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2012-08-21 00:35:51

Study finds HIV home test is popular among men with high risk sexual practices Thirty years into the HIV epidemic, many people who are at high risk of HIV infection cannot or will not adopt safer sexual practices, such as abstinence and condom use.  This means there is room in the market for alternative methods to reduce either exposure to or transmission of HIV among these individuals.  One such strategy, HIV home testing (HT), is the subject of a recent study by Alex...

2012-08-15 11:59:11

Nurse-centered care of HIV patients can be just as safe and effective as care delivered by doctors and has a number of specific health benefits, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT). Published today in The Lancet, the research shows that neither survival rates nor virus suppression reduced when nurses administered antiretroviral drugs to patients in South Africa. Health benefits included: significantly improved detection...

2012-08-13 06:25:24

HIV Specialists Meet to Identify Unmet Needs of Those at Greatest Risk WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As global leaders assembled in Washington for the XIX International AIDS Conference, a special gathering of researchers, government officials and HIV/AIDS advocates confronted the new reality of the epidemic in the U.S. - a dramatic increase in HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), minority populations, the poor and the disenfranchised living in discreet...

2012-08-03 02:23:43

The Black Treatment Advocates Network Hosts Updates from the XIX International Conference in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Local and National Leaders discuss ending the AIDS epidemic MIAMI, Aug. 3 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) and the Black AIDS Institute are sponsoring HIV Post-Conference Updates in Ft. Lauderdale on August 6 and Miami on August 7 to bring new information from the recent International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012) to South...

2012-07-27 06:21:48

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 investigators released their landmark study results last year showing that treatment can reduce HIV transmission by 96% in serodiscordant couples, questions were raised about the cost of early antiretroviral therapy (ART) and if it should be universally implemented. Data presented today at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. show that treatment as...

2012-07-27 10:57:56

Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show additional benefits of early antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV clinical outcomes. Expanded analysis of HPTN 052 study data, presented today at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., demonstrated that early versus delayed ART showed a trend toward delaying the time to both AIDS and non-AIDS primary events and significantly delayed the time to AIDS events, death and tuberculosis. The overall...

2012-07-26 10:27:36

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show additional benefits of early antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV clinical outcomes. Expanded analysis of HPTN 052 study data presented today at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. demonstrated that early versus delayed ART showed a trend toward delaying the time to both AIDS and non-AIDS primary events and significantly...

2012-07-26 06:24:17

HIV/AIDS, drug shortages, and childhood obesity all on the agenda WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq returned from Washington, D.C., today where she represented Canada this week at the XIX International AIDS Conference, and met with senior U.S. officials to address other important health issues for Canadians. "It was a powerful experience to meet with people whose lives had been changed thanks to Canadian efforts in fighting HIV and AIDS,"...

2012-07-26 02:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, during the XIX International AIDS Conference, the Latino Commission on AIDS, in collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada), launched Sharing Stories, Creating Hope, an innovative multimedia HIV educational campaign. The bilingual campaign connects the stories of health-care providers and Latinos/Hispanics living with HIV to demonstrate culturally-relevant HIV care strategies. This public health tool inspires a...

2012-07-25 06:25:44

SEROvie, one of the only Haitian organizations offering services to LGBT communities, wins prestigious U.N award NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, is proud to share that its grantee SEROvie has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Red Ribbon Award. SEROvie, along with the other Red Ribbon winners, will be visiting the White House today to discuss their work. The...