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Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Anti-HIV Candidate Blocks Every Strain of HIV-1, HIV-2 and SIV

By scitechdaily: In a new study, researchers show that a new drug candidate blocks every strain of HIV-1, HIV-2 and SIV that has been isolated from humans or rhesus macaques, including the hardest-to-stop variants. Jupiter, Florida – February 18, 2015 – In a remarkable new advance against the virus... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HIV/AIDS: What's behind the decline in new infections

By Ameena Qayyum: Global efforts in recent decades to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS – reported to have killed some 39 million people – appear to be having an effect. The number of newly infected individuals worldwide is down 38 percent since 2001. Increased government investment in prevention, broad... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ebola conference begins amid warning over infection rate

The Week Magazine: International leaders will meet in London today to discuss the world's worst outbreak of Ebola. The conference, held jointly by the UK and Sierra Leone, comes as Save the Children issued a warning that healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in the West African state. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An epidemic of plague and pestilence takes hold across the world

By Barry Secrest: In late July 2014, news of a possible worldwide outbreak of Ebola was announced due to an American named Patrick Sawyer who flew on two flights while transiting Liberia. Sawyer died several days after the flights. An international race immediately ensued to find and quarantine... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 15, 2014

HIV, Aging and LGBT people: A Metamorphosis

By Robert Espinoza: On April 3, 2008, my longtime friend Don (last name withheld) tested positive for HIV, the same day as his mother's 56th birthday. He remembers the day vividly. "I had given blood to my doctor and a couple weeks later, I still hadn't received a call. I called my doctor's office... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ebola reaches UK...

Ebola reaches UK: Briton feared to have caught virus after travelling in West Africa By: Cyril Dixon: Health chiefs in Wales said yesterday that the condition of the suspected victim is being "closely monitored". Officials confirmed that the unnamed patient from Cardiff, South Wales, contacted them... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland: GENEVA/LONDON - Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in the global AIDS battle, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. These people are most at risk of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer May Become No. 2 Cause of Cancer Deaths

By Rachael Rettner: Pancreatic cancer is projected to become the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States in 2030, overtaking deaths from breast and colon cancers, according to new research. Currently, the top three causes of cancer-related death in the United States are... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 18, 2014

UK Doctor: 'I'd Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes'

By GILLIAN MOHNEY | ABC News: A U.K. doctor has stirred up controversy after writing an op-ed in the U.K. paper The Spectator where he argued that he’d “rather have HIV than diabetes." Dr. Max Pemberton, author of “The Doctor Will See You Now” and who works in mental health, wrote the article to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rare Double Infection: Lupus Patient Makes Antibodies to Fight HIV

By Bahar Gholipou: One woman's uncommon ability to fight her HIV infection may provide new insights for developing a vaccine that triggers a special immune response against the viral disease, researchers said. Scientists studied a 33-year old woman who had a rare combination of lupus, an autoimmune... Sign in to see full entry.

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