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Los Angeles County Health Agency Failed to Report Meningococcal Deaths of 3 Men

This article was reported by Los Angeles Daily News.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health initially did not disclose the deaths of three people who had invasive meningococcal disease in 2014, bu...

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Canada

Canada: Mobile App a High-Tech Approach to Teaching Safe Sex

This article was reported by CBC News Saskatoon.

CBC News Saskatoon reported that a new smartphone application called Keep It Safe, created by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, will launch later this month in an effort to get safe sex messages ...

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Ugandan Clinics Selling Bogus "HIV-Negative Certificates"

This article was reported by BBC News Africa.

BBC News Africa reported that selling fake HIV-negative certificates has become a widespread practice in Uganda, where HIV-infected persons faced "massive social stigma" from employers, family, and frien...

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South Africa

South Africa Has Highest Number of New HIV Infections Worldwide: Survey

This article was reported by Mail & Guardian.

The Mail & Guardian reported that HIV prevalence among South Africans rose to 12.2 percent in 2012 (6.4 million HIV-infected people), according to the Human Sciences Research Council's (HRSC) National HI...

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Virginia: AIDS/HIV Services Group Adds Primary Care Services

This article was reported by NBC29.

NBC29 reported that the AIDS/HIV Services Group (ASG) had opened a new healthcare clinic, Thrive, in downtown Charlottesville, Va., adding primary care to their existing services. For 30 years, ASG has supplied HI...

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Asian/Pacific-Americans

Hawaiians Protest Name of "Hula" STD Information App

This article was reported by KITV.com.

KITV.com reported that Ramin Bastani, CEO of a Los Angeles-based company and founder of the STD information app "Hula," does not intend to change the app's name in spite of a petition from the Native Hawaiian c...

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Lawmakers Attack Cost of New Hepatitis Drug

This article was reported by The New York Times.

The New York Times reported that three US representatives are calling for the pharmaceutical company Gilead to justify the hefty cost of its new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi. The lawmakers, all Democrats...

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Homeless People

HIV on the Rise in San Jose, Calif., Homeless Encampment Known as "The Jungle"

This article was reported by KCBS Radio.

KCBS Radio reported that HIV and other STDs are increasing in "The Jungle," a homeless encampment of 200–300 residents on the banks of San Jose, Calif.'s Coyote Creek. Mercy Egbujor, a nurse with Valley Homel...

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Egypt

Gilead Offers Egypt New Hepatitis C Drug at 99 Percent Discount

This article was reported by Reuters.

Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has agreed to sell its new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug Sovaldi to the Egyptian government for $300 for a one-month supply. The total cost for the...

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South Africa

South Africa: Free State Hit by HIV and Tuberculosis Medicine Shortage

This article was reported by MoneyWeb.

MoneyWeb recently reported that according to South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the HIV and TB medication shortage is mostly affecting the country's province of Free State. Anele Yawa, national cha...