Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - May 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-05-30 International Narcotics Control Board 'out of step' with HIV/AIDS control efforts, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-05-30 Barbados steps up fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-05-30 Researcher addresses calls for increased focus on male circumcision, partner reduction programs as part of HIV prevention in Africa 0 None
2008-05-30 Delegates at Tokyo conference discuss ways to address health issues, including HIV/AIDS, in Africa 0 None
2008-05-30 UNICEF project uses children, youth as peer educators to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in India 0 None
2008-05-30 Japan awards new prize for HIV/AIDS, malaria work in Africa 0 None
2008-05-30 Washington, D.C., council member recommends eliminating HIV, syphilis test requirements for marriage licenses 0 None
2008-05-30 South Carolina House approves bill that would modify regulations concerning HIV-positive students 0 None
2008-05-30 Sri Lanka vulnerable to a potential HIV/AIDS epidemic 0 None
2008-05-28 Is shipping spreading disease? 1 None
2008-05-28 Toronto Star examines efforts of Stephen Lewis Foundation's grandmother to grandmother campaign in Africa 0 None
2008-05-28 Case involving HIV-positive man, saliva illustrates 'long way to go' in efforts to reduce stigma 0 None
2008-05-28 Male circumcision in Kenya following political violence 0 None
2008-05-28 Risk factors for spread of HIV in Afghanistan high, Health Ministry says 0 None
2008-05-28 Bush should call on Congress to reduce PEPFAR funding in reauthorization legislation, opinion piece says 0 None
2008-05-28 San Francisco Mayor rejects proposed budget cuts to HIV/AIDS services 0 None
2008-05-28 Zimbabwe HIV/AIDS organizations call for integration of TB interventions into country's HIV/AIDS programs 0 None
2008-05-28 HIV advocates, sex workers in India call for passage of bill aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma, discrimination 0 None
2008-05-28 More attention to neglected tropical diseases 0 None
2008-05-27 New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline 0 None
2008-05-27 Warning about the danger of yet another bird flu virus 0 None
2008-05-25 Advocates call for increased funding, renewed efforts for HIV/AIDS vaccine research 0 None
2008-05-25 Miami Herald examines spread of HIV among IDUs in Florida 0 None
2008-05-25 Japan pledges $560 million to the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 0 None
2008-05-25 Guyanese Health Minister Ramsammy discusses HIV/AIDS, health worker shortages at World Health Assembly 0 None
2008-05-25 Scientists image a single HIV particle being born 0 None
2008-05-25 Concern over mystery of Bangladeshi baby with bird flu 0 None
2008-05-25 $50 billion needed for global AIDS control 0 None
2008-05-22 Summit to tackle African-American HIV/STD crisis 0 None
2008-05-22 STARS AGAINST AIDS exhibit in Moscow aims to raise awareness, reduce HIV/AIDS-related stigma 0 None
2008-05-22 Most HIV cases traced to transmission of single virus 0 None
2008-05-22 St. Louis Post-Dispatch examines small pharmacies' efforts to provide specialized services to people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-05-22 Uganda AIDS Commission drafts plan to streamline HIV/AIDS messages 0 None
2008-05-22 Emergency measures employed to stop measles epidemic 0 None
2008-05-21 Congress should 'resolve' issues preventing consideration of PEPFAR reauthorization legislation, editorial says 0 None
2008-05-21 Archbishop Tutu calls on governments to address health issues in Africa, including HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-05-21 DOJ investigating Alabama resort after manager prohibits HIV-positive child from using pool, restrooms 0 None
2008-05-21 Ugandan group launches no-cost HIV testing campaign aimed at children, urges parents to test children 0 None
2008-05-21 Life insurance policies made available to sex workers in India 0 None
2008-05-21 New program promises to solve puzzling medical cases 0 None
2008-05-20 Simple checklist at NYC public hospitals effective in preventing infections 0 None
2008-05-20 NIH announces new program to study patients with mystery diseases 0 None
2008-05-20 HIV/AIDS advocacy groups protest ruling in case regarding HIV-positive man, saliva 0 None
2008-05-20 HIV/AIDS experts call for new ideas, increased funding on 25th anniversary of paper identifying virus 0 None
2008-05-20 NPR program examines HIV/AIDS education in U.S. 0 None
2008-05-20 PEPFAR reauthorization legislation should make HIV/AIDS treatment 'priority,' letter to editor says 0 None
2008-05-20 Warning about lack of attention given to hepatitis 0 None
2008-05-20 Global burden of disease shifts from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases 0 None
2008-05-20 Blood-free monitoring as good as blood tests in predicting the course of AIDS 0 None
2008-05-19 New York Times profiles support group for HIV-positive women over age 50 0 None
2008-05-19 Handicap International launches program in Rwanda to address HIV/AIDS among blind people 0 None
2008-05-19 Online game aims to raise HIV/AIDS awareness 0 None
2008-05-19 NIH launches undiagnosed diseases program 0 None
2008-05-19 Health Ministers to discuss issues surrounding drug patents, access at World Health Assembly 0 None
2008-05-19 Researchers discover 'reservoir' that allows HIV to remain infectious despite treatment 0 None
2008-05-19 Effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy causing 'complacency' among high-risk groups 0 None
2008-05-19 Second Peace Corps volunteer reports being discharged after testing HIV-positive, Washington Post reports 0 None
2008-05-19 Scientists discover why plague is so lethal 0 None
2008-05-19 Bacterial slime helps cause Leptospirosis 0 None
2008-05-18 Disease outbreak prevention crucial in China earthquake aftermath 0 None
