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Ebola and HIV/AIDS: Similarities and Differences

Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, said "In the 30 years I've been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS. We have to work now so that this is not the world's next AIDS."

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Fighting for Women: HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Love, hope, and care are expectations among married women and those in relationships. Marriage and childbearing are highly valued in African cultures, and girls are expected to be married by age 16. When that age comes and goes and no suitors are mak...

New "90-90-90" Targets for Controlling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article was reported by TheDomincan.net. TheDomincan.net reported on the First Latin American and Caribbean Forum on the HIV Continuum of Care, which took place in Mexico City this week. A coalition of partners organized the forum, including Me...

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Nelson Vergel Asks for Your Help to Save HIV+ Venezuelans' Lives

"Nelson, I have read your expert column in Spanish at TheBody.com. I am desperate since we are running out of HIV medications in Venezuela. Can you help us?" This was the first email I received 4 months ago before many others starting arriving in my ...

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Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

This article was reported by Science Codex. Science Codex reported that according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), viral hepatitis has a mortality rate 10 times that of HIV/AIDS among European Union (EU) countries. Viral hepati...

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New York: Harlem Nonprofit Serves African Diaspora and Homeland

This article was reported by Voice of America. Voice of America reported that a Harlem-based nonprofit organization, the African Services Committee (ASC), had expanded its immigrant support services to include outreach, testing, and referral service...

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Report Examines PEPFAR Transition in South Africa

Health GAP and its partners on Wednesday released a report that "looks at the PEPFAR 'transition' in \South Africa\] -- moving from 'directly supporting' over one million people on ARV treatment in South Africa in early 2011 to a near complete withdr...

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Ghana: Society of Women Against AIDS Promotes Use of Female Condoms

This article was reported by GhanaWeb. GhanaWeb reported that Ghana's Society of Women Against AIDS (SWAA), together with the Ghana AIDS Commission and the Ghana Health Service, have begun a year-long campaign to promote the use of female condoms. A...

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Opinion: PEPFAR, South African Partnership Laying Foundation for Healthier Future

Huffington Post: The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned and Great Hope for the Future in South Africa Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting global AIDS coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator "... Our health part...

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New Report Calls for Better HIV Care for Adolescents in Asia

How will community organizations, governments and policy makers care for the almost 230,000 adolescents living with HIV in Asia?