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2008-06-26 09:03:12

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) and the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) announced today that OraSure officials will be joined by Frank Oldham, Jr., President and CEO of NAPWA, and the Honorable Johnny Ford, Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama and Director General of the World Conference of Mayors to preside over the NASDAQ Stock Market opening on June 27, 2008 in observance of National HIV Testing Day. This event will spotlight the importance of this annual observance, as...

2005-11-21 10:20:20

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Almost 5 million people were infected by HIV globally in 2005, the highest jump since the first reported case in 1981 and taking the number living with the virus to a record 40.3 million, the United Nations said on Monday. The 4.9 million new infections were fueled by the epidemic's continuing rampage in sub-Saharan Africa and a spike in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the UNAIDS body said in its annual report. "Despite progress...

2005-07-04 09:22:43

By Elaine Lies KOBE, Japan (Reuters) - The devastating tsunami that struck Asia last year has left several countries that were already vulnerable to AIDS at even greater risk of the deadly disease, United Nations officials said on Monday. One in four new infections occurs in Asia, home to more than half the world's people, and 1,500 in the region die from the disease each day. Another 12 million could be infected over the next five years if prevention programs are not stepped up. Deadly...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'