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World Leaders Need to be More Determined To Treat HIV/AIDS Victims

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 20, 2010 @ 7:40 pm
image South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe wished that the World leaders would be more determined to ensure that everyone infected with HIV and Aids gets treatment. "I want to believe this sporting tournament (FIFA) has provided all of us with lessons we can apply in our collective approach to deal with the HIV and Aids pandemic," he said at the 18th International Aids conference. "One of those lessons is the importance of teamwork even in the battle...

HRW Says Respect for Rights can Help Curb AIDS Spread

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 18, 2010 @ 7:17 pm
image Human Rights Watch has said that respect for the rights of the people most vulnerable to the AIDS virus is vital in stopping the spread of the disease. Joseph Amon, the US-based group's health and human rights director, called on governments of more than 160 countries to repeal laws criminalising sex workers, drug addicts and homosexuals. "Only by protecting the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations can we succeed in ending HIV transmission and ensuring ...

Promising Time in the Global War Against AIDS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 17, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
image AIDS experts have come together in Vienna on Sunday for a six-day rally to discuss newer strategies in a battle which after nearly thirty tumultous years is showing great promise. Expected to draw more than 20,000 researchers, policymakers and grassroots workers, the International AIDS Conference is the 18th since acquired immune deficiency syndrome came to light in 1981. For almost all this time, the conferences have been the theatre for frustration and sometimes anger. ...

Southern Africa in Circumcision Drive to Curb AIDS Spread

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 8:07 pm
image Thomas Mukone wonders exactly how he would tell his wife that he wants a circumcision at age 41, even with the government in Zimbabwe urging adult men to get snipped to slow the spread of AIDS. "It's not easy to discuss this as she is bound to accuse me of promiscuity," he said. "It is a really nice programme, but how will I tell my wife that I want to go for circumcision?" Zimbabwe has joined the growing list of countries in southern Africa that is pushing, and sometimes...

Study Says HIV Replication Process Could be Different Than Previously Thought

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 8:07 pm
image A new study says that the process by which a retrovirus, like HIV, reproduces and assembles new viruses is different than previously thought. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine studied a chicken virus called Rous sarcoma virus that causes cancer in chickens and is similar to HIV. The start of the replication process is the production by the retrovirus of a protein called Gag. Prior to this study, it was thought the building process happ...

UN Official Says 10 Million HIV-AIDS Deaths can be Prevented by 2025

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 15, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
image A senior UN official said that as many as 10 million HIV-AIDS deaths could be prevented by 2025, but it would require a remarkable expansion and simplification of treatment. The man leading the international fight against the epidemic- Michel Sidibe, of the United Nations Program on HIV-AIDS-said that ramping up treatment efforts requires several innovations, including better pill, better diagnostics and better treatment. "We must reshape the AIDS resp...

With Government Harassment, It’s an Uphill Task for China’s AIDS Activists

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 1:34 pm
image Wan Yanhai, China's top AIDS activist, said he suffered years of harassment from authorities which eventually came to a head earlier this year when he fled to the United States with his family. He is just one of the nation's AIDS campaigners who face ongoing pressure -- a situation that is hampering China's efforts to improve HIV prevention and control, activists and experts say. "The situation for AIDS activists is really not hopeful," said Lan Yujiao, one of the staff m...

Future HIV Vaccines may Not be Used by People

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 1:34 pm
image A new research review shows many people wouldn't get inoculated against HIV even if a vaccine was developed. This was revealed on the eve of the world's biggest AIDS conference this month in Austria. The authoritative review - published in this month's edition of the journal AIDS - was led by Peter A. Newman, associate professor at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Newman and PhD candidate Carmen Logie drew conclusions from 30 previous research pap...

Russia’s Strict Drug Laws Blamed for Spread of HIV

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 14, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
image HIV infections could be cut down by half in Russia if drug users were not treated as criminals, claim experts in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Wednesday. In an analysis published ahead of the International AIDS Conference, the experts said Russia's strict laws on drug use had helped fan its HIV/AIDS epidemic. Research shows that the risk of HIV infection can be slashed by substituting heroin and other illegal opiates with a safer, legal drug and encouraging addicts ...

AIDS Drugs on a Regular Basis Could Make Victims Queasy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 8:18 pm
image Daily intake of antiretroviral drugs could make victms feel queasy and sick according to Frenchman Jean-Luc Romero. Side effects are an often-overlooked downside of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the drugs that have turned HIV from a death sentence to a manageable illness. If the media chirpily dub HAART a drug "cocktail", HAART is definitely not a fun experience, Romero said. The powerful drugs can have toxic side effects and, unless a cure for...
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