The Association of psychologists of Costa Rica issued a statement defending that treatments should aim at removing the stigma. Last July, the leader of Costa Rica human rights, Justo Orozco described homosexuality as a sin, and that sexual orientation can be changed. Recently, the legislature has had to ask [...]
HEALTH authorities said Friday that close to 400 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been monitored in the country in January this year. Based on the January 2013 Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry report, it recorded 380 new HIV cases in just the first month of the year. “This was 79 percent higher [...]
Uganda Human Rights Commission has opposed mandatory HIV testing as envisaged in the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill that is before Parliament. The commission also rejected a provision on criminalization of attempted and intentional transmission of the virus as well as a provision that permits medical practitioners to disclose HIV positive test results [...]
An agreement announced this morning between a U.N.-backed health organization and a partnership of three pharmaceutical companies will open the license for a pediatric HIV drug to be manufactured and sold at low cost to countries in need. The joint venture between Medicines Patent Pool and ViiV Healthcare — comprised of AIDS research units from [...]
Every 9.5 minutes another person contracts HIV in the United States. Approximately 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, but almost one in five is unaware of his or her HIV status. In 2009, 17,000 people died from AIDS in the U.S., and the CDC calls this a “stable” trend. Of course, that’s unless you are black (12 to 14 percent of [...]
The huge, ten-year-old US programme that provides HIV treatment and prevention in dozens of developing countries needs to begin shifting to host-country ownership of the programme, according to an advisory report released today. The 700-page report, from the US Institute of Medicine, also says that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which spent [...]
Nous avons souhaité faire cet article car il pose un certains nombre de questions éthiques relatives aux questions de soins dans le domaine du VIH. Ces questions n’apportent pas présentement d’informations utiles aux soins ou au traitement, mais portent sur le contexte de « pouvoir » lié à la question de l’observance.
The number of people affected with HIV/AIDS in East Kalimantan has increased more than twenty-fold over the past nine years, the provincial AIDS commission says. The figure increased to a total of 3,471 cases in 2012 from 170 cases in 2003. “The figure continues to rise,” Junanto, the East Kalimantan AIDS Commission (KPAD) secretary, said [...]
Defenders of the for-profit prison industry reflexively insist that privatization—or the process of subjecting “correctional services” to market pressures—will naturally generate efficiencies as companies respond to competitive forces. They claim that the “market incentives” will generate the types of efficiencies that lay beyond the scope and capacity of public corrections agencies. Despite flimsy empirical support, [...]
Warning Brussel lanceert “Mr. HIV 2013”, een reeks fotoportretten die als doel hebben de serofobie te bestrijden en het actieve burgerschap van personen met HIV binnen het homomilieu te promoveren. Deze serofriendly campagne richt zich voornamelijk tot de holebi en transgender gemeenschap van de hoofdstad en wordt gesteund door het Ministerie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (Gelijke Kansen en Diversiteit).
Masonia Traylor doesn’t look sick. The 25-year-old mother of two is poised. Sitting in a boardroom atAID Atlanta, an HIV outreach facility in Atlanta where she volunteers, she exudes confidence. But Traylor is HIV positive. According to the CDC, 50,000 Americans are infected with HIV each year, and 25% of those are between the ages [...]
The number of new HIV infections among homosexual men is increasing, according to Health Ministry figures. There has been a 55% increase in HIV infections among homosexual men since 2005, though the pace of infection has moderated somewhat in the past few years. In 2011, there were 150 new HIV cases reported among homosexual men. [...]
Health experts warn that Myanmar is in danger of losing its battle with HIV. Currently, the country can only afford to treat a third of its more than 120,000 HIV patients, with international help. But with the future of foreign aid for the disease uncertain, the situation is looking grim. There are 23 clinics for [...]
U.S. regulators gave priority review status to an experimental GlaxoSmithKline drug for HIV/AIDS, which industry analysts view as a possible multibillion-dollar-a-year seller. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration awards certain drugs priority status when they have the potential to offer significant improvement over existing treatments. The agency is due to give its verdict on whether [...]
The Gay population has been increasing in tribal areas, of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. According to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), department of AIDS Control, roughly 0.36 per cent of the Indian population are living with HIV/AIDS. The statistics show that 7.8 per cent of the country’s Gay men are HIV positive. Among the [...]