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HHS shells out more than $2 billion for HIV/AIDS care support

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the...
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In medical first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to her uninfected baby, in South Africa

Oct 11, 2018 , CNN Health
A liver transplant from an HIV-positive woman to her uninfected baby in South Africa has the potential to widen the country's organ donor pool, experts say....
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Long-Acting Injectable Implant Shows Promise For HIV Treatment And Prevention

Oct 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A persistent challenge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention is medication adherence – getting patients to take their medication as required to get the best results. Currently, a once-daily pill to prevent HIV infection is available. However, adherence to a once-daily regimen can be difficult for so......
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A One-Size-Fits-All Approach To Flu Preparedness Doesn’t Take Into Account How Virus Behaves In Cities Versus Rural Areas

Oct 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Flu season is about to ramp up, and officials are trying to get out the word. But a look at how the flu virus hits different population centers highlights that cities should focus on reducing spread while rural areas should focus on reducing harm. In other public health news: special education, cognitive behavior therapy, DNA, HIV organ donations, mental health and dirty...
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Indiana HIV outbreak among drug users may have been avoidable

Oct 05, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A years-long HIV outbreak among intravenous (IV) drug users in Indiana might have been avoided if the state's top medical and political leaders had acted sooner on early warnings that the virus was spreading, a recent study suggests....
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Why Payers Sometimes Restrict Access To Single Tablet Regimens For HIV Patients

Oct 02, 2018 , Forbes
Payer restrictions on HIV patient access to single tablet regimens may be based on cost but not cost-effectiveness considerations. Reforms to the healthcare system should include policies conducive towards incentivizing payers to incorporate a longer-term view with respect to costs and...
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New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

Sep 28, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily PillsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2018 12:00:00...
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Ending HIV Transmissions In America Now Seen As An Attainable Goal Within The Span Of A Few Years

Sep 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The tools exist, experts say, they just have to be put into action. In other public health news: racial disparities in health care quality, child abuse, appendicitis, shingles, c-sections, tuberculosis and...
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Anti-HIV antibody treatment promising in early experiments

Sep 27, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People living with HIV might someday be able to combat the virus with twice-a-year infusions of anti-HIV antibodies instead of daily antiretroviral pills, two preliminary experiments suggest....
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New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

Sep 27, 2018 , WebMD
A combination of two HIV-fighting antibodies, given to small group of people with HIV, appears to suppress the virus for a few months even after the person stops taking the drugs. Researchers hope it means could one day people could stop taking daily pills for...
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J&J exec: Tuberculosis is a global emergency. It's time to start treating it that way.

Sep 27, 2018 , CNBC Health
Tuberculosis is deadlier than Ebola and HIV, but it has never received the same sort of attention and focus from the global ...
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Affordable Care Act: Study Reveals Surprising Gaps In HIV Care Providers' Knowledge

Sep 25, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study has revealed surprising gaps in some HIV medical providers’ knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, with more than a quarter of providers surveyed unable to say whether their state had expanded Medicaid. The national survey also sought to better understand the healthcare providers’ views ......
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Perspectives: Why Does This HIV Drug Cost $75 In Africa and $39,000 In America?

Sep 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
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Judge Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt To Swat Down Suit Over Military Policy Regarding Soldiers With HIV

Sep 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The lawsuit claims that the administration's military-readiness policy, which is meant to single out troops that for any reason can't be deployed for 12 consecutive months, targets people with HIV....
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'Vampire Facial' Spa Clients to be Tested for HIV

Sep 15, 2018 , WebMD
In a vampire facial -- popularized by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities -- a patient's blood is drawn and then injected back into the face using...
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New Mexico Patrons of 'Vampire Facial' Spa May Have Been Exposed to HIV

Sep 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Mexico Patrons of 'Vampire Facial' Spa May Have Been Exposed to HIVCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00...
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'Vampire facial' may have exposed clients to HIV in spa

Sep 15, 2018 , CNN Health
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'Vampire facial' may have exposed clients to HIV in New Mexico spa, health officials say

Sep 14, 2018 , CNN Health
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Global Funding Would Need To Triple To $9 Billion To Make Real Progress Against HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis

Sep 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
But the development pipeline is slower than it ever used to be. “Donors are cutting back on funding at a time when we should be stepping on the gas," said Gavin Yamey, the study's lead author. Meanwhile, the fight against Ebola has advanced in recent years but it's still facing old...
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HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

Sep 08, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - More than one in nine people worldwide who might benefit from a daily pill to minimize their risk of getting HIV are now taking this medicine, a research review suggests....
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