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Mortality rates of Black Americans living with HIV decreasing

11 February, 2015

Mortality rates of black and African Americans living with HIV decreased by 28 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to new data released from the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) last week. However, despite this consistent decline in deaths of people living with HIV (PLHIV) over time, the overall numbers and rates of deaths among black Americans are still higher than any other race or ethnicity in the United States.

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New HIV strains spread slowly

9 February, 2015

New research in PLOS Computational Biology explains why the global mixing of different HIV strains occurs slowly.

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Smartphone dongle developed to test for HIV and syphilis

6 February, 2015

A dongle that can be plugged in to a smartphone and has the ability to test for both HIV and syphilis has been developed by researchers at Colombia University.

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New guidelines for osteoporosis treatment for people living with HIV

4 February, 2015

New guidelines recommend that screening for bone fracture risk should be a routine part of HIV care.

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Home-based counseling and testing effective in diagnosis but not in treatment

2 February, 2015

Home-based counseling and testing in a rural area of Kenya has been proven to be effective in diagnosing people, but not for linking people to medical services.

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US health insurers discriminate with high ARV prices

30 January, 2015

People living with HIV (PLHIV) on some plans are paying on average $3000 more than PLHIV on other plans.

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Involving women living with HIV in their own care

28 January, 2015

A newly released report by the Salamander Trust calls for the involvement of women living with HIV to improve the care they receive.

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Taiwan lifts travel ban for people living with HIV

26 January, 2015

Taiwan has lifted the ban on entry, stay and residence of foreigners living with HIV

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