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Why protecting immunocompromised people is key to ending the pandemic – The Wire Science

An illustrated model of the novel coronavirus. Image: CDC/Unsplash Many calls to protect immunocompromised patients have missed a crucial public health point: by protecting people with weakened immune systems, we all protect ourselves. The creation of variants is driven by the amount of replicating virus in existence. Whether evolutionary branching …

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ACTG and Shionogi Announce Progress of Global Phase 3 Trial of Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Agent S-217622

LOS ANGELES and OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the world’s largest HIV research network that has expanded its focus to include evaluating outpatient COVID-19 treatments, and Shionogi & Co., Ltd., a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Osaka, Japan with a long-standing commitment to the research and development …

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Kinsley urges end to FDA policy on gay men donating blood

North Carolina’s top health official, joined by public health officials from eight other states and the District of Columbia, calls on the Food and Drug Administration to lift a three-month waiting period for gay men sexually active to donate blood. On Thursday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody …

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Varying ranges of hospital services widen gaps in care, study finds

For-profit hospitals are more likely to discontinue less profitable services than public and nonprofit hospitals, new research shows. According to an analysis of data on 2,500 city hospitals from 2004 to 2019 published in Health Affairs on Monday. This variation resulted in a shortage of less profitable services such as …

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Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300,000 in grants for HIV prevention and support

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Philly AIDS Thrift (PAT) and Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room recently awarded $300,035 in grants to 27 organizations and initiatives in the Delaware Valley that provide HIV prevention, care and support services. To date, PAT management has donated $3.6 million to community organizations. …

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Researchers call for personalized public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccination for HIV patients

While most people living with HIV have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, younger, black people are hesitant to get vaccinated and have lower vaccination rates, new research from Rutgers researchers finds. . The study, published in Care of patients with AIDS and STDs, is among the …

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How two nurses kept hope alive at the start of the AIDS crisis / LGBTQ Nation

Ahead of World AIDS Day 2021, I had the great privilege of sitting down with Ellen Matzer, RN, CCRN, and Valery Hughes, FNP, RN authors of the book, Nurses Inside: Stories from New York’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic. When a friend suggested that Matzer write a book about her experience as a …

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FACT FOCUS: Washington state not changing quarantine rules

A routine Washington State Board of Health meeting on Wednesday became the subject of a nationwide disinformation campaign this week as social media users, political hopefuls and conservative pundits claimed the meeting would include a vote to force unvaccinated residents into COVID-19 quarantine camps. A council communications officer said he …

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To Treat Retirement Homes, State Lawmakers Adopt A Series Of Approaches To Improve Care And Financial Solvency | Local news

Massachusetts needed nursing home reform even before the pandemic, people say. Now the stakes are higher. State Senator Patricia Jehlen, a Democrat from Somerville who co-chairs the Joint Committee on Seniors’ Affairs, said she believes the pandemic has prompted legislative leaders to seek change. Even so, solving long-term care problems …

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The pandemic has brought about seismic changes. They changed with it.

When the pandemic began, Mark Finazzo was working at a brewery in Columbus, Ohio, a job he lost due to lockdowns that plunged him, like many Americans, into terrifying months of isolation, anxiety and helplessness, with nothing more to do than watch the rage of the coronavirus through the television …

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Patients with HIV are at higher risk of cardiac arrest: study | Health

A recent study looked at the risk of heart failure in people living with HIV and how that risk varies by age, sex, race and ethnicity. A new study has found that people living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart failure than people without HIV. {{^ userSubscribe}} …

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Study: Medicaid expansion failed to boost critical hospital operations

A new study has found that hospitals covered by the Medicaid expansion have not seen improved quality scores or better staffing levels. Water quality issues, HIV / AIDS issues, poison gas, legal marijuana and many more are also in the news. Modern Healthcare: Medicaid Expansion Has Not Improved Critical Access …

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The link between poverty and disease in Kenya

CELEBRATION, Florida – Poverty and disease create a vicious cycle in which they simultaneously feed off each other. As poverty increases, the disease benefits from a lack of sanitation practices, access to immunization and adequate health care. In turn, the disease exacerbates the struggle already faced by people living in …

