China’s Impressive Performance on HIV/AIDS

With a unique model of cooperation, the country has achieved a remarkable turnaround in its response to the disease. Sex is a controversial yet evolving issue in China. In this field, like many others, the country’s economic boom and opening to the world are clashing with traditional values. China has become a destination for international …

HIV/Aids fight: daughter recalls murdered mom

Mandisa Dlamini was only 13 years old when her mother, KwaMashu HIV/Aids activist Gugu Dlamini was brutally murdered after publicly announcing she was HIV positive.   “I was too young to understand. All I can remember were her killers shouting that I should come ‘get my dog’, as they were done with her. She was …

Why The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Continues

Thirty-five years ago in 1981, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released its first-ever publication on HIV/AIDS. Sadly, experts linked the disease to a gay “lifestyle.” Since the release of the first statistics, we have made an enormous amount of progress in the work against this epidemic. We have become more enlightened on ways …

Cost of controlling HIV/Aids, TB to soar

Durban – With 3.1 million people on antiretrovirals, South Africa has the world’s largest ARV programme, but the cost of sustaining it will more than double in the next two decades, research has found. Released at the SA Aids Conference in Durban, the research modelled the cost of the HIV response and what it would …

What you need to know about children with HIV/AIDS

A new HIV treatment innovation can help save the lives of many children. The problem, however, is that many parents and children remain unaware of HIV/AIDS.   TRANSMISSION. An HIV-positive mother can transmit the virus to her child during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or breastfeeding MANILA, Philippines – An improved treatment could help save the lives …

FDA-Approved HIV Medicines

FDA-Approved HIV Medicines (Last updated 5/4/2015; last reviewed 5/6/2015) Treatment with HIV medicines is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is recommended for everyone with HIV. People on ART take a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day. A person’s initial HIV regimen generally includes three HIV medicines from at least two different drug classes. …

HIV/AIDS Treatment & Cure Update 2015

By the end of 2013, there were 35 million people living human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) globally, and that number likely increased in subsequent years. However, the clone of a potent single-cell-based antibody that dwells near the human CD4 binding site could be the answer to neutralizing HIV and suppressing HIV in a patient’s blood, reducing …

10 Natural Cancer Treatments Revealed

Around 20 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  This was crazy for my family at the time because my mom was a gym teacher, swim instructor and was always considered to be “healthy”. After her diagnosis, she took the advice of her oncologists at the Cleveland Clinic and underwent a mastectomy and …

Top 10 Lessons Learned So Far About Treating Lung Cancer With Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy agents “really work” in treating lung cancer, but they have unique toxicities, are challenging to combine with other therapies, and questions remain about dose and duration, Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, stated at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. “There are many agents—agonists, antagonists—some antibodies activate, some inhibit. We are quite lucky …

Home Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis or fibromyositis, is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain. It is far more common in women than men. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unclear. Possible causes and risk factors are genetics, hormonal disturbances, trauma to the brain or spinal cord, surgery, rheumatic diseases, viral infections, disturbed sleep …

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