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  • Relationships and feelings
    Odd Blood: Serodiscordancy, or, Life With an HIV-Positive Partner
    The Atlantic | 05 April 2012

    Chad, my boyfriend, types to me from the Hyatt on New Jersey Avenue, "I am hiv positive." We study the screen together, 1426 miles apart. The cursor of my chat window blinks for me. I'm not stunned, or even much scared, really; definitely not sickened, repulsed.

  • Global health initiatives
    Africa - Brics Stepping Up On Global Health
    Africa Focus | 05 April 2012

    When the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries met for their fourth summit in New Delhi last month, the event attracted little attention from the Western press. The common tendency to dismiss the group because of its internal diversity risks ignoring the steady emergence of greater influence for its members beyond their obvious growing economic weight. One arena in which such influence is apparent is an increased role in foreign assistance.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    A discourse on HIV disclosure
    Chelsea Now | 05 April 2012

    Despite the increase in HIV testing, and both primary and secondary prevention campaigns, there is a relative lack of discourse on disclosure of HIV status and condom negotiation among all the men we encounter in our studies. The discourse that does take place often produces confusing and even contradictory stories about status disclosure.

  • Relationships and feelings
    KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples
    IRIN Plus News | 05 April 2012

    The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

  • KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples
    IRIN | 05 April 2012

    The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

  • Vaccines
    Possible clues found to why HIV vaccine showed modest protection
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 04 April 2012

    Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Four busted in $150M HIV/AIDS-Medicaid drug scam
    New York Post | 04 April 2012

    New York authorities today busted four ringleaders of a massive HIV/AIDS black market prescription drug scam that allegedly ripped off $150 million from the Medicaid program. 

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Scripps Research Institute scientists find promising vaccine targets on hepatitis C virus
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 04 April 2012

    A team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has found antibodies that can prevent infection from widely differing strains of hepatitis C virus in cell culture and animal models.

  • Finance and funding
    Government Of Sweden Announces Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy For HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health
    Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report | 04 April 2012

    The government of Sweden on Monday announced "a regional strategy for regional efforts to combat HIV/AIDS and address sexual and reproductive health" in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a press release from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. "The strategy also contains guidelines detailing how Sweden will contribute to improving sexual and reproductive health and efforts to improve human rights for homosexual, bisexual and transsexual people" in the region, the press release states. The Swedish government is allocating SEK 700 million ($104 million) for 2012 to 2013 toward the strategy, according to the press release.

  • Cancer
    Young girls more likely to report side effects after HPV vaccine
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 04 April 2012

    Younger girls are more likely than adult women to report side effects after receiving Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine. The side effects are non-serious and similar to those associated with other vaccines, according to a new study.

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