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Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be inter...

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Canada: Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Raises HIV Fears

The relatively high number of hepatitis C cases in central Vancouver Island could be a sign that an increase in HIV is on the way, said Dr. Lorna Medd, medical health officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

Central Vancouver Islan...

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Canada Cuts Off Funding to International AIDS Vaccine Project

After years of financial backing, Canada's International Development Agency has stopped contributing money to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, one of the world's largest AIDS vaccine development agencies. Between 2001 and 2008, CIDA provide...

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Canada: Hepatitis C Sufferers Endangering Health to Get Treatment

Strict criteria for treatment eligibility in British Columbia and Ontario are driving some patients infected with hepatitis C virus to inflame their livers deliberately, experts say. Drug plans in these provinces will only provide antiviral treatment...

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Canada: Hepatitis C "Silent Epidemic" -- Doctor

Between 2006 and 2008, hepatitis C rates rose by 114 percent among Canadian women and by 76.6 percent among men. Dr. Didi Emokpare of Regina called the figures "staggering" and said little attention has been paid to the potentially deadly virus. Beca...

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Also In Global Health News: HIV-Positive Students In Taiwan; U. K. Commitment To Zimbabwe; Scientists Discover Faster, Cheaper HIV Test, How Schistosomiasis Drug Works; Africa's Male Circumcision Programs

Taiwan Marks Increased Numbers of HIV-Positive Students

The Taiwan AIDS Foundation said that according to Department of Health's Centers for Disease Control statistics, the average age of HIV positive people in the country is getting younger, the Ch...

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Musician Phil Collins Donates Nearly $54,000 in South African Royalties to AIDS Foundation

British musician Phil Collins has donated nearly $54,000 in royalties earned from the use of his music in South Africa to the Topsy Foundation, a South African community-based organization that cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS, the foundation ...

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Canada: Seniors Getting AIDS -- and No One Is Talking About It

Health care workers are seeing a quiet crisis: Seniors are getting AIDS and no one is talking about it. AIDS Committee Guelph-Wellington worker Brian Warrington said, "These people are isolated. They don't know where to go, what to do. There is still...

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Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates Fight AIDS

Former South African President Nelson Mandela joined former President Carter and Bill Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, Thursday in the battle against Africa's AIDS epidemic. At a function staged at the Zola clinic in Soweto,...

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South African Union Boss Demands Government Supply Anti-AIDS Drugs

The head of the powerful Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) challenged the South African government last week to provide anti-retroviral drugs to nearly five million South Africans living with HIV/AIDS. Willy Madisha, president of COSATU...