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Magic Johnson Praises God For Long Life Despite HIV Diagnosis

Through Nicole alcindor, CP Reporter | Sunday 21 November 2021 Magic and Cookie Johnson chat with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King to discuss their lives 30 years after the former NBA player was diagnosed with HIV on November 10, 2021. | Screenshot: YouTube / “CBS Mornings” Magic Johnson expressed his …

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Rowan County native wins national award for HIV / AIDS treatment – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – When Wesley Thompson looks back on his medical career so far, he can point to several distinct moments that have shaped his path. The first and most influential came when he was a graduate student at Duke University Hospital in 1985. Charged with drawing blood from an AIDS …

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Desert Aids Walk Marks 40 Years of Fighting HIV / AIDS – NBC Palm Springs News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

HIV and AIDS are the cause of nearly one million deaths each year. For an illness that claimed the lives of so many loved ones, the community came together on Saturday, not only to remember the loss, but to celebrate how far we have come in the struggle and the …

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How will the Ryan White HIV / AIDS program spend its $ 2.21 billion?

Almost $ 2.21 billion in federal funding has been awarded to the Ryan White HIV / AIDS Program, which then awards money to state, local and community groups that provide HIV care, treatment and prevention to people. low-income people affected by HIV. An additional $ 99 million has been allocated …

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Everything about visiting the Mexican HIV orphanage Armando & Kenneth

Armando and Kenneth are planning to adopt a child from Eunime orphanage in Tijuana and their GoFundMe has already raised over $ 13,000. At 90 day fiancé: the other way, Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio melted the hearts of fans when they visited the Eunime Orphanage in Tijuana, and many …

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Nigeria Engaged in Global Campaign to End Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Says FG | The Guardian Nigeria News

• 63% of HIV positive women unable to access HIV care services• Nation records 22,000 new infections among children in 2020• The former boss of an oil company denounces the decline and the brain drain in the health sector The federal government has expressed its commitment to a global campaign …

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HIV in the Latino Community: Trade addresses this reality for the first time, and in Spanish

Photo courtesy of ViiV Healthcare The Latinx community is disproportionately affected by HIV / AIDS. In fact, a study conducted by the CDC in 2018 found that 27% of cases were from the Latinx / Hispanic community. Much has changed since the first case in 1983. It has been epidemic …

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Owner / breeder Miller brings Covid vaccine to Africa

Where others see insurmountable challenges, Johnathan Miller sees opportunities. This is what led him to serve as president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, where he worked to help cut the slaughter pipeline and provide a safe and humane retirement to hundreds of equine retirees. That is why, in 2004, he …

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Biden Appoints Global HIV / AIDS Coordinator, Adds Members To Team

WASHINGTON – With the goal of defeating HIV by 2025 nationally and pledging to redouble efforts to fight the disease globally, President Joe Biden has put in place officials to make that happen. The White House kicked off the week with the announcement that John Nkengasong, who was a senior …

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Black AIDS Institute appoints Toni Newman interim CEO

LOS ANGELES – In a sad announcement, the leadership of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement announced the death of its founder, Archbishop Carl Bean on Tuesday. Since its founding in South Los Angeles in 1982, the denomination has had open arms and embraced Black LGBTQ Angelenos and many members of …

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HIV and sexual activity should be part of conversations with older patients, experts say

September 23, 2021 3 minutes to read Source / Disclosures Disclosures: Volberding reports that he chaired a data and security oversight committee for Merck and was a consultant for Gilead Sciences. ADD A SUBJECT TO E-MAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email …

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COVID-19 causes major disruption in global HIV progress

September 22, 2021 – From testing to treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered global HIV efforts. “We have been slowed down by COVID, but we have seen remarkable resilience, a lot of innovation and creativity,” said Siobhan Crowley MD, head of HIV at the Global Fund. “If you consider that …

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Kapili defines the role of Pandemic Act in occupational safety

GORETHY KENNETH REPORTS The COVID-19 pandemic is not the result of the work, a government official said. Labor and Industrial Relations Minister Tomait Kapili (pictured) said COVID-19 is a disease outside of work, which has been triggered by other health factors, similar to tuberculosis, cancer, HIV / AIDS and should …

