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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...

2013-11-26 08:28:22

Nearly Half of Adults Living with HIV Are Women Who Face Unique Challenges Throughout Every Stage of Life NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the launch of See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV, an international awareness campaign focused on helping to address the unique challenges faced by women living with HIV. The campaign is being launched in collaboration with an expert steering...

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...

2013-09-23 08:29:56

Donor Disbursements In 2012 Totaled US$7.86 Billion WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As world leaders prepare to meet to review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic. The annual funding analysis finds donor governments disbursed US$7.86 billion toward the AIDS response in...

2013-09-13 12:26:20

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of GMHC and Dr. Marjorie J. Hill would like to announce that they have mutually decided that it is now an appropriate time for GMHC to identify a new leader and for Dr. Hill to pursue the next chapter in her career. "Leading GMHC during the last several years has truly been an honor, but after more than seven years as GMHC's CEO, longer than any other head of an HIV/AIDS service organization, it is time for me...

2013-08-21 13:14:55

Despite years of strong progress, burden of AIDS growing in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and still significant in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington....

2013-06-18 12:29:37

Hundreds of Organizations Worldwide Call on Conference Organizers to Increase Meaningful Coverage of Gay Men, Transgender People, People Who Inject Drugs, and Sex Workers OAKLAND, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report produced by a coalition of global advocacy organizations shows that the International AIDS Conference (IAC) program continues to lack meaningful coverage of populations most-at-risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender...

2013-03-26 23:01:52

Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 73,700 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. On April 10, young people across the country will host a variety of activities to foster awareness and spur action to invest and engage young people impacted by HIV and AIDS. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Despite the recent scientific progress in getting closer to cure for AIDS, the HIV and AIDS epidemic is not over. Today´s young people are the...