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HIV in the News

Published on: April 3, 2014

BBC News Africa reported that selling fake HIV-negative certificates has become a widespread practice in Uganda, where HIV-infected persons faced “massive social stigma” from employers, family, and friends. A BBC Africa undercover investigation of 15 small private clinics identified 12 that were willing ...

Published on: April 3, 2014

The Daily Press reported that California’s San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will focus on a campaign to encourage people in the community to get tested and treated for STDs throughout April, which is STD Awareness Month. Public health officials documented more than 13,000 new STD diagnoses ...

Published on: April 3, 2014

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that recent data from the annual County Health Rankings showed that high rates of STDs, alcohol abuse and alcohol-impaired driving, and mental health issues are at the root of concerning public health issues in Missouri’s Boone County. The state’s centrally located ...

Published on: April 3, 2014

HIV-positive men who have sex with men acquire new anal infections with cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) at high rates.

Published on: April 2, 2014

The Liberty Tribune reported that the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Missouri Department of Health have recognized the Liberty Hospital Birthing Center in Liberty, Mo., for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state in protecting newborns from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. ...

Published on: April 2, 2014

The Morocco World News reported Morocco’s Minister of Health El Hossein El Ouardi announced on March 23 that the country registered more than 27,000 newly diagnosed TB cases each year, including 2013. El Ouardi said that the disease is spreading in the working class neighborhoods of cities such as Casablanca, ...

Published on: April 2, 2014

Healio reported a recent study that concluded health providers are not utilizing expedited partner therapy (EPT) services, when treatment is offered to a sexual partner of an individual diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without being examined. Doctors claim the reasons include uneasiness treating ...

Published on: April 2, 2014

Reuters reported that US lawmakers, health insurers, and state Medicaid programs were pushing Gilead Sciences, Inc., to discount the $1,000 per pill price of the new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. At list price, a complete 12-week regimen of Sovaldi would cost $84,000 per patient. Although the drug has proven ...

Published on: April 2, 2014

The Democrat and Chronicle announced a meeting of faith leaders and medical professionals on April 4, in the Rochester, N.Y., area to address HIV prevention among minorities. The second annual Conference of Faith and Medicine—Working Together to Eliminate HIV/AIDS will be held at the Staybridge Suites ...

Published on: April 2, 2014

The Mail & Guardian reported that HIV prevalence among South Africans rose to 12.2 percent in 2012 (6.4 million HIV-infected people), according to the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HRSC) National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, and Behavior Survey. The national HIV household survey would provide benchmarks ...

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