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JUL 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum's return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said on Friday. Gathering scientists, policymakers and grassroots workers, the biennial conference is the biggest single get-together on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The 20th conference in Melbourne drew around 20,000 people, of whom 13,600 were ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - The Independent

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Anti-gay laws will help global spread of HIV, claims global AIDS expert

Anti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have “consequences” for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century, the head of the International Aids Society has warned.

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JUL 23, 2014 - Health Canal

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Repeated home-based HIV screening in South Africa : a strategy well accepted on a large scale

The first results of the pilot phase of the trial ANRS 12249 TasP show that the repeated offer of screening for HIV has been well accepted by a rural population in South Africa. The challenge remains of bringing infected individuals into health care facilities for treatment of the infection. These results were presented as an oral communication at the 20th ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Your Health Insurance Company Can Still Screw You, Despite Obamacare

No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But Obamacare didn't magically transform insurers into benevolent entities solely devoted to taking care of sick people. Health insurance companies, even those that are not-for-profit, have to collect more money in premiums than they shell out in ...

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JUL 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Missile That Downed MH 17 ‘Ripped a Hole Through the Heart’ of AIDS Community

The day after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down in Ukraine, members of the tight-knit HIV/AIDS community are mourning the loss of roughly 100 researchers, who were killed en route to the International Aids Society conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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