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Tallahassee residents mobilize to raise awareness about HIV

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – It’s a disease that affects one in 172 people here in the Big Bend. “It completely changed my life. I was diagnosed in 1999.” Tracy has been HIV positive for over two decades. It is a virus that wreaks havoc on your immune system and your …

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POC diagnostics market worth $ 81.37 billion at 9.4% per

Pune, India, September 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The world POC Diagnostics Market The size is expected to gain ground reaching $ 81.37 billion by 2028 while posting a 9.4% CAGR between 2021 and 2028. This information is published by Fortune Business Insights in a report titled “POC Diagnostics Market, …

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AHF mourns the passing of Reverend Carl Bean | Business

LOS ANGELES – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 8, 2021– AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization today and which began its journey providing care and services to HIV / AIDS patients 35 years ago in Los Angeles providing palliative care for people dying of AIDS, today mourned the …

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Mississippians living with HIV get transplant options near them

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – For Mississippians living with HIV, organ failure caused by the rigors of their illness can be far more deadly than the infection they are living with. Executives at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson said many patients have had to travel out of …

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Why these Charlotte advocates think her ‘harmful’ comments will turn young people living with HIV back

As DaBaby’s recent use of homophobic and HIV-stigmatizing language at a music festival in Miami continues to ignite the fire, 11 national LGBTQ and HIV / AIDS organizations sent the North Carolina-based rapper an open letter requesting a private conversation about education, prejudice and advocacy. “We heard your inaccurate and …

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Central Pa HIV Care Agency Now Accepting Donations Through Used Car Program ‘CARS’ | Community

Williamsport / State College, PA – Community members can donate their used vehicles to AIDS Resource through the CARS (Charitable Adult Rides and Services) program. This program creates a unique opportunity for donors to support the organization’s customer transportation and meal delivery services. Through the CARS program, AIDS Resource will …

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Beyond drugs – Center for American Progress

Join the conversation on Twitter using #HumanizingHIVRresponse. On July 13, 2010, the Obama administration released the National HIV / AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the country’s first comprehensive roadmap to tackle the HIV epidemic. The strategy provided concrete targets on reducing new transmissions and increasing access to prevention, treatment and care. A …

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NIH Avant Garde Award for an innovative, ready-to-use concept to cure HIV and treat addiction

PICTURE: Linda Chang view After Credit: UMSOM University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Linda Chang, MD, MS, received the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Avant-Garde Prize 2021 (DP1) for research on HIV / AIDS and substance use disorders – a pioneering …

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How can undocumented immigrants receive treatment for HIV / AIDS in New York?

Undocumented immigrants living with HIV / AIDS in New York State can enroll in uninsured care programs that provide access to free HIV and / or AIDS care. Here is a step by step explanation. New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene A public health campaign to promote awareness …

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People living with HIV have a significantly higher risk of suicide: study

ANI | Update: June 30, 2021 7:08 PM STI Washington [US], June 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine has indicated that people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are more likely have thoughts of suicide and die by …

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HIV prevention experts call for regular testing

CHICAGO – This weekend marked National HIV Testing Day, when people are encouraged to find out their HIV status and work to end the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. Jim Pickett, senior director of gay men’s health and prevention advocacy for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, said it’s important for …

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosts free HIV testing event in Jackson

A crowd gathered in Pittman Park on Sunday afternoon as the Jackson community gathered to recognize National HIV Testing Day with a community block party. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit HIV / AIDS service provider, partnered with Jackson-based Xperience Jxn Entertainment Group and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis …

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Access to health care is a right

For people living with HIV, not having the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have limited their access to doctors and drugs. There is no cure for HIV, so without ACA the disease would develop much faster, said Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, Dean, Professor and Director of the Center …

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LOUD for the premiere of “Your Life, Your Power!” Film on National HIV Testing Day

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –STRONG., an affinity group of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) which stands for “Latino, Outreach, Understanding, Division”, should preview a powerful film called “Your Life, Your Power!” Focused on improving the transition from adolescent HIV care to adult HIV care. The film will be followed by a round …

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