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By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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UAB performs Deep South’s first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive deceased donor

Sometime in the next few days or weeks — whenever he can adequately gather his thoughts — a Mississippi man plans to sit down and write a very important letter to a family he has never met, but whose legacy More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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HIV treatment, Genvoya, gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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ISIS to use HIV infected terrorists in ‘AIDS bombing’

The headlines are shocking as Islamic State militants who have been infected with HIV after intercourse with sex slaves are going to be purged from the group’s ranks by using them as suicide bombers with the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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CDC: 70 percent of Americans do not have their HIV under control.

Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had been diagnosed but were no longer in care, according to a new Vital More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Gene Editing Technology Used To Remove HIV From Cells

A new gene editing technology, termed the CRISPR/Cas9 system, has been used to remove any genetic remnants of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from cells in culture.  The system removed all traces of the viral More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Adult male circumcision not linked to riskier sexual behavior: Study

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. Image/CIA Three clinical trials have shown that male circumcision More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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PositiveSingles: STD dating and whole lot more

Online dating sites are hugely popular and can cater specifically to virtually every individuals wants and needs- Christian dating, Jewish dating, 50+ dating and just about anything else under the sun. One dating More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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HIV Prevention: Digital outreach efforts to reach at-risk younger men

(NEW YORK, NY, June 23, 2014) –While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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Haiti reports 25000 new HIV cases in 2013

Haitian health officials are reporting via their Epidemiological Bulletin for HIV Surveillance #7 (computer translated) that from January to December 2013, there were 25,161 newly diagnosed cases during the year, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Health organizations file complaint against Florida insurers, claim violations of ACA

PRESS RELEASE Two leading health organizations–the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and The AIDS Institute–filed a complaint today with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Scientists Show AIDS Vaccine Could Work Against Changeable Site on HIV

PRESS RELEASE LA JOLLA, CA—May 14, 2014—A vaccine or other therapy directed at a single site on a surface protein of HIV could in principle neutralize nearly all strains of the virus—thanks to the diversity More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Gay and Bisexual Men account for the vast majority of syphilis cases in men during 2009–2012: CDC

Just 14 short years ago, the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, was on the verge of elimination in the United States; however, that trend has turned around dramatically as “The Great Imitator” More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Lipid Concentration Determines Time of HIV Spread

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health have found that an inheritable trait, in which dendritic cells of the immune system have low levels of cholesterol, slowed the usually rapid More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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HIV infected men at greater risk of heart attack: Study

The risk of heart disease in HIV-infected men is higher than in men not infected, according to a large NIH-supported study published in the journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine. Image/NHLBI The buildup of soft More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Miami researchers make a dramatic step towards an HIV vaccine

The elusive HIV/AIDS vaccine. Researchers have been trying to develop this vital preventive tool for the viral syndrome for years. Now, researchers at the  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Center More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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HIV cases up in Hong Kong in 2013

A total of 559 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in 2013, up from 513 cases reported in 2012, according to a Hong Kong CHP press release today. Hong Kong Image/CIA Dr Wong Ka-hing, Consultant More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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The Top 5 most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STI) among men and women nearly split evenly. This number includes both new and existing More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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HIV-infected women released from jail have worse HIV treatment outcomes than men, according to Yale study

A recently published study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that HIV-infected women transitioning from jail experience greater comorbidity and worse HIV treatment outcomes than their male counterparts. Jaimie More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Philippines: HIV cases in 2013 up a third compared to 2012

Assistant Secretary of Health in Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag tweeted Friday that the number of new HIV cases reported in November was 384 and the total so far for the year is 4,456. Image/CIA In 2012, more than More...

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