2008-05-15 Bird flu pandemic would require multi-drug approach 0 None
2008-05-15 China struggles to cope with killer virus amid earthquake devastation 0 None
2008-05-13 Cuba increasing HIV prevention efforts targeted at MSM, health official says 0 None
2008-05-13 Yemen, UNDP sign agreement to strengthen HIV/AIDS control efforts 0 None
2008-05-13 HIV/AIDS hindering Mozambique's efforts to reduce poverty, E.U. delegate says 0 None
2008-05-13 Chicago Tribune magazine examines HIV/AIDS among children, adolescents in U.S. 0 None
2008-05-13 HIV/AIDS cases increasing among sex workers in Uganda 0 None
2008-05-13 CDC Director Gerberding calls for increase in HIV prevention efforts for black community 0 None
2008-05-13 IRIN/PlusNews examines efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people in Sudan 0 None
2008-05-13 Increased research, determination needed in HIV/AIDS vaccine efforts, HIV vaccine enterprise head says 0 None
2008-05-13 Another outbreak of bird flu in Seoul - all poultry in the city culled 0 None
2008-05-13 Death toll in China now at 39 as 5 more children die from enterovirus 71 0 None
2008-05-12 New data reveals impact of deadly human papillomavirus in Latin America, Caribbean 0 None
2008-05-12 Experts say time to change strategies for HIV prevention in Africa 0 None
2008-05-11 Japanese authorities fear bird flu spread in wild birds 0 None
2008-05-11 Next U.S. President should establish center focused on development of cures for diseases, opinion piece states 0 None
2008-05-11 Access to generic HIV/AIDS drugs increasing following Thailand's decision to issue compulsory licenses, health official Says 0 None
2008-05-11 Southeast Asian officials meet in Laos to discuss HIV/AIDS prevention 0 None
2008-05-11 Kenya launches campaign to increase tuberculosis screening among HIV-positive people 0 None
2008-05-11 Latino Commission on AIDS Project focuses on HIV/AIDS among Hispanic immigrants in deep south 0 None
2008-05-11 South Carolina legislature approves $2.4 million for state ADAP 0 None
2008-05-11 Lotion which glows under ultraviolet light lights up nasty bacteria 0 None
2008-05-08 HIV/AIDS funding in Tanzania expected to total $476 million, government report says 0 None
2008-05-08 HIV on the rise in Germany 0 None
2008-05-08 Namibia to launch pilot HIV testing, counseling project 0 None
2008-05-08 Rapid HIV tests highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in India 0 None
2008-05-08 Human cytomegalovirus mimics human protein to hijack cell division machinery 0 None
2008-05-08 Shift in HIV prevention priorities needed - reducing multiple sexual partnerships and providing male circumcision services should be emphasized 0 None
2008-05-08 New deadly superbug Steno an ever-increasing threat 0 None
2008-05-08 ART drugs for pregnant women eradicates baby's risk of HIV 0 None
2008-05-08 China struggling to come to grips with enterovirus 71 0 None
2008-05-08 Bird flu pandemic risk just as real and probably growing 0 None
2008-05-07 Urgent action needed to address HIV/AIDS among U.S. minority communities as cases 'skyrocket,' expert says 0 None
2008-05-07 Government, businesses should cooperate to mitigate effects of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea, conference delegate says 0 None
2008-05-07 Utah law requiring HIV tests for convicted sex workers, solicitors fails to slow spread of HIV because it is not enforced, editorial says 0 None
2008-05-07 Gordon Brown holds conference on role of businesses in efforts to meet MDGs 0 None
2008-05-07 U.N. launches workplace HIV program 0 None
2008-05-07 Experts review influenza pandemic preparedness guidance 0 None
2008-05-07 The design of a vaccine against Leishmaniasis 0 None
2008-05-07 Bird flu pandemic risk just as real and probably growing 0 None
2008-05-06 Group B streptococcus has decreased among newborns, increased among adults 0 None
2008-05-06 Russia should increase HIV prevention efforts targeted at IDUs, UNAIDS Executive Director Piot says 0 None
2008-05-06 PEPFAR reauthorization bills should address increased risk of HIV among women in Africa, editorial says 0 None
2008-05-06 60 Minutes profiles Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer 0 None
2008-05-06 Group launches program to expand role of people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda 0 None
2008-05-06 Relief in sight for arthritis triggered by viral infections such as Ross River fever 0 4
2008-05-06 Computer keyboard five times filthier than the toilet seat! 0 None
2008-05-06 Better understanding of immune response to HIV infection 0 None
2008-05-06 Impact of round-the-clock, rapid oral fluid HIV testing of women in labor 0 None
2008-05-06 New saliva-based HIV test gives results in 20 minutes! 0 4
2008-05-06 HIV/AIDS cases decline in Malawi; testing, counseling sites increase, health official says 0 None
2008-05-06 More women than men sought services at Uganda's AIDS support organization in 2007 0 None
2008-05-05 Rate of voluntary HIV testing unchanged in Singapore despite expanded access to rapid HIV tests 0 None
2008-05-05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles founder of Children Affected by AIDS Foundation 0 None
2008-05-05 New York lawmakers, HIV/AIDS advocates working to address HIV/AIDS funds for counties 0 None
2008-05-05 MRSA spreading say American Society of Registered Nurses 0 5
2008-05-05 Enterovirus 71 in China claims the lives of two more children 0 None
2008-05-02 New OPAL therapy presents simple, cost-effective method of treating HIV infection 0 None
2008-05-02 The HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia examined at EECAAC II 0 None
2008-05-02 1,884 cases of enterovirus 71 in China 0 1
2008-05-02 Cholera study provides exciting new way of looking at infectious disease 0 None
2008-05-01 Increasing transmission of drug resistant tuberculosis in the UK 0 None
2008-05-01 Chinese authorities again accused of concealing outbreak of deadly virus 0 None


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