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NPR Interviews First Lady of Haiti About Country's Progress Against HIV

As delegates from around the world convene for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), NPR correspondent Michel Martin "speaks to Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly about the Caribbean island's progress against the epidemic and challenges ...

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Canada

AIDS Expert Says Canada Needs to Show Dedication to Fight Against AIDS

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, called Monday for Canadian federal and provincial governments to sign the official declaration of the upcoming International AIDS Conference (IAC). Organizers of ...

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Germany

Canada: Circumcision Opponents Rejoice Over German Ruling

After a German court ruled on June 26 to ban circumcision, debate about the practice continued in Canada and elsewhere. Judges in Cologne, Germany, ruled that the "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights o...

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Canada

Canada: First AIDS Hospice to Double Capacity

Toronto's Casey House HIV/AIDS hospital has received local approval to renovate an 1875 mansion across the street and add a four-story facility at the rear that will function as a day program for people living with HIV.

The expansion will "enable us...

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Canada

Canada: High School Staff and Students Undergoing HIV Tests After Faulty Diabetes Procedure

Many students and staff at a Winnipeg high school are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after they were improperly screened for diabetes. On May 4, a University of Manitoba professor who gave a presentation on diabetes misused a glucometer while che...

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Canada

Three Heroin Injection Sites Urged in Toronto, Canada

Research results announced Wednesday tout the benefits Toronto could realize by opening three supervised injection facilities. However, numerous key officials maintain reservations about permitting facilities where illicit drugs, such as heroin, are ...

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Canada

Canada: Men's Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Low

Prince Edward Island (PEI) health officials are encouraging more STD testing, especially among men.

According to Dr. David Reid of the University of PEI Student Health Center, "on average about 80 or 90 percent of the students I see are female." And...

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Canada

Condom Use Rises Among Teens and Young Adults: Statistics Canada

Reported condom use among sexually active Canadians ages 15-24 rose from 62 percent in 2003 to 68 percent in 2009-10, Statistics Canada said recently. In the 2009-10 Canadian Community Health Survey, two-thirds of respondents ages 15-24 reported havi...

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Haiti

Science Speaks Blog Interviews Country Director for CDC in Haiti

In this post in the Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog, the "third in a series of conversations with officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discussing the CDC's role in global HIV and tuberculosis ...

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Canada

HIV Epidemic Feared on Ontario Reserves

A rise in injection drug use on reserves in northern Ontario could fuel an HIV epidemic, health officials are warning.

In January, the remote community of Cat Lake declared a state of emergency over IV drug use there. Up to 70 percent of Cat Lake re...