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Comprehensive Adult Male Circumcision Services Initiated in South Africa

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 23, 2010 @ 9:04 pm
image Bertran Auvert (INSERM) and colleagues describe the large-scale roll-out of adult male circumcision (AMC) in Orange Farm, South Africa in research published this week in IPLoS Medicine/I. The researchers studied the ''Bophelo Pele'' (Health First) project. The project, which follows the WHO/UNAIDS guidelines for AMC, aims to offer free, safe adult male circumcision services to all men aged 15 years or older living in the Orange Farm township in South Africa as part of a community...

‘Pragmatic Approach’ to AIDS Urged by Religious Leaders

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 9:04 pm
image A 'pragmatic approach' and greater involvement by different faiths in the fight against AIDS were urged by representatives of major religions on Wednesday. A document released on the sidelines of the 18th International AIDS Conference in the Austrian capital called for religions "to work unceasingly to end the stigmatisation and discrimination" suffered by those with the disease. The document, which had been agreed at a forum in Amsterdam in March, was signed by representa...

Fashion Show by Sex Workers to Fight Against AIDS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 9:04 pm
image A fashion show to highlight discrimination was organized by sex workers at the World AIDS conference on Wednesday. Strutting sexily -- or shyly -- down an improvised catwalk, sex workers and activists drew a large crowd at the Global Village where NGOs have set up booths for the week-long conference. The collection featured skimpy yellow shorts with thin braces, a mini-skirt over red fishnet tights and frilly dresses, with condoms in bright packaging sticking out of bodi...

TB/HIV Deaths Cause Alarm

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 9:04 pm
image A campaign aimed at averting 200,000 deaths each year by co-infection from TB and the AIDS virus has been initiated by two global health agencies. "Every three minutes a person living with HIV has his or her life cut off prematurely by TB," said Jorge Sampaio, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy on stopping tuberculosis. "This is completely unacceptable. TB is a preventable and curable disease." Sampaio presided over a signing of a memorandum of u...

Can a Cure for AIDS be Envisaged ? Forum Discusses This Issue Threadbare

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 22, 2010 @ 8:17 am
image The World Aids conference discussed a subject which was almost unthinkable till date, whether a cure for AIDS is possible? The question is being broached in gingerly fashion, given the many false dawns in the nearly three-decade-long war on AIDS. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS has proven to be a tough, wily, mutating foe, quite possibly the most tenacious and devious pathogen in our species' history. But, buoyed by the success of anti...

Vaginal Gel- A Powerful HIV-Prevention Option For Women

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 20, 2010 @ 7:40 pm
image Scientists reported a major stride towards a vaginal gel that can thwart HIV, a goal that would be of huge benefit to African women bearing the brunt of the AIDS pandemic. A prototype cream tested in South Africa curbed the risk of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by 39 percent overall, but by 54 percent among those women who used it most consistently, they said. The study coincided with the six-day 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, where le...

Get Every Dollar to Pay, Urge Bill Clinton, Bill Gates

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 7:40 pm
image The World AIDS conference on Monday had Bill Clinton and Bill Gates take a stringent tone as they rejected the demands of activists for more funding from leaders despite the downslide in the economy. Wading into a mounting controversy, the former US president stoutly defended Barack Obama, accused by campaigners of backsliding on AIDS pledges. And he joined with the Microsoft tycoon in calling for smarter, cheaper ways to treat and prevent HIV in an era of belt-tightening...

Eastern Europe, Central Asia Witness Fastest Spread of HIV:UNICEF

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image Eastern Europe and Central Asia are witnessing the fastest spread of the HIV virus in the world with more than 8o% of the infected under 30 years of age, according to a UNICEF report. "Eastern Europe and Central Asia are the only parts of the world where the HIV epidemic remains clearly on the rise," it said in a report published Monday at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. In parts of Russia, the rate of HIV infections has gone up by 700 percent since 20...

AIDS Activist Annie Lennox Warns Against Reduction in AIDS Funding

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image The battle against AIDS is a human rights issue , rock star and AIDS activist Annie Lennox said Monday, warning against reduction in funding due to the global recession. Funding the fight against AIDS "should not be something charitable," the former Eurythmics singer told AFP in an interview. The issue was "not about charitable handouts," said Lennox, who is attending the 18th World AIDS Conference being held in the Austrian capital this week. "I'm not denigra...

UN Sees Drastic Rise in Patients on HIV Drugs

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image Anti-HIV drugs reached 1.2 million more people last year, the UN announced Monday at the world AIDS forum, as former US president Bill Clinton defended Barack Obama's funding to fight the disease. The increase meant that 5.2 million people had access to drugs to repress HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the UN's World Health Organisation said as thousands of delegates met at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. "This is the largest increase in people accessing...
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