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PrEP Effective In Reducing HIV Infection Risk; Other Experimental Therapies Show Potential As Functional Cures, Various Studies Presented At AIDS 2016 Show

aidsmap: PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment “Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can serve as a ‘bridge’ to provide further protection…

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Eliminating Viral Hepatitis By 2030 Possible With Improved Access To Treatments, Increased Funding

The Lancet: Towards elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030 Editorial Board “…[W]ith some vital progress now made, 2016 could be a turning point for the global prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection. … Although the knowledge and approaches required to eliminate hepatitis such as vaccines and antiviral treatment are…

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DRC Launches Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign In Capital, Nearby Province

Reuters: Democratic Republic of Congo launches yellow fever vaccination drive “Democratic Republic of Congo launched a campaign on Wednesday to vaccinate about a million people against yellow fever over the next 10 days in the capital Kinshasa and a nearby province. A wider campaign to vaccinate more than 10 million…

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Finding Cure, Control Strategies For HIV Possible With Continued Research

The Conversation: A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t Sharon Lewin, consultant physician at Alfred Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases and director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, clinical research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute “…A successful strategy…

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At AIDS 2016, Researchers Announce Large Clinical Trial Of Experimental HIV Vaccine In South Africa

Agence France-Presse: Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers “Promising results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine have paved the way for a major new study, researchers announced at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Tuesday. An 18-month trial with a candidate vaccine…

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Seattle Times Feature Examines Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Role In HIV Vaccine R&D

Seattle Times: ‘We have only one shot’: Fred Hutch’s quest to wipe out AIDS in South Africa “A Seattle Times reporter and photojournalist traveled to South Africa to show you how Seattle scientists are working with residents of the country’s poorest townships. The goal: an HIV vaccine…” (Shapiro/Schultz, 7/18).

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Progress Made Worldwide To Improve Access To Medicines But Challenges Remain, Devex Reports

Devex: Bringing medicines to the world “An estimated two billion people lack access to essential medicines, most of them living in Asia and Africa, according to the World Health Organization. While progress has been made in the past three decades, thanks in part to a renewed focus placed on diseases…

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Ahead Of International AIDS Meeting, TB2016 Conference Gathers Scientists, Advocates To Examine Progress In TB Research, Treatment, Prevention

Science Speaks: AIDS 2016: TB preconference highlights response stymied by neglect of patient needs and research funding deficits “Calling for change in approaches to tuberculosis to address poverty, malnutrition, and human rights, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease leader Jose Luis Castro, at a pre-conference event [in Durban] Saturday,…

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Number Of Suspected Yellow Fever Cases Rises In DRC; Health Officials Prepare For Vaccine Campaign Along Angolan Border

Global Health NOW: DRC’s Scant Defenses Against Yellow Fever “Last week, a few doctors from WHO drove for two days on rugged roads to reach this dusty town close to the Angolan border. They came to discuss yellow fever, a hemorrhagic disease spread by mosquitoes, which makes most people feel…

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International Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal For Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak, Worst In Decades

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Angola battling worst yellow fever outbreak in decades needs help, says Red Cross “Angola is suffering its worst outbreak of yellow fever in 30 years with 350 deaths since last December, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday as it…

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