World AIDS and HIV Day

Since 1988 UN Members have participated in World AIDS Day; this year the Secretary-General’s published call is urgent, caring, persuasive.  Genre: Health, Official Day. Venue: Worldwide (all UN Member States). Dates: December 1, 2018. Sponsors: The United Nations and all UN Member States. Description: Governments and organizations based within and...

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Brasil Oferece PrEP ao HIV

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O Ministério da Saúde anunciou sua distribuição de medicamentos antirretrovirais como profilaxia, para reduzir o risco da infecção pelo HIV. SÃO PAULO, BRASIL — O Ministério da Saúde do Governo do Brasil, esta semanha, anunciou o início da distribuição de medicamentos antirretrovirais para reduzir o risco da infecção pelo...

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Salomé Karwah Passes

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As a survivor then carer during Liberia’s 2014-15 Ebola epidemic, Karwah inspired many; so does her death during childbirth — anguishing, preventable, sobering and focusing of attention on more chronic (though no less urgent) ailments, such as those afflicting healthcare systems in West Africa and low-resource communities. MONROVIA, LIBERIA — On...

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ACA Repeal on HIV Care

Map Showing in Blue States With Plans to Expand Medicaid

Calls for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act have produced analysis of its likely effect on vulnerable populations, chronic care, those living with HIV.   THE UNITED STATES — A number of editorials have expressed significant concern over the health of those living chronically with HIV under the...

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CDC Revises Quarantine

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The CDC has revised its quarantine guidelines for future public health outbreaks — amidst ongoing debate regarding its ethics. ATLANTA, UNITED STATES — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published its newly revised...

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