Uganda: Offering Care to Cancer, HIV-Aids Patients

[Monitor] In the middle of a quiet compound are three cheerful teenage girls skipping a rope. One of the girls has a worryingly swollen cheek.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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FINDINGSBased on a 2017 rate of vaccination against HPV among a group of California 20-year-olds, researchers estimate that this group is at risk for an excess of 1,352 cases of cancer that could be prevented with a 99.5% vaccination rate. Treatment for these preventable cancers would cost the health care system $52.2 million. The size of the group was 296,525 people, the approximate number of 20-year-olds in California in 2017.BACKGROUNDHuman papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is linked to seven types of cancer: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, rectal, anal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
In this study, we included data previously published by our group from patients followed-up at HFI and all HIV-1 sequences obtained by NGS publicly available. A detailed description of the studied populations can be found in their respective articles (Pessoa et al., 2015, 2016; Alves et al., 2017). We focused on the HIV-1 subtype classification, identification of HIV recombinants and multiple infection investigation for our novel patients. As previous published, the patients from HFI were mostly males (75%) with a median age of 38 years at the time of sample collection. Regarding our new cohort, we also found a prevalence ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This is the 1000th presentation to my bioethics blog since starting on Google Blogspot.com in 2004.There has been many topics covered. Though comments by the visitors has always been encouraged and, since as a " discussion blog " , comments leading to discussions I have felt was the definitive function here. Virtually none of the thread topics have gone unread and most have had some commentary, some with mainly particularly strong and emphatic opinions http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/01/should-pathologists-be-physicians.html, some with extensive up to 12 years long continued discussion http://bioethi...
Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: blogs
By DAVID INTROCASO THCB readers are well aware this coming week Senate Republicans plan to begin debate on passing their amended version of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act.   As of today, June 23rd, immediate reactions by Republican senators to the June 22nd released discussion draft have been limited largely because members immediately left town after the draft’s release. The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) score, that will again be influential, is expected this Monday or Tuesday. Senate debate on the legislation will likely begi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized AHCA CBO David Introcaso Repeal Replace Senate Republicans Source Type: blogs
[L'Express] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in schools. The vaccine, which is said to keep cervical cancer at bay, is also believed to be associated with some serious side effects. Weekly caught up with the acting director of the Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Shahina Aboobakar to talk about this issue.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most private health plans in the United States to cover four sets of recommended preventive services without copayments, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket costs. One of those four sets of services focused on women’s preventive care needs. It was called for under the law’s Women’s Health Amendment, developed by an Institute of Medicine panel, and officially incorporated by the federal government into health plans’ requirements in 2012. Taken as a whole, the ACA’s preventive services provision requires coverage of a wide array of sexual and reproductive h...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Costs and Spending Equity and Disparities Public Health Quality ACA contraceptive coverage HIV/AIDS sexually transmitted infections Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Funding Opportunity ID: 287592 Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-15370201SUPP16 Opportunity Title: Program Expansion Supplement: Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services to Programs Supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryOpportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: HealthCategory Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 93.067Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)A...
Source: Grants.gov - Category: Research Tags: Health Source Type: funding
By DAVID INTROCASO This past April 8th federal prosecutors made known former Republican House Speaker, Denis Hastert, sexually molested at least four boys while employed as an Illinois high school wrestling coach beginning in the 1960s.  Prosecutors said there was “no ambiguity” about these abuses.  They were, they said, “known acts.”1 While the news was disturbing sexual and all other forms of child abuse is commonplace.  According to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
By DAVID INTROCASO This past April 8th federal prosecutors made known former Republican House Speaker, Denis Hastert, sexually molested at least four boys while employed as an Illinois high school wrestling coach beginning in the 1960s.  Prosecutors said there was “no ambiguity” about these abuses.  They were, they said, “known acts.”1 While the news was disturbing sexual and all other forms of child abuse is commonplace.  According to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
When Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV infection last fall, sexually transmitted infections were back in the public eye. His case will likely contribute to the belief many people have that HIV is caused by sexual promiscuity or injection drug use, when in reality having unprotected sex with someone HIV-positive just one time can lead to HIV infection. April is STD Awareness Month. The new term for STD is STI -- sexually transmitted infection -- to focus on the infection rather than the disease it could lead to. One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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