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HIV in the News

Published on: April 4, 2014

Red Orbit reported on research suggesting that anti-rejection drugs used after transplantation may help fight HIV. The virus remains hidden in the immune system even though patients are adhering to the antiretroviral treatment regimen. The drugs cannot eliminate the hidden virus. Researchers suspect inflammation ...

Published on: April 4, 2014

Australia Network News reported Papua New Guinea (PNG) is recording 15,000 new cases of TB annually, with the World Health Organization stating that nearly 25 percent of the cases end in fatalities. According to United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS PNG Coordinator Stuart Watson, there is a disconnect ...

Published on: April 4, 2014

Medical Daily reported that the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, and Veteran’s Affairs have updated the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Chronic viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) affected between ...

Published on: April 4, 2014

CBC News Saskatoon reported that a new smartphone application called Keep It Safe, created by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, will launch later this month in an effort to get safe sex messages out to youth in the Saskatchewan Province of Canada. The mobile application will include safe sex information ...

Published on: April 4, 2014

U.S. correctional systems are missing vital chances to both test inmates for HIV and to link those living with the virus to care upon re-entry into society.

Published on: April 3, 2014

Published on: April 3, 2014
Published on: April 3, 2014

Healio reported on a study of HIV treatment of prison inmates. Jaimie, P. Meyer, MD, of the infectious diseases section of Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues evaluated HIV viral suppression, defined as HIV-1 RNA levels less than 400 copies per milliliter, in 882 HIV-positive inmates confined for ...

Published on: April 3, 2014

The Tennessean reported that the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) recently notified Cheatham County School District of a case of active TB at Sycamore High School. TDOH is investigating and plans to conduct onsite screening of patient contacts. School Spokesperson Jeff Bennett assured parents that ...

Published on: April 3, 2014

The Ripon Advance reported that Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced the Ryan White Patient Equity and Choice Act of 2014, legislation that would improve treatment and ensure that per-patient state funding did not vary more than 5 percent from state to state. ...

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