Category Archives: HIV News

Various HIV news from around the world

HIV drug used to reverse effects of virus that causes cervical cancer

HIV News LogoA commonly-used HIV drug has been shown to kill-off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer in a world-first clinical trial led by The University of Manchester with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi.

Drs Ian and Lynne Hampson, from the University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences and Dr Innocent Orora Maranga, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KNH in Nairobi examined Kenyan women diagnosed with HPV positive early stage cervical cancer who were treated with the antiviral HIV drug lopinavir in Kenya.
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UNAIDS and Lancet Commission to put forward recommendations on AIDS and global health for the post-2015 debate

HIV News LogoThe UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: Defeating AIDS – Advancing global health, reconvenes in London for final meeting on the future of HIV and global health.

LONDON/GENEVA, 13 February 2014—The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: Defeating AIDS – Advancing global health is meeting in London on the future of AIDS and global health in the post-2015 era—the recommendations will be published in The Lancet later this year.
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Why The Latest Biotech Boom May Not Be Followed By Another Bust

HIV News LogoAS INVESTORS and executives crammed into a New York ballroom for a conference held this week by the Biotechnology Industry Organisation, the mood was jittery.

The previous week eight biotech firms had launched initial public offerings in America, together raising more than $500m. In a discussion panel on whether the industry’s latest boom will last, a prominent investor, Oleg Nodelman, joked that he still had suitcases of cash for any firm that wanted it.
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HIV Cure: Medical Cannabis Or ‘Weed’ Explored To Help Stop HIV Infection Using THC Component; Laws Prevent Clinical Trials On Humans

HIV News LogoMarijuana or “weed” is now among the several ingredients that researchers are looking into to helping stop further spread of HIV infection.

According to hundreds of marijuana researchers, an active ingredient on “weeds” known as THC pierced HIV-like virus in monkeys called RIV.
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Justice Department Settles with Rite Aid of Michigan Over Alleged HIV Discrimination

HIV News LogoThe Justice Department announced today that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, it has reached a settlement with Rite Aid of Michigan to resolve claims that Rite Aid violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The department found that a Rite Aid store pharmacist in Okemos, Mich., discriminated against a customer with HIV by refusing to administer a flu shot to the customer. Although the pharmacist had access to surgical gloves, she told the customer that she needed “special gloves” to administer a flu shot to him, and that he should return after the store had ordered the gloves.
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