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Mozambique Launches Brazil-Funded Drug Plant to Battle HIV

A pharmaceutical plant funded by Brazil opened Saturday in Mozambique, where more than 2.5 million people are living with HIV but only 300,000 are receiving antiretrovirals (ARVs). The factory initially will package drugs from Brazil but will begin p...

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South Africa Recalls 500,000 HIV Tests Kits: Ministry

South Africa is recalling 500,000 SD Bioline HIV test kits, the health ministry said today. Health spokesperson Joe Maila said authorities are investigating how the tests were ordered earlier this year, despite a World Health Organization warning in ...

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Home Testing for HIV on the Way to United Kingdom After U.S. Approves Over-the-Counter Kit: Campaigners and Experts Welcome Breakthrough

The US Food and Drug Administration's July 3rd approval of an at-home HIV test kit is being lauded by HIV advocates in Britain and beyond.

"We are absolutely delighted at the announcement. It marks a real sea change," said Lisa Power of the Terrance...

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Stavudine (d4T) Phase-Out Festival in Delhi

On 18 May 2012, more than 80 People Living with HIV with prominent side effects from stavudine (d4T), protested at a "Stavudine Phase-Out Festival" demanding immediate phase out of the ARV from India's National Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) program....

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Ethiopian Government, PEPFAR to Run 5-Year HIV Prevention Program Aimed at High-Risk Groups

"More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men, and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year program to be run by the Ethiopian government and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan...

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Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings. Noting...

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Indonesian Government Agency: Ban Teens From Buying Condoms

Easy access to condoms at convenience stores is leading Indonesian teenagers to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a top official in the government's Child Protection Commission. Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh, CPC's deputy chair, is proposing a ban...

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United Kingdom: STD Fears as 70 Percent of Single Women Admit to Regularly Having Unprotected Sex

A survey of 2,000 UK females ages 18-40 finds seven of 10 single women regularly practice unprotected sex. DrFox.co.uk, an online pharmacy and prescription service, conducted the poll.

The responses indicate the average single woman has had unprotec...

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Northern Ireland: 2,500 Are Treated at New Sex Clinics in Just 18 Months

More than 2,500 people in the north west border region were treated for STIs in a recent 18-month period, with new clinics seeing increasing caseloads in Londonderry, Donegal, and Tyrone. The increases were a major topic at a recent sexual health con...

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The STOP HIV/AIDS Project: Treatment as Prevention in the Real World

British Columbia's STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project has sparked media interest and dialogue in Canada and internationally.1-4 It represents a new approach to HIV prevention and treatment. But what is the STOP HIV/AIDS project? What are some of its strengt...