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1311, 2018

Doctor no longer required to request HIV test in B.C.’s Interior

Those wishing to be tested for HIV can now bypass their physician and request the test on their own at any Interior Health lab. (Photo courtesy of Interior Health).   [...]

1311, 2018

Safe sex campaign targets Saskatchewan cities

A series of condoms designed as a part of the Wrap It Up! campaign which was created by Saskatoon Sexual Health as a way of tackling the provinces growing STI [...]

1311, 2018

20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate its 20th Anniversary of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week on November 29, 2018 in Ottawa, ON with [...]

911, 2018

Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Death Among People on HIV Treatment

Treating hep C lowers the risk. People on treatment for HIV have a higher risk of death if they are coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), MD Magazine reports. Treating [...]

911, 2018

Global Effort to Fight Illegal Drugs Deemed a Failure

A new report expresses disappointment with efforts at curbing drug production and addiction. Ten years ago, the United Nations set an international target date by which to “eliminate or reduce [...]

911, 2018

ART Initiated Pre-Pregnancy Lowers Hospitalization due to Infection in HIV-Exposed Infants

The lifelong administration of ART to all HIV-infected women, could have a positive impact on the health of infants exposed to HIV but who are seronegative for the virus. Beginning [...]

911, 2018

Is cancer the new face of HIV/AIDS?

There are certain cancers that are associated with AIDS, for example, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the lymph glands) and cervical cancer. In the run-up to World AIDS Day [...]

911, 2018

Anti-HIV Antibodies Show Promise in Maintaining Viral Suppression

Imagine a world in which HIV viral suppression can be maintained without the lifelong use of antiretroviral therapy. Well, what once seemed an impossibility may. in the not-so-distant future become [...]

911, 2018

Pastor demands couple undergo three HIV tests on wedding day, and still cancelled it

The vehicle carrying the couple in Bahati area, Nakuru County. PHOTO| EVANS ASIBA In Summary Apostle Jesse Karanja of the Mizpah House of Prayer Church was scheduled to officiate Joyce Waithera and [...]

711, 2018

‘Empire’ Aims to Educate, Not Shock, with an H.I.V.-Positive Love Story

Toby Onwumere, left, and Jussie Smollett in “Empire.”CreditCreditChuck Hodes/Fox In Season 2 of “Empire,” Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the vindictive, ruthless music mogul, delivered a blistering statement to his gay [...]