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IAS 2013: HIV as a Chronic Disease [VIDEO]

HIV has become a chronic disease for people who have access and respond to antiretroviral therapy, but it leads to persistent immune activation and inflammation that could cause problems as people with HIV reach their 60s, 70s, and 80s, Steven Deeks from the University of California at San Francisco explained at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.

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IAS 2013: HIV, Inflammation, and Aging [VIDEO]

HIV has become a chronic disease for people who have access and respond to antiretroviral therapy, but it leads to persistent immune activation and inflammation that could cause problems as people with HIV reach their 60s, 70s, and 80s, Steven Deeks from the University of California at San Francisco said in a keynote address at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.

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UNAIDS: HIV Infections among Children Drop by Half in African Countries

New HIV infections among children by fallen by at least 50% since 2009 in 7 high-prevalence countries in sub-Saharan Africa, largely due to improvements in preventing mother-to-child transmission, according to a Global Plan progress report issued this week by UNAIDS.

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June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

Today (June 27) is National HIV Testing Day, started by the National Association of People with AIDS and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2 decades ago to raise awareness about HIV and encourage people to learn their status.alt

Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-Prostitution Pledge for HIV/AIDS Funding

The Supreme Court of the U.S. this week struck down a provision that requires agencies receiving global HIV/AIDS funding to affirm their opposition to prostitution, stating that it is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech.

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International AIDS Society Conference Starts Sunday

The 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) will kick of Sunday, June 30, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Key areas of interest will include new developments in antiretroviral therapy, biomedical HIV prevention, and improving access to and retention in care.alt

UNAIDS, Advocates Publish HIV Criminalization Reports; Webinar June 25

UNAIDS last month released a report on ending overly broad criminalization of HIV exposure and non-intentional transmission, emphasizing that laws should reflect the latest science. International advocates released their own report on HIV criminalization in early June, and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIVPJA) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, June 25, to strategize about the REPEAL HIV Criminalization Act.

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