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  •  20th Anniversary of HIV Testing Day to highlight rapid testing initiatives
    20th Anniversary of HIV Testing Day to highlight rapid testing initiatives
    OraSure Technologies, Inc. a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices has announced its support of variousrapid HIV testing initiatives and events taking place this week in to mark the 20th Anniversary of HIV...
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    Breastfeeding ban: This mom's tattoo led to court banning her from breastfeeding
    Can a tattoo lead to a ban on breastfeeding? Evidently so, as one Australian mother found out. The order came after a circuit court heard a child custody argument from the father – who said the mother of his child is unfit, and pushedher ...
  • Cocaine increases risk of HIV infection reports UCLA study
    Cocaine increases risk of HIV infection reports UCLA study
    A new UCLA study has provided further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system; thus, making the user more susceptible to an HIV infection. The findings were published online on June 18 in the journal Scientific Reports. For the study,...
  • Kentucky leads the nation with the highest rate of acute Hepatitis C
    Kentucky leads the nation with the highest rate of acute Hepatitis C
    Four states in Appalachia, including West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky have seen the rates of hepatitis C among drug users triple between 2006-2012, with Kentucky now listed by the CDC as having the has the highest rate of acute...
  • garden of hope
    Michigan resident fights HIV with nutrition and lifestyle choices, no one cares
    In light of the new recommendations by the CDC, to start treatment upon diagnosis, a woman in Michigan claims to be holding her virus at bay with no meds! and none of her Doctors are the least bit interested! Something of special interest maybe,...
  • Patient cured of HIV and leukemia with single bone marrow transplant
    Patient cured of HIV and leukemia with single bone marrow transplant
    Thanks to a unique bone marrow transplant, Timothy Ray Brown, 49, has been able to “cheat” death twice in his life. The first time came after he was diagnosed as HIV- positive in 1995 and received the “standard cocktail” of...
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    Their Secret
    The moment has arrived & you finally feel that you have met someone that you can actually consider to be “the one.” No more blind dates or bad fix ups by friends & family. There is a gratifying connection the two of you share....
  • HIV cases jump dramatically in rural Indiana despite emergency needle exchange
    HIV cases jump dramatically in rural Indiana despite emergency needle exchange
    Despite a needle exchange program authorized by Indiana Governor Mike Pence the end of last month, cases of HIV, primarily contracted through the use of intravenous prescription painkiller Opana, jumped by 24 in Scott County just in the past week...
  • HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    According to a new UCLA study, HIV-infected adults may develop age-related diseases by more than 14 years earlier than their uninfected peers. The findings were published March 25 in the online journal PLOS ONE.The study authors note that...
  • HIV/AIDS instant test
    National Womens and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day invites action and prevention
    March 10, 2015 is designated National Womens and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to highlight awareness and invite women and girls to move into action by protecting themselves and their partners from HIV.Through prevention, testing and treatment, the...
  • SEM of HIV
    Detecting hidden HIV virus particles
    A new study, published on March 9, 2015 in Nature Methods, describes a novel, non-invasive, imaging technique that detects the presence of virus in areas of the body not accessible to conventional detection methods. The study used this technique...
  • Ocular syphilis
    LA County investigates two possible ocular syphilis cases
    Following reports of clusters of ocular syphilis in Washington State (6) and San Francisco (7) since December 2014, Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday they are investigating two independent cases of possible ocular syphilis.This has...
  • Scientists: Super anti-HIV compound powerful enough to work as a vaccine
    Scientists: Super anti-HIV compound powerful enough to work as a vaccine
    Scientists from the Jupiter, Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) announced this week that they have developed an new drug compound to fight the virus that causes AIDS that is both powerful and universally effective, they claim....
  • Cuban strain of HIV may be most aggressive ever seen
    Cuban strain of HIV may be most aggressive ever seen
    One of the fastest acting forms of HIV that has ever been seen has been discovered in Cubans in Florida by researchers at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium according to reports in the Feb. 15, 2105, Miami Herald One of the...
  • Cuba hit with more agressive strain of HIV
    Cuba hit with more aggressive strain of HIV
    Trade relations may now be opening up between the US and Cuba, but one thing is for sure is that the United States does not want to import the new highly-aggressive CRF-19 strain of HIV recently identified in some patients in Cuba.According to...
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