Tag: HIV

HIV Epidemic Forces Indiana Governor to Extend the Public Health Emergency

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, on Monday issued an order which will be extending the public health emergency. This move is the state’s response to the HIV outbreak which has been rampant since it first broke out in mid-December.

Until Tuesday, it was found that there were approximately 135 cases of the disease of which 129 were confirmed while 6 were in preliminary. This increase in the number has been linked to the increases in injected drug usage. The drug, as it seems, is primarily prescription opioid opana.

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HIV Travel Ban – Still in Pending After Approval

WASHINGTON – Experts at an international AIDS conference held in Mexico City assigned a value to United States for reversing a 15-years-old law, prohibiting HIV-positives from entering the country.

President Bush has signed that act into law since two months, his management has not taken any step yet, required to put the signed law into practice, and legislatives and advocacy groups are wondering what is going on.

“We write to encourage you to act quickly to remove HIV from the list of communicable diseases of public health significance and end the HIV travel and immigration ban,” Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., main supporter of the measure in the Senate, wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt last month. Fifty-eight House Democrats last week sent a letter to Bush that urged him to take “swift action on this issue.”

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Mounting HIV Rates Among Drug Users

Researchers find a considerable increase in HIV infection among injecting drug users.

A report that has been published in the British medical journal The Lancet shows that almost 3 million self-injecting drug users in the world are HIV-positive.

More than 40% drug users are infected in nine countries. The authors of the report showed concern about the lack of data from African countries and said the risk factors were greater in the continent.

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HIV Sweeps Back in MSM

hiv2.jpgAmong U.S. males ages 13 to 24, cases climbed up to 12 percent

According to U.S. health officials report, there is an alarming increase of HIV cases among men especially young one who have sex with men.
The term that has been used for these people by Public health experts is “men who have sex with men” or MSM as several among them neither homosexual nor even bisexual.

According to a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, It has been noted that during 2001 to 2006, the largest HIV transmission group in the U.S was male-to-male sex group.

The greatest increase was of 12.4 percent among 13 to 24 years old males who had sex with other males and the increase was even more in ethnic minorities.

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Senate Reaches a Tentative Deal on Worldwide AIDS Bill

aids-pic3.gifTo fight diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis worldwide, the senate has reached to a tentative agreement to authorize a federal program again.

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief was suggested with $15 billion in funding at the time of its creation five years back. Now the extension of the plan suggested $50 billion more to control HIV and AIDS in many countries of the world. Due to concerns over increased spending, seven Republican senators led by Tom Coburn had stalled that plan.

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HIVs and Remedial Hopes

1. STDs & HIVs fatal

STDs and HIV Aids have become the major threat to the people of Global world. Every day, numerous people are indulging in the infection. The sexually transmitted diseases are increasing because of the open sexually intercourses and brothel houses.

2. Remedial conduct pro HIVs

Therefore the scientists have been continuously investigating the fatal of HIVs. They have proved an investigation that the scientific researches are sufficient to organize the remedial conduct pro HIV enduring.

3. Luxurious HIVs labs

The investigators are saying that the labs of HIVs are dam costly for the research and investigations. The tools and methodologies are being taken on a higher amount of level. The scientists are not caring the patients of HIVs.

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