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5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  

U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

8 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported...Show More Summary

Surviving AIDS: The Extraordinary Power of a Helping Hand

More and more people are aging with HIV, but you don't have to do it alone.

Smokers with HIV face higher risk from lung cancer than from AIDS

18 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.

Relationship found between HIV risk and individual and community level educational status

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been...Show More Summary

Taraji P. Henson Gets Honored at Heroes in the Struggle Awards for Her Work in Fighting HIV/AIDS!

Taraji P. Henson shows off some skin as she hits the red carpet at the 2017 Heroes in the Struggle Awards Gala held on Saturday (September 16) in Los Angeles. The 47-year-old actress was among those honored for her work in battling the fight against HIV/AIDS. Taraji was accompanied by her Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett, [...]

Relationship Found Between HIV Risk & Individual AND Community Level Educational Status

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk. Show More Summary

Tanzanian Government Arrests 20 People for Alleged ‘Homosexuality’

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Twenty people attending a training seminar for HIV/AIDS relief work were arrested in Zanzibar, Tanzania over the weekend in a crackdown on homosexuality in the African nation. Africa News reports: “They are implicated in homosexuality. We arrested th… Read The post Tanzanian Government Arrests 20 People for Alleged ‘Homosexuality’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Learn More, Stay Healthy: HRC Marks National HIV & Aging Awareness Day (#NHAAD)

Today, September 18, marks National HIV & Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), an opportunity to focus our attention on the impact of HIV and AIDS on older Americans. Despite medical and societal advances in prevention, treatment and public education, HIV and AIDS continues to impact hundreds of thousands of Americans over the age of 50. Show More Summary

Michael Friedman, Remembered by His Friends and Collaborators

The composer and lyricist Michael Friedman, known for his work on Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Fortress of Solitude, and much more, died on September 9 at age 41 from complications of HIV/AIDS. For us, the loss is profound, and it is personal. The impact he made on both of our lives ... More »

Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis

According to the Global Burden of Disease study released today, deaths caused by viral hepatitis have surpassed all chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The study illustrates that in 2016, the total...Show More Summary

Selena Gomez's kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus

In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very "popular" and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is...

1994: Bill T. Jones' Still/Here Turns AIDS Into Art

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The HIV+ Black performer confronted terminal illness through dance.

Millions Could Die If Foreign Aid Is Cut, Gates Foundation Warns

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a stark warning this morning: if governments, particularly the U.S., were to cut their foreign aid budgets, millions of people would die from HIV, childhood illnesses, childbirth, and malar...

Bill Gates says we're on track for a record HIV epidemic

The world has made enormous leaps in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that someone HIV-positive, with the right treatment, can expect to live as long as their healthy neighbor. But as billionaire Bill Gates recently noted, without...Show More Summary

Broadway Veteran Michael Friedman Dies at 41 of Complications from HIV/AIDS

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Michael Friedman, the composer, lyricist and Broadway veteran best known for co-creating the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, died on Saturday at 41, due to complications from HIV/AIDS. We are devastated about the loss of our family member, Mich… Read The post Broadway Veteran Michael Friedman Dies at 41 of Complications from HIV/AIDS appeared first on Towleroad.

Broadway Composer Michael Friedman Dead at 41

Michael Friedman, a composer, lyricist, and integral member of New York’s theater community, has died at the age of 41 due to complications related to HIV/AIDS. A Saturday evening press release from the Public Theater, where he frequently worked for over a decade, confirmed the unfortunate news. “Michael brought so ... More »

Broadway composer dies, aged 41

The death is reported of Michael Friedman, composer and lyricist of several Broadway shows, most successfully with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He was 41 years old.     The cause of death was complications from HIV/Aids.  

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