new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Developing a blood test to diagnose curable hypertension
Many people suffering from curable secondary hypertension - high blood pressure that is the result of a condition - are incorrectly diagnosed, so they don't receive the treatment they need. An EU-funded project's research aims to lead to a blood test that aids diagnosis and improves treatment. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites
Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV and AIDS Data through December 2015 Provided for the Ryan WhiteHIV/AIDS Program, for Fiscal Year 2017
The report displays data used as part of the formula to allocate funding for grant recipients under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, for Fiscal Year 2017. Such data allow national stakeholder groups to understand the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding awards and assist them in estimating and planning for future funding allocations for jurisdictions. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - November 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Among Women HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Among Women
Findings from this report underscore the importance of HIV testing not only to identify new cases, but also to identify women who have previously been diagnosed but are not receiving medical care.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV- Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this initiative is to support research to determine the underlying mechanisms of how HIV related co-morbidities may influence the complexity of HIV/AIDS disease progression, quality of life and overall health outcomes among HIV positive individuals from health disparity populations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Graduates of Leadership Program Help Shape the Future of Health Workforce Development in Namibia
IntraHealth leaders and participants in the UTAP Leadership Development Program celebrated in Windhoek, Namibia, last month. Back row, from left to right: Pamela McQuide, Pearl Kalimugogo, Ria Bock, Elize Booys, Elsie Hlahla, Rosaline Hendricks, Leilanie Chamberlain, Maureen Corbett, and Trilaine Massey. Front row: Cherizaan Willemse, Maritza Titus, Oretu Kavari, and Valery Mwashekele. Photo by Cherizaan Willemse for IntraHealth International.November 07, 2017Fourteen new leaders graduated last month fromIntraHealth International ’s 2017 leadership development program in Namibia. They include nurses, physicians, info...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

HIV Patients Live Longer, Require Intricate Geriatric Care HIV Patients Live Longer, Require Intricate Geriatric Care
Treatment successes have led to fewer people dying of AIDS, but typical geriatric problems, such as polypharmacy, failing bone health, and frailty, are compounded in older patients with HIV.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret, Despite Controversy Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret, Despite Controversy
When women with HIV choose to breast-feed, contrary to recommendations, physicians can help them weigh pros and cons and proceed safely.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Some Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret Some Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret
When women with HIV choose to breast-feed, contrary to recommendations, physicians can help them weigh pros and cons and proceed safely.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Gets Over U.S. $30 Million War Chest to Fight HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has signed an amendment to the 2007 bilateral grant agreement with the USA to add N$435 million of funding under the US government's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to help fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Experts Discuss Universal Coverage of HIV/Aids Treatment in Africa
[New Times] African and global researchers are looking for ways to achieve universal HIV/AIDS treatment on the African continent through effective implementation of the World Health Organisation's 2016 "treat all" recommendation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pharma Funds Planned Parenthood HIV Program Pharma Funds Planned Parenthood HIV Program
Planned Parenthood, which is in the crosshairs of federal plans to defund it, has new partners and plans to expand care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Single-Pill HIV Regimen Scores in New Patients Single-Pill HIV Regimen Scores in New Patients
A new single-tablet regimen with boosted darunavir and tenofovir alafenamide works in virally suppressed HIV patients, AMBER trial results confirm, but when should it be tried in the treatment na ï ve?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news