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2013-11-27 15:36:01

More than 90 percent of HIV-infected inmates entering prison in North Carolina had previously tested positive for the virus, according to a study published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A significant proportion of people with HIV in the United States enter the prison system each year, and many have believed that screening new inmates for HIV would yield many new diagnoses. "We found that was not the case, and that few of the HIV-positive...

Most Couples Don't Talk STI Before Sex
2013-11-06 15:36:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have proven what most people already knew: talking about sexually transmitted infections with a partner is awkward. Scientists spoke at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting on Wednesday about how they discovered a disconnect between the public health messages that promote STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing as a way to prevent STIs like HIV and chlamydia, and the conversations occurring in...

2010-07-13 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the White House introduced a comprehensive action plan for the U.S. response to HIV/AIDS. The landmark plan will serve as a roadmap for policymakers, community organizations, and the public on how to reduce new HIV infections, get people living with HIV into care, and decrease HIV-related health disparities in the United States. Importantly, the plan includes measurable targets and describes ways to improve management and coordination...

2009-11-30 16:47:00

From Acting Administrator Alonzo L. Fulgham WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 1, the global community once again recognizes World AIDS Day and the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. This is also a time to renew our commitment to work together to fight against this epidemic and pay homage to the millions of people who have lost their lives because of it. As a major partner in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S....

2008-08-03 03:00:23

By Mandell, David S Eleey, Catharine C; Cederbaum, Julie A; Noll, Elizabeth; Hutchinson, M Katherine; Jemmott, Loretta S; Blank, Michael B ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: To estimate the relative risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among children identified as having learning disabilities through the special education system. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used special education data and Medicaid data from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for calendar year 2002. The sample comprised...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.