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2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...

2014-07-21 12:24:53

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world....

2014-07-21 11:08:54

The JAMA Network Journals Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. In 2012, an estimated 35 million individuals were infected...

2014-07-18 16:23:11

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Melbourne next week at the 20(th) International AIDS Conference. Canada is making many significant contributions in the areas of testing and treatment guidance; vaccine development and research; and international partnerships to combat this deadly disease. The Conference is an opportunity for Canada to further...

2014-02-04 08:31:07

Song Is Now Available on iTunes for $1.29, With All Proceeds to the Global Fund NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U2 teamed up with (RED) and Bank of America for the fight against AIDS with a Super Bowl commercial which featured the band performing a new song, "Invisible." With over 3 million free downloads on iTunes February 2-3, the song generated more than $3 million from Bank of America to support the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (Logo:...

2013-11-27 15:18:10

An analysis indicates that the prevalence of undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among state prison entrants in North Carolina was low, at 0.09 percent, according to a study appearing in the November 27 issue of JAMA. "A substantial proportion of individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus in the United States enter a correctional facility annually. Therefore, incarceration presents an opportunity for HIV detection. Even though many states have adopted...

2013-11-26 10:40:27

A large-scale study, led by Oxford University, has identified that government grants in Southern Africa can reduce major HIV risks for teenage girls. Their findings are published in the journal, The Lancet Global Health. The researchers say that half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among young people, and girls are two to three times more likely to be infected than boys. One of the major causes is 'sugar daddies': older boyfriends who give food, money or pay for school...

2013-09-26 23:26:04

Statement of Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation(EGPAF) welcomes the introduction of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 in the U.S. Congress. This legislation demonstrates the U.S. government’s long-standing, bi-partisan commitment to combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide through...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.