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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…

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

Bloomberg Technology: How Counting the Dead Will Help the Living (Gale, 12/14). The Guardian: Half of young people do not use condoms for sex with new partner — poll (Greenfield, 12/14). IRIN: World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse … again (Slemrod, 12/14). Quartz: A lifesaving childbirth tool was…

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,…

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