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2012-12-01 05:03:50

A Message from Dr. Carolyn Woo, President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 "December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time when we pause to reflect on the ways in which the HIV pandemic has changed our world, when we celebrate the exciting progress made in the fight against HIV, while mourning the multitude of lives it has claimed. "Many challenges remain but this year we have good reason to be optimistic. Last week UNAIDS reported that Africa has cut...

2012-03-09 10:29:30

The first findings from a nationally representative HIV survey were presented today at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) in Seattle, WA. The Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS) found that overall HIV prevalence, or percentage of the population living with HIV infection, is 31% among adults ages 18-49. This figure matches the 2006 Demographic Health Survey findings for the same age group, indicating that the HIV epidemic in Swaziland...

2010-11-30 16:18:00

World AIDS Day to Mark Start of International Effort to Shed Light on How Public Funds Are Used WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International development agencies in nine countries -- Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America-have been asked to explain their criteria for funding HIV and AIDS assistance -- and whether faith-based organizations get special concessions when they apply for public funds to...

2010-03-03 12:12:00

LONDON, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark International Women's Day (March 8, 2010) Women for Positive Action are launching a series of tools to raise awareness of the challenges facing women living with HIV/AIDS today. Women for Positive Action (WFPA) is led by a broad coalition of healthcare professionals, women living with HIV and community representatives from Europe, Canada and Latin America. This global initiative aims to support health care professionals and women living with...

2009-03-16 15:33:43

A report showed Monday, that the U.S. capital is being ravaged by an epidemic of HIV/AIDS, with African-American men and people aged 40-49 being the hardest hit by the deadly virus. Three percent of all Washington residents over the age of 12 had the HIV virus that causes AIDS or the full-blown disease itself at the end of last year, according to a report by the city's department of health. "To some, three percent of the city's population living with HIV/AIDS may seem like a small number. In...

2008-10-02 15:10:00

More than 1 million people in the United States had HIV in 2006, but one in five are unaware of their infections, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Thursday estimated that 1,106,400 people were living with HIV in the United States in 2006. The new estimate is based on a significantly improved national HIV reporting data set, as well as several additional years of data since the prior 2003 estimate....

2008-08-03 06:00:02

By Fred Tasker, The Miami Herald Aug. 3--The U.S. HIV epidemic is sharply worse than previously estimated, with thousands more people infected than realized, according to a new government way of calculating cases, officials said Saturday. The new count shows the number of new HIV infections was closer to 56,300 per year than the 40,000 per year previously reported -- a 41 percent increase for the 15 years up to and including 2006, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

2008-06-26 18:02:59

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Friday, June 27th, Test for Life released a national survey on attitudes surrounding HIV and AIDS as part of its national campaign to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensure access to care for those who test positive. At least 65% of those polled believe HIV tests should be part of routine medical care. The just-completed national survey of likely voters finds a high level of concern about the...

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