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Study Finds Many Young Women With HIV In 7 African Countries Unaware Of Infection

The Guardian: Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected “Less than half of young women with HIV in seven southern and east African countries are aware they are infected, according to a wide-ranging study. … Only 46.3% of those infected were aware that they had the disease,…

Unlicensed Doctor Reusing Needles Infects Dozens With HIV In India

New York Times: Fake Doctor in India Suspected of Infecting Dozens With HIV “…[H]ealth officials in Unnao, a primarily rural district two hours’ drive southwest of Lucknow, became concerned last July when an unusual number of patients visiting a government hospital began testing positive in routine HIV screening. … At…

Cholera Continues To Spread In Southern, East African Nations

IRIN: Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis “Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect. Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera cases resulting in 1,708 deaths in 12 countries in the…

USAID Donates 4 Xpert Rapid TB Testing Machines To Uzbekistan

U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan: United States Donates Rapid TB Detection Equipment to Uzbekistan “The United States announced today that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). … The purchase of TB detection equipment and…

USAID PREDICT Collaboration Aims To Identify Emerging Infectious Diseases Before Outbreaks

Smithsonian.com: Can Virus Hunters Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Happens? “…For more than 15 years, the ecologist and evolutionary biologist [Kevin Olival] has scoured the globe for samples from animals that harbor some of the scariest undiscovered viruses as part of the global nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance. … EcoHealth Alliance…

More News In Global Health

The Australian: Bill Gates asks for Australia’s help in ridding Asia of malaria (Stewart, 1/23). BBC News: The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure (1/22). News Deeply Women And Girls: In Northern Uganda, Male Mentors Spread the Word on Family Planning (Santoshini, 1/22). New York Times: Killing…

Blog Post Examines Study On Mortality Rates Among HIV Patients In Zambia

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Study finds deaths among Zambia HIV patients on treatment underestimated, and up to 20 times higher than among patients in Europe Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study published in PLOS Medicine that show that death rates among HIV patients